Barbara Pestana is an immigration attorney. She is a partner at the legal firm, PaxLegal, based in Lisbon.
PaxLegal is the trademark name for the law firm, Patrício, Pestana & Associados. The firm claims decades of experience in dealing with clients from all over the world and has subject matter expertise on complex legal issues, including those involving investment immigration.
Pestana is the focal person for immigration cases and private clients at PaxLegal. Her clientele includes entrepreneurs and high value professionals. She has extensive experience in immigration law, Golden Visa residency and citizenship procedures, and often presents cases regarding them before Portuguese immigration authorities. She also advises clients on the Portuguese non-habitual tax regime, investment, wealth management, real estate operations and restructurings. Her experience includes family law and succession law, including litigation.
Pestana has worked as a partner at PMCM Advogados in the past. She used to be a legal advisor to the Portuguese Secretary of State of Justice as well as a legal advisor at the Ministry of Culture.
Pestana earned her law degree at the Lusiada University Law School and has a postgraduate in taxation from the Instituto Superior de Gestao in Lisbon.
Pestana is fluent in Portuguese, French and English.
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