Isabel Gião de Andrade > VdA > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Rua Dom Luis I, 28
1200-151 Lisboa
Isabel Gião de Andrade photo

Work Department

Oporto: Leading commercial firms (Corporate)




Joined VdA in 2010 and she is the head partner of the firm’s Oporto office. Isabel has been actively involved in several national and international transactions mainly focused on mergers and acquisitions in different sectors of the economic activity, incorporating and restructuring of legal entities, organizing the contractual planning of commercial distribution and supply networks of goods and services. She actively assists clients of different industrial sectors, such as automotive, equipment and products manufacturing, on commercial, contractual and corporate matters.


English, French, Spanish


Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.
Member of the Portuguese Association of European Law.


Law Degree at Catholic University of Porto, Faculty of Law.
LL.M (Master of Laws) in European Law from the University College of London.
Post-graduation on Contracts Law from the School of Law of the Portuguese Catholic University of Porto.
Post-graduation on EC Competition Law from the King’s College of London.

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Porto: Leading commercial firms

(Leading individuals)

Isabel Gião de AndradeVdA

The IT and automotive sectors were particularly rich sources of work in 2020 for the Porto office of VdA, whose work is co-ordinated by Isabel Gião Andrade, an expert in cross-border commercial activities. The team is praised for its ‘thorough and thoughtful counsel‘ and from a deep pool of non-partner lawyers, managing associate Benedita Gonçalves stands out for her labour law advice, working on a number of restructurings and collective dismissals in 2020. Her fellow managing associate Inês Ribera is also a key contact and coordinates the corporate and governance team.