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Manuela Portela Trigo

Senior Associate

Manuela practices in the area of corporate law, focusing on private equity, M&A, joint ventures and reorganisation.

Manuela advises international companies, private equity houses, real estate funds and VC funds on cross-border transactions, joint venture structures, restructurings, and insolvency matters.

Areas of FocusCorporate
Bar AdmissionsAvocat a la Cour admitted to the Barreau de Luxembourg


  • Advising a global asset manager on its acquisition of shares of a Luxembourg company holding a real estate asset property in the Netherlands.
  • Advising a global financial services group on its acquisition of a real estate portfolio of logistic properties located in Denmark.
  • Advising an investment firm on the corporate set-up of several investments by way of internal and/or external debt and equity financing, including notably the acquisition of one of the world’s leading label companies and pioneer in digital printing solutions.*
*Experience acquired within her previous firm
  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Ghent University, LLM International Business Law, 2016-17
  • University of Louvain, Belgium, Master's degree in European Law, 2014-16
  • University of Louvain, Belgium, Bachelor’s Degree in Law, 2011-14

Prior Experience

  • 2023: Senior Associate, DLA Piper, Luxembourg
  • Associate, Luxembourg based international law firm