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Mariana Norton is head of the Corporate/ M&APractice in Cuatrecasas in Portugal. She has been a partner of the firms corporate M&A group since 2010. She worked at the Madrid office from 2004to 2017 and is currently based in the Lisbon office, where she started her career in 1998
Her practice both in Portuguese and Spanish law is focused on cross border M&A, joint ventures, private equity transactions and restructurings with extensive experience in renewable energies and infrastructures, advising sponsors, developers and financing entities on creating joint ventures, and acquiring, selling and developing projects.
She regularly acts for private equity investors on their investments and divestments, and represents strategic investors in connection with cross border acquisitions and sales of privately owned companies and assets. She has recently completed a number of major transactions in the infrastructures, energy, retail, real estate and financial industry sectors in Spain and Portugal.
On an international level, she has extensive experience in advising M&A transactions of multinational companies in Europe, Latin America and the United States.
Recommended by several directories including Legal 500 in Corporate M&A and Private Equity. In 2013, Mariana Norton received the '40 under 40' award, granted by Iberian Lawyer to the top 40 lawyers under 40 years of age on the Iberian Peninsula. In 2015, she was distinguished by Expansión as one of the most active M&A lawyers by a number of deals in Spain. In 2017, the prestigious publication Iberian Lawyer included Mariana Norton in its InspiraLAw list of top 50 women in the legal sector.
Sofia is the ECM Deputy Editor at Dealreporter/Mergermarket, where she covers all types of capital markets issuance across major European markets. Her responsibilities include reporting on IPOs, block trades, rights issues and convertible bonds, as well as editing and training other journalists. Sofia was previously a TMT M&A reporter at Mergermarket.