Inês Pinto da Costa
Partner

Inês Pinto da Costa

Joined PLMJ in 2009.
Partner in the Corporate M&A and Private Equity practices.

About Inês

Inês is a partner in the Corporate M&A and Private Equity practices, but she also works in projects and infrastructures. She has almost 20 years’ experience in project finance, M&A and private equity operations.

Her work includes projects in the areas of infrastructure, energy, PPPs, and the development of projects for industrial plants in Portugal and in Portuguese-speaking African countries.

Inês also has extensive experience in international corporate/M&A operations and in advising some of Portugal’s most important private equity firms.

In recent years, she has been very active in the Angolan market, dealing not only with questions of financing, but also in construction contracts and private investment.

Inês completed postgraduate courses in securities law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and in international trade law at the same faculty. She also has an executive master’s in management for lawyers from Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Contacts

Languages:
English, Spanish

Academic Background
  • Law degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa of Lisbon, 2000
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2002
  • Postgraduate in Securities Law, the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, 2001
  • Postgraduate in International Commercial Law, the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, 2003
  • Executive Master’s in Management for Lawyers at Universidade Católica Portuguesa / the Portuguese Bar Association, 2010
Professional Background
  • Partner at PLMJ since 2016
  • Senior associate at the law firm Uría Menéndez (2004 - 2008)
  • Trainee lawyer and associate at the law firm Vasconcelos, F. Sá Carneiro, Fontes & Associados (2000-2004)
Chambers Europe
2019 - Inês Pinto da Costa | Projects

"Clients describe her as a very strong and driven lawyer."

2018 - Inês Pinto da Costa | Projects

"She is highly regarded by clients for her friendliness, the clarity with which she presents points of view and her total availability."

2017 - Inês Pinto da Costa | Projects

"She is very hard-working, with a practical approach towards business issues."

Chambers Global
2019 - Inês Pinto da Costa | Projects

"Clients describe her as a very strong and driven lawyer."

2018 - Inês Pinto da Costa | Projects

"She is highly regarded by clients for her friendliness, the clarity with which she presents points of view and her total availability."

2018 - Inês Pinto da Costa | Projects

"She specialises in cross-border projects with a particular focus on the Angolan market."

2017 - Inês Pinto da Costa, Foreign Expert for Angola | Projects

"She is noted for her activity in the Angolan market, where she often advises on project financing, construction contracts and private investment"

The Legal 500
2019 - Inês Pinto da Costa | Angola Desk
2019 - Inês Pinto da Costa | Projects
2018 - Inês Pinto da Costa | Angola Desk
2018 - Inês Pinto da Costa | Projects
2017 - Inês Pinto da Costa | Banking and Finance
2017 - Inês Pinto da Costa | Projects
IFLR 1000
2020 - Inês Pinto da Costa | Corporate / M&A
2020 - Inês Pinto da Costa | Corporate / M&A (Private Equity)
2019 - Inês Pinto da Costa | Corporate / M&A
2019 - Inês Pinto da Costa | Corporate / M&A (Private Equity)
2018 - Inês Pinto da Costa | Corporate / M&A
2018 - Inês Pinto da Costa | Corporate / M&A (Private Equity)
Best Lawyers
2019 - Inês Pinto da Costa | Recognised lawyer
2018 - Inês Pinto da Costa |
2017 - Inês Pinto da Costa | Other Recommended Lawyer
2016 - Inês Pinto da Costa | Other Recommended Lawyer
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