PBBR joins IR as the exclusive M&A & Energy Law Member in Portugal.

International Referral, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Carla Martins Branco of Pedro Pinto, Bessa Monteiro, Reis, Branco, Alexandre Jardim & Associates. Carla has joined IR as our exclusive M&A & Energy Law member in Portugal.

Carla is a founding partner whose main practice areas include Commercial, Corporate, M&A, Environmental and Energy law.

People who have worked with her have commented on her ‘availability and commitment to clients’ within an ‘extraordinarily professional’ team [that] is ‘uncommonly easy to deal with’. (Legal 500 2013). 

Before founding pbbr in 2010, she was a partner of ABBC & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL (March 2007-July 2010). She was a senior associate lawyer at Abreu Cardigos & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados, RL (October 2005-February 2007), and associate lawyer at Oliveira, Martins, Moura, Esteves & Associados, sociedade de Advogados (formerly Belarmino Martins & Associados), correspondent Portuguese law firm of Landwell (July 1999-2004). Carla undertook an assignment at Landwell Jurídico y Fiscal (Barcelona) – Department of Electronic Commerce, Intellectual and Industrial Property, Computer Law and Data Protection (September-October 2000). She was a lawyer at Belarmino Martins & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, member of the European Economic Interest Grouping Correspondent Law Firms of Price Waterhouse EEIG (March 1996-1999). She was a lawyer at PLMJ – Sociedade de Advogados, RL (January 1993-March 1996) where she also carried out her training for admission to the Bar Association which she has been a member of since 1995.

Carla attended a post graduate course in Energy Law organised by the Law School, University of Lisbon in 2008 and a post graduate course in Information Society from the Lisbon University Law Faculty in 2000. She obtained her law degree from the Lisbon University Law Faculty in 1992. 

Languages include English and Spanish.

If you have a requirement in this area, please get in touch with Carla directly or with the International Referral head office for an introduction.