Inês is an experienced lawyer in the areas of Migration Law, Real Estate Law, and Corporate Law, having founded Azevedo Legal in 2016. This boutique law firm focuses on personalized support for international investors in Portugal, and provides legal counselling throughout all stages of the process.
From 2013 to 2015, Inês worked for the XIX Portuguese Government as Deputy to the Secretary of State and Assistant to the Minister for Regional Development. She was in charge of the Migration portfolio and was responsible for establishing the Portuguese Migration Policy. She also worked in restructuring the High Commission for Migration, adjusting the institution to the new needs concerning migration, as well as to the new needs of international migrants, in Portugal.
Prior to joining the XIX Government of Portugal, Inês worked as a lawyer in some of the most prestigious Iberian law firms – Miranda (2012/2013), CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut (2008/2012), and Úria e Menendez (2004/2006), developing her work in the areas of Energy Law, Public Law, and Real Estate Law.
Inês graduated from the Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa (1999/2004), has a Master’s degree in International Development and Cooperation (2005/2008) and has completed two post-graduate courses in Energy Law (2009), and Tax Law (2004), both from the Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa. She has also completed the ISEP Programme – INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Programme (2006).