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Dora Joana

Senior Associate

Dora Joana practices in the area of employment law, with particular focus on restructuration, termination of employment contracts and litigation. Dora also provides legal assistance on day-to-day labour and social security issues.

Dora renders her services in different sectors of activity, including health, insurance, banking and human resources.

Areas of FocusEmployment


  • Advising several transactions, in Portugal, focused on acquisition and restructuring of workforce.
  • Advising on a day-to-day basis, on labour and employment issues, several large national companies, as well as multinational companies with a presence in Portugal, covering a wide range of sectors.
  • Advising several companies on transfer of undertakings and transfer of employees.
  • Representing several national and multinational companies on labour litigation and court cases.
  • Lisbon University, School of Law, Degree in Law, 2000
  • Portuguese
  • English

Prior Experience

  • September 2023 - present, Senior Associate Lawyer, DLA Piper ABBC
  • 2017 - 2023, Senior Associate, Lisbon based law firm
  • 2003 - 2014, Junior Associate/Associate/Senior Associate, Lisbon based law firm
  • 2000-2003, Trainee Lawyer, Lisbon based law firm

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Portuguese Bar Association, 2003