Marília Moraes is a Brazilian immigration lawyer currently residing in Portugal. She is the co-founder of G.M.F Legal Associates, a firm that offers legal services specializing in corporate law, tax law, civil law, and global mobility.
Find out more about Marília, GMF’s services, and its solutions in the interview below!
What made you decide to move to Portugal?
A great quality of life, a safe country which is open to other cultures, and also the ease of worldwide travel.
Can you tell us more about your journey to become a lawyer?
I used to be in touch with different people and connect with them, talk and walk through different cultures and be pointed out as a reference since I was a child. Now immigration law makes all the sense for who I am and how I can help people all over the world.
Tell us about the services & solutions that GMF offers?
Legal services focused on Global Mobility. We help you where you are and where you want to go. These services include, but are not limited to:
- Corporate Law
- Tax Law
- Immigration Law
- EU Citizenship
- Family Law
- Labour Law
Are you currently seeing an increase in demand for your services from Brazilian & American nationals?
Yes, Brazil has discovered Europe to be the next destination to live besides the USA. Also, North Americans are aware of the great quality of life and security in Europe.
What would you consider to be GMF’s competitive advantage?
We have partners in different locations enabling remote service to our clients and multiple lawyers working abroad. Offering support from immigrants to immigrants.
As a Brazilian and immigration lawyer, do you have any advice you would like to give to individuals considering moving to Europe?
Portugal is a great place to start but Europe is easily open for highly qualified professionals. If you are Brazilian or non-European, don’t be scared to change your country – you may find a lot more opportunities and good people abroad.
Would you consider expanding GMF into other locations?
Of course, in fact, we already have collaborators in other countries, like Italy and Germany.