Maria Isabel de Pina
MARIA ISABEL DE PINA
Isabel co-founded the firm PINA AMENDOEIRA in 2004, and currently serves as its managing partner and head of the real estate department.
Since starting practising in 1985, Isabel has developed extensive private law experience, with a special focus on the area of real estate investment. In this field, she has established innovative approaches to the definition of property rights among parties who often have quite diverse interests, resulting in greater harmony in the enjoyment and protection of those property rights. Her legal skills in this area have been of tremendous value to clients establishing condominiums, co-tenancies, joint ventures, and other property investments.
In the real estate field, Isabel is experienced in matters of particular relevance to the tourism industry, including those related to the establishment and operation of hotels, hospitality venues and tourist attractions of various kinds. Recently she has developed compliance agreements and procedures to address the new legal regime of Local Lodging/Holiday Rentals (Alojamento Local), harmonizing the relationships between property owners, agents, service providers and tourists.
Isabel closely follows developments in the law of property taxation (IMI, IMT and IS) to ensure she is always up-to-date. She advises individual and corporate clients on how to structure their affairs to minimize tax.
Isabel advises a number of golf, sports and property owner associations, preparing or reviewing their internal regulatory documents and providing on-going legal assistance as needed.
Prior to founding PINA AMENDOEIRA, Isabel was a partner of the firms Pina Mota Campos and Pina Gouveia Fernandes and Freitas e Costa. From 1983 to 1984 she completed her traineeship, and from1982 to 1983 she completed a special internship in the Department of Legal Counsel of the Banco Português do Atlântico (now part of Millennium BCP).
Isabel has taken a leading role in bringing other lawyers together. In 1989 she was one of the founders of Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW), an international association of lawyers with its head office in Switzerland. In 2002 she was a founder of the APORT joint venture, with offices in Lisbon, Porto and the Algarve.
Academic and professional education
Law Degree - Catholic University of Portugal: 1976-1982
Member of the Ordem dos Advogados (Portuguese Bar Association or Law Society) since 1982
English: fluent in the written and spoken language
French and Spanish: understanding of the written and spoken language
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