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MFA Legal, a new law firm is born
The lawyers João Medeiros and Samuel Fernandes de Almeida, former partners at VdA, announced MFA Legal, a new law firm specializing in integrated risk management. Joana Lobato Heitor will also be a partner.
Led by the lawyer João Medeiros, senior partner, and Samuel Fernandes de Almeida, managing partner, MFA Legal aims to position itself as a highly specialized boutique, with a special focus on the areas of tax, economic crimes, compliance and regulation, with an approach that is intended to be innovative in terms of integrated risk management.
The founding members João Medeiros, a specialist in criminal and misdemeanor law and Samuel Fernandes de Almeida, a specialist in tax law, will also have Joana Lobato Heitor as a partner, who until then was the managing associate of VdA's tax practice, having worked there for the last 8 years.
The team is also formed by Catarina Frutuoso dos Santos, counsel in the litigation and civil law practice; Rui Costa Pereira, managing associate in Criminal and Misdemeanors area; Inês Almeida e Costa, managing associate in the Criminal and Misdemeanors practice and Bárbara Miragaia, senior associate in the tax practice area), all four lawyers coming from VdA.
According to the lawyers, the new boutique will focus on a culture of "great proximity", "total availability" of its partners and "excellence" in the services provided.
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