Mrs. Maria do Céu Santiago is a lawyer specialized in international and immigration law, business structuring, and restructuring of companies.
With extensive experience in international law, Mrs Maria do Céu Santiago represents, in several geographies, the interests of sovereign states, multinational companies, and individual citizens, namely in Europe, Middle East and South America.
She holds a degree in law from the University of Lisbon since 1998, a Master’s degree in Business Law (ISCTE), and a postgraduate degree in international business law and recently in Aeronautical Law from the same University of Lisbon Law School.
A natural born articulator for excellence, Maria do Céu Santiago is the connection point of an international legal network, operating globally and physically present in the cities of Lisbon (POR), São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia (BR), Doha (QTR), Dubai (UAE)
Mrs Maria do Céu Santiago is a member of the Portuguese Bar Associations since 2001 and Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/SP) since 2009.
Prior to joining HAYMAN – WOODWARD she represented clients on family-based immigration law, from several nationalities who wanted to obtain a resident visa in Portugal.
Mrs. Maria Santiago has vast experience not only in obtaining Gold Visas in Portugal, through varied types of investments, but also in Portuguese citizenships.
She is the author of a Guide How to Investment in Portugal and co-author of “Portuguese Legal Guide”, published by Legal Observer.
Mrs . Maria Santiago collaborates since 2007 with The World Bank Group, through the annual international publication of “how to start a business in…”