Barbara PestanaOf Counsel Portugal
Barbara joined PMCM Advogados in 2000. She is the Partner responsible for Immigration and Private Clients. Barbara is recognized and has an extensive experience in immigration law, citizenship procedures and applications before the Portuguese immigration authorities, as well as coordinating the applications for the Golden Visa Status, Entrepreneurs and High Value Added Professionals.
Barbara also advises applicants for the non-habitual tax regime in Portugal and health management for private clients, including real estate operations and restructurings. Alongside, Barbara has extensive experience in family law, succession law, including litigation.
After completing her Law Degree, Barbara concluded a traineeship at the European Parliament.
Barbara was legal advisor of the Secretary of State of Justice in the XV Portuguese Constitutional Government, as well as legal advisor of the Ministry of Culture.
Barbara is a regular contributor to several magazines and newspapers, writing in particular on immigration law, intellectual property, family and succession law.
She is also regularly invited to participate as commentator in national broadcasting TV and Radio.
Barbara has completed part of her studies in Switzerland, being fluent in French.
- Law degree, University Lusíada of Lisbon, Faculty of Law.
- Post-graduation, Tax, Instituto Superior de Gestão
- Post-graduation, Copyright, Lisbon Faculty of Law