For more than 20 years Susana has been developing her skills in the Labour Law field, being recognized as a specialist in her area by the Bar Association. She is the lead coordinator of CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut Employment team.
Susana Afonso coordinates and oversees day-to-day legal and labour assistance to national and international clients, providing legal advice to private sector companies, namely through the preparation of legal opinions, follow-up of negotiations regarding the termination of employment contracts, conducting collective dismissals and termination processes, leading and representing clients in the negotiation of Collective Bargaining Agreements, conducting processes related to the transfer of work place, transfer of undertakings, definition of remuneration plans and organization of working time.
Susana leads the CMS Portugal’s Immigration Practice. Within this area, Susana has been active in hiring of foreign European and non-European citizens in the processes of obtaining visas and acquisition of citizenship, among others.
In recent years she has participated and coordinated some of the most important restructuring processes in the country, namely in the financial, insurance, industrial, civil construction, aviation, retail, pharmaceutical and services sectors. In the context of the restructuring processes in which she was involved, Susana acquired extensive experience in negotiating with Trade Unions. Susana is recognized in the market for her vast experience in restructuring processes of personnel, being considered by the Legal 500 as "leading individual".