Ms Joana Andrade Correia > Raposo Bernardo > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Raposo Bernardo
1050-118 LISBON

Work Department

Corporate and M&A.


Partner, Co-head of the Corporate law and M&A department, specialized in corporate restructuring and mergers and acquisitions, Compliance and Regulatory.


Joana Andrade Correia is a partner co-heading Raposo Bernardo’s Corporate and M&A department for 20 years.

Joana has led multiple domestic and international operations, including corporate restructurings and M&A transactions for key players in different sectors, such as aviation, banking and finance, pharmaceutical, energy and infrastructure. Joana holds a degree in Law from the University of the Lisbon Law School and is a post-graduate in Business and Corporate Law by the Catholic University of Lisbon and in Legistics and Legislation Science by the University of Lisbon Law School.

Her recent work includes advising: a major European private airline in the privatization of a public airline; a major European hotels and resorts group in its business incorporation in Portugal and opening of two hotels; a remarkable European industrial company in the acquisition of a competitor company in the Portuguese market; a leading Iberian paper print company in a merger transaction in the sector.

She has worked in several legistics projects in many special commissions to review and reform legislation. Outside the Portuguese jurisdiction, has also participated in elaborating several legislative packages, by invitation of different governments and of the World Bank.


Portuguese, Spanish, French and English.


Portuguese Bar Association.


Holds a degree in Law from the University of the Lisbon Law School and is a post-graduate in Business and Corporate Law (by the Catholic University of Lisbon), in Legistics (by the University of Lisbon Law School) and in Tourism Law (by the Estoril Tourism School).

Lawyer Rankings

Mozambique > Foreign law firms

(Leading Individuals)

Joana Andrade Correia  – Raposo Bernardo

Portugal > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Raposo Bernardo ‘provides top-notch services‘ in corporate and M&A. The team – which is also seasoned in private equity deals and corporate law – is sought after by investment banks, international funds and domestic and international companies. Nelson Raposo Bernardo is a ‘specialist in corporate and M&A‘, and prepared to assist with corporate reorganisations and multi-jurisdictional deals. Clients from the energy, pharmaceutical, transport and tourism sectors turn to Joana Andrade Correia for advice on an array of corporate and M&A matters.

Portugal > Projects and project finance

Raposo Bernardo maintains strong relationships with engineers, contractors, investment banks and promoters, who seek assistance with project finance and development. The projects and project finance practice is under the leadership of two practitioners: managing partner Nelson Raposo Bernardo and Joana Andrade Correia, both of whom have advised on high-value project finance and M&A transactions in Portugal.