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RUA SOUSA MARTINS, 10, 1050-218 LISBON, PORTUGAL
Tel:
Work +351 21 095 81 00
Fax:
Fax +351 210 958 155
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Web:
www.cms.law
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CMS, Susana Afonso, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

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Susana Afonso

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CMS

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Employment

Position

Head of the Employment & Pensions Practice Area Susana Afonso Costa has been developing her activity within the area of Labour Law, Social Security Law and Labour Litigation. Susana Afonso Costa's work has been particularly acknowledged in the area of restructuring of staff establishing plan resulting from merger processes, transmission of establishment or other forms of corporate reorganisation. Susana Afonso Costa has a vast experience in the international harmonisation of staff at the level of multinational corporations with the consequent implementation of secondment regimes. Susana Afonso Costa professional experience has further been focused on the redefinition of remuneration plans and social benefits policies. Susana Afonso Costa is a partner of CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut since 2010

Languages

Portuguese, English, Spanish

Member

Susana Afonso Costa has been awarded by the Portuguese Bar Association with the title of Expert Lawyer in Labour Law (2007). Member of EELA – The European Employment Lawyers Association since 2004 Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1995

Education

Susana Afonso Costa holds a graduation degree in Law from the Law Faculty of Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa


Portugal

Employment

Within: Leading individuals

Susana Afonso Costa - CMS

Within: Employment

CMS has a focus on matters with contentious or restructuring aspects and is experienced in handling union negotiations and corporate work. It assisted Seguradoras Unidas in a restructuring process involving individual dismissals, and Altice Portugal in a series of transfer of undertakings as part of a functional reorganisation. ‘ExcellentSusana Afonso Costa leads the team jointly with Sofia Mateus. Senior associate João Gomes heads the Funchal office.

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  • Access to justice: protective costs orders in planning challenges

    Third parties and competing developers have no rights of appeal to the Secretary of State against planning decisions. Disappointed applicants can appeal to the Secretary of State and can have the merits of the application reconsidered. The only remedy available to a disappointed third party is a challenge by way of judicial review in the High Court on a point of law. The sense of frustration and disempowerment this creates has not been helped by the increasing complexity of the planning process and the use of consultation to legitimise decisions that many perceive may already have been taken.
    - CMS Group

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