Vanessa Matos Mendes

Vanessa Matos Mendes

Joined PLMJ in 2019.
Associate in the Public Law practice.

About Vanessa

Vanessa is an associate in the Public Law practice and has more than 10 years’ professional experience. Her principal focus has been on the areas of corporate, foreign investment, and international and commercial contracts. Vanessa has acted on a regular basis for companies in Angola in various sectors. She advises her clients on issues related to contracts, private investment, mining law, public concessions and constitutional law.

She is currently attending a master’s in corporate law (focusing on employment law) at ISCTE. Vanessa has also completed postgraduate courses in "The new frontiers of public procurement" (European Institute) and "Public law in Angola for investors and jurists"(Institute of Legal and Political Sciences), both at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon.

Before joining PLMJ, Vanessa worked as a lawyer at Noronha Tiny & Associados.


English, French

Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 2009.
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2013
  • Postgraduate in Angolan public law for investors and lawyers at the European Institute of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, 2013
  • Postgraduate in the new frontiers of public procurement at the European Institute of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, 2014
  • Master’s in corporate law - employment law - at ISCTE-IUL, 2016
Professional Background
  • Lawyer at the law firm Noronha Tiny & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados, R.L, 2012-2019
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