Isabel Gião de Andrade joined Vieira de Almeida & Associados (VdA) in 2010 and is currently head partner of their office in Oporto. Andrade has qualifications in European law, Contracts Law and EC Competition Law and before working for VdA was a partner at Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira & Associados. She currently operates mainly in corporate and commercial law, but also advises on competition law. Andrade is leader of the firm’s Blue Ocean Group, which is dedicated to the economy of the sea, and has been involved with diverse VdA projects focused on mergers and acquisitions, the incorporation and restructuring of legal entities and organising the contractual planning of commercial distribution.