Barbara Pestana

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Barbara Pestana

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Barbara is the Partner responsible for Immigration and Private Clients at PaxLegal. She is recognized and has an extensive experience in immigration law, namely Golden Visa status and citizenship procedures, before the Portuguese immigration authorities, as well as coordinating the applications for Entrepreneurs and High Value-Added Professionals.

Barbara also advises applicants for the non-habitual tax regime in Portugal, investment, and wealth management for private clients, including real estate operations and restructurings.

Alongside, Barbara has extensive experience in family law, succession law, including litigation.

Experience

After completing her Law Degree, Barbara concluded a traineeship at the European Parliament.

Barbara was the legal advisor of the Secretary of State of Justice in the XV Portuguese Constitutional Government, as well as the 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 a commentator in national broadcasting TV and Radio.

Barbara has completed part of her studies in Switzerland, being fluent in French.


Academics:

Law degree, University Lusíada of Lisbon, Faculty of Law.
Post-graduation, Tax, Instituto Superior de Gestão
Post-graduation, Copyright, Lisbon Faculty of Law

Languages:

FR
English
Spanish


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