Joana Pacheco

Managing Associate Corporate Advisory & Tax, Energy & Natural Resources

Joana Pacheco

Joana Pacheco collaborates with VdA Legal Partners since 2015, integrating ASP Advogados as Managing Associate.

She has been actively involved in several transactions in Portugal and Angola, with a particular focus on the oil industry services, energy, mining and shipping sectors.

Law degree, Portuguese Catholic University of Porto Faculty of Law.

Post-graduation in Land and Urban Planning and Environmental Law, University of Coimbra Faculty of Law.

Post-graduation in Taxation and Tax Law, Administration and Management Superior Institute of Porto, organized by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Advanced Programme in Taxation and Tax Law, Portuguese Catholic University of Porto Faculty of Law.

Before joining the firm she worked for over six years at Miranda Alliance's associated law firms (Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados and Fátima Freitas Advogados).

She was legal adviser at a public company. Previously, worked as associate at Simmons & Simmons Rebelo de Sousa for six years.

Also worked at a small law office in Porto, where her practice was focused on corporate, commercial, public and tax law.

Co-author of various articles, namely:

  • “Economic Regulation Tariffs in the Natural Gas Sector” (2008)
  • “Notes to the ruling of the Constitutional Court no. 365/2008: Regulation and Supervision Tariff of ERC – Media Regulatory Entity” (2008)

Admitted to the Angolan Bar Association.

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.

Portuguese, English, French.

Client Centered. Local Knowledge. Global Reach.

VdA Legal Partners is the brand name that brings together all lawyers and independent law firms affiliated with Vieira de Almeida for the provision of integrated legal services in Lusophone and Francophone Africa, as well as Timor-Leste. 

We offer a unique blend of international technical expertise with a commercial mindset and in-depth knowledge of local markets. Each instruction received by VdA Legal Partners is diligently handled by multidisciplinary teams comprised of subject-matters specialists and local practitioners.

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