DLA Piper ABBC announces the integration of two new partners in the Lisbon office: Patricia Paias and Stephanie Sa Silva.
Patrícia Paias has almost 20 years of experience in the life sciences sector, in recognized law firms in Portugal and, in recent years, in international management positions at Sandoz International and Gilead Sciences. She returns to Portugal and to law as an associate at DLA Piper ABBC in life sciences and IPT, with a particular focus on patent litigation.
Stéphanie Sá Silva has nearly 17 years of experience as a jurist and lawyer, having devoted a large part of her professional activity to the M&A and Corporate practice area and to the aviation sector. During this period, she has been part of recognized law firms in Portugal, having been Legal Director of TAP Air Portugal in recent years. She returns to law as a partner at DLA Piper ABBC in aviation and business.
Nuno Azevedo Neves, Country Managing Partner of DLA Piper ABBC, underlines: “It is with great enthusiasm that we integrate Patrícia and Stéphanie. Both have a fantastic track record in recognized law firms in Portugal and management experience in leading companies in the sectors in which they work. Patrícia strengthens our global life sciences practice, with a particular focus on patent litigation. His vast international experience will be a very important asset to support our global customers in this sector, increasing the already consolidated capacity of DLA Piper in Portugal. In turn, Stéphanie will strengthen our Aviation and Corporate sector. DLA Piper is a leader in Portugal in the aviation sector, so the integration of Stéphanie seems like a natural step for us to consolidate our leading position.
“Patricia and Stéphanie share our values, our vision, our strategy and above all our ambition. This integration will allow us to significantly increase our offer in Portugal and internationally for global clients in strategic sectors”, reinforces Nuno Azevedo Neves.
For Patrícia Paias, “the opportunity to return to Portugal for a company like DLA Piper ABBC is not to be missed and it is with great enthusiasm that I begin these functions, after more than four years in management roles in Germany and Ireland and almost two decades of practice in life sciences and intellectual property.It is a very exciting field, especially given the context of recent years, and DLA Piper ABBC is the right place to go further along this path, apply my experience and continue to make a difference for our customers.
For Stéphanie Sá Silva, “it is with great enthusiasm that I join the team of DLA Piper ABBC, a world-renowned office and leader in Portugal in the field of aviation. Here, I will have the opportunity to develop the experience acquired in recent years, particularly in the air transport sector and in the field of M&A and Corporate practice, with a permanent concern to provide excellent service to our clients, able to meet your needs”.
With this integration, DLA Piper strengthens its team in Portugal, now counting 17 Partners in a universe of 115 people.