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WEBINAR “COVID -19 | Simplifying Lay-Off”

April 7, 2020 @ 11:00 - 12:00

by PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL:
• Joana de Sá – Partner | National Head of Labour PRA Porto
• Rita Frade Pina – Senior Associate | Head of Labour PRA Albufeira
• Sérgio Mesquita Dinis – Associate | Labour Departament PRA Albufeira


Zoom online meeting room
(access link to be send once the registration is confirmed)

The British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its next webinar: “COVID -19 | Simplifying Lay-Off”:

As a result of the exceptional measures put in place by the Portuguese government to control the COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented business crisis is affecting many companies throughout the country, being exceptionally hurtful in the Algarve.
To help businesses survive, a number of legal instruments, such as the simplified lay-off, have been adapted or created by the government. This webinar seeks to inform and clarify the impact of this instrument on labour relations within your company.

• Joana de Sá – Partner | Head of Labour | Head of Pharmacy and Medicines Unit
Academic background: Degree in Law from Portucalense University, Porto, in 1999.
Professional experience: Lawyer internship between 1999 and 2001, completed at the law firm Graça Moura, Pimenta, Paiva Brandão & Associados. Shortly after completing the internship (October 2001) joined the law firm Valença, Machado & Associados, and became a partner in 2008. In January 2013, Joana founded the law firm JDS Advogados, a project she managed and which remained active until February 2018.
Associate of the Portuguese-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Member of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA).

• Rita Frade Pina – Senior Associate | Head of Labour PRA Albufeira
Academic background: Law degree, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law (1998); Post-Graduation in Tax, Portuguese Catholic University (2010).
Professional experience: Lawyer admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association in 2000; Lawyer / Legal Counsellor in telecommunications companies, banking / mortgage credit and securitization (2000-2012). Lawyer with experience in the practice areas of corporate, civil and litigation (2012-2016).
Associate of APODIT – Portuguese Association of Labour Law.

• Sérgio Mesquita Dinis – Associate | Labour Department PRA Albufeira
Academic background: Law degree, Portuguese Catholic University – Porto Regional Centre (2013); Master in Business Law, Portuguese Catholic University – Porto Regional Centre (2015); Postgraduate in Labour and Social Security Law, Portuguese Catholic University – Porto Regional Centre (2016).
Professional experience: Legal Consultant at HelloClean (from 2013 until now); Chief Legal Officer (CLO) at HelloVacations – Gest Rental (from 2016 until now); Lawyer at Bandeira, Reis Lima & Brás da Cunha (2019).

This event will be open to BPCC Members only and in order to ensure your booking your registration must be made by 6th April at 12.00 noon, at the latest.
Places for this webinar are limited to a minimum of 5 and maximum of 15 participants and bookings will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.

GDPR Disclaimer: Once your booking is confirmed, the speaker(s) and other event’s participants will have access to your e-mail address. By attending the event you give your consent to have this and other contact details divulged.

Kind regards,

Adriana Silva
Southern Representative

To register just send an e.mail to

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April 7, 2020
11:00 - 12:00


Adriana Silva
(+351) 964 343 173