Sofia Mateus > CMS > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Rua Castilho, 50
1250-071 Lisbon

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Sofia Mateus is a partner in the Employment and Pensions practice at CMS Portugal. She is experienced in labour litigation, devising the strategy and action plan underlying any disciplinary proceedings, labour misdemeanour impugnation and labour or social security lawsuits. Sofia is also responsible for all matters relating to pension plans and funds.

She is also a member of the planning, coordination and execution team for restructuring and harmonization processes of personnel, with notable experience working with companies in the financial, insurance, industrial, construction, aviation, retail, pharmaceutical and services sectors. In addition, Sofia provides day-to-day employment law and HR advice to national and international clients, in the private sector. This includes the drafting of opinions, information and memoranda, as well as individual employment contracts, conducting processes relating to workplace and establishment, transfers, definition of remuneration plans and organisation of working time.


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Portugal > Employment

(Next Generation Partners)

Sofia MateusCMS

Companies turn to the employment and pensions group at CMS for its highly praised corporate restructuring expertise. Local companies and organisations, and those with operations in Portugal, engage with the firm for advice on pension funds, training, labour disputes, dismissals and day-to-day operations. The group is aided by a dedicated immigration team, which also advises on tax, social security and permit-related matters. Key sectors for the team include industrial, banking, life sciences, insurance and aviation. Employment law experts Susana Afonso and Sofia Mateus jointly lead the practice, each with over 20 years of experience in contentious and non-contentious employment matters, with the former in restructuring and the latter in litigation. Key support for the restructuring practice comes in the form of João Gomes, who heads the firm’s Funchal, Madeira office.