Member Details

  • Portugal

Exclusive IR Member for:

  • Immigration Law
Rua de São Nicolau 121 – 1º
Lisbon 1100-548 Portugal

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A passion for law, advocacy, negotiation and business administration allied to extensive national and international experience gives Sandra Jardim Fernandes the competitive edge to provide clients with an outstanding and unique service.

Sandra has vast experience in: Real Estate Law – particularly in the areas of civil construction, financing operations and real estate investment, real estate use and management and tourism investment operations, involving complex negotiations; and Corporate Law – acquisitions, mergers, divisions and corporate transformation, contracts, consortia and partnerships.

She has also specialized in Immigration and Foreign Investment focused on the real estate and tourism sectors.

Boasting considerable experience in hotel administration, she has held executive management positions for many years.

She is a member of prestigious organizations such as the Investment Migration Council (IMC), Global Law Experts and a lawyer recommended by the UK Embassy in Portugal.

Since 2015, Sandra Fernandes has attended international events, conferences  as a speaker on Immigration and Foreign Investment.

Her personality combines decision making, focus and results orientation with great interpersonal skills, good communication and multicultural understanding.

Areas of Activity

Immigration and Foreign Investment, Real Estate and Corporate Law, One-stop-shop notary acts and Hotel administration.

Academic Education

Degree in Law (Faculty of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, 1990), Post Graduation in European Legal Studies (Faculty of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, 1991), PAGE  – Advanced Management Program for Executives (Universidade Católica Portuguesa 2003).

Professional Associations

Portuguese Bar Association and Investment Migration Council (IMC) and Global Law Experts.


Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.





Firm Description

Valadas Coriel & Associados was estabilished in 2001. VCA has build a very energetic team sporting partners and associates that combine experience and expertise from Law to Economics and Management.

The dynamic yet informal work enviroment has attracted a number of lawyers from major domestic and international law firms.

Our Beliefs

We stand in the legal business as solution providers and problem solvers. If you are stuck in a legal or burocratic quagmire, we are ready to help. Laws might be just papers with ink on it and the best solution for your legal problem should not be the most complex.

We are “Combat lawyers”. Each case is a battle, for whom we define strategy, specific and measurable targets to be met within reasonable time frame.

Areas Of Practise

  • Corporate Law
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Tax Law
  • Energy Law
  • Real Estate Law and Tourism
  • Maritime Law
  • Labour Law

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