Marta Graça Rodrigues is a partner in the Corporate Department of Garrigues, where she practices in the areas of corporate, M&A, capital markets, corporate governance, private equity, financial regulation and commercial contracts. She has extensive experience in all types of corporate transactions, including transactions involving regulated entities, as well as in providing recurring advice to companies, including listed companies.
Degree in Law from Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Post-graduate degree in Securities Market from the Law School of the University of Lisbon.
She has been consistently recognised by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Best Lawyers in her areas of practice.
In 2021 and 2022, she has been included in the list of IFLR1000 Women Leaders, as one of the most prominent female lawyers in the areas of financial and corporate transactions working in Portugal.
Partner at Garrigues since 2011.
Lawyer at Leónidas, Matos & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados from 2001 to 2005; Senior Associate at Garrigues Portugal from 2005 to 2011.
Trainee Lawyer at Leónidas, Matos & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados from 2000 to 2001.
Trainee Lawyer at Pena, Machete, Botelho Moniz, Ruiz e Associados from 1999 to 2000.
Advisor to the Secretary of State for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers by invitation of the Secretary of State in connection with the Protocol executed with the Universidade Católica Portuguesa and the Law Faculties of Lisbon and Coimbra from 2000 to 2001.
Marta Graça Rodrigues practice focuses on Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities Market Law, Corporate Governance, Private Equity, Financial Regulation and Commercial Contracts.
With an extensive experience in M&A and corporate transactions and also in capital markets and corporate governance she has been consistently involved in some of the largest and more complex, sophisticated and innovative M&A, corporate finance and capital markets cross-border transactions executed in the Portuguese market in the recent years. In particular, she has provided advice in some prominent transactions including large M&A transactions, for industrial clients and private equity clients, IPO’s, takeover bids, public offerings and privatizations.
Marta advises clients regularly on all legal issues relating to corporate and securities laws and in the setting up and distribution of collective investment undertakings, venture capital and real estate funds
She provides continuous assistance for some of the largest listed companies in Portugal in the telecommunications, media, IP/IT and banking areas, notably representing such companies before the Portuguese Securities Commission and the Euronext.
Marta also has extensive experience in the area of financial regulation, having advised foreign and domestic financial institutions in several matters of strategic importance, including the setting up, development and reorganization of businesses in Portugal and abroad (including the assistance in cross-border mergers of banks and other regulated entities), and in providing general regulatory advice.
Degree in Law, Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
Post-graduate degree in Securities by the Faculty of Law of the Portuguese Classic University.
Invited Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Universidade Nova de Lisboa since March 2018.
Occasionally participates as a lecturer in the Master in Banking Law at the Law School of the Universidade Clássica de Lisboa.
Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 2001.
Member of the Brazilian Bar Association (OABRJ) since 2013.
- Chambers & Partners (Global) - Ranked in Band 2
- Chambers & Partners (Europe) - Ranked in Band 2
"Marta Graça Rodrigues is very skilled from a technical standpoint and able to lead complex negotiations with multiple parties. She keeps a close commercial relationship with the client."
"She is very knowledgeable and practical."
- IFLR1000 - Highly regarded
- Legal 500
- Best Lawyers
- IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2021 y 2022
She regularly publishes articles on companies law and corporate governance and capital markets matters in several publications.