Shannon Brandao Attorney

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About Shannon

Shannon Brandao helps companies understand the Portuguese market and navigate regulatory hurdles. She is currently investigating opportunities for “nearshoring” in Portugal as U.S. and European companies shift production closer to consumers and prioritize supply chain resilience and sustainability.

Shannon also assists individuals, particularly those from the United States and Latin America, with immigrating to Portugal, securing visas and citizenship, and purchasing real property there.

She is the founder of the China Boss newsfeed on LinkedIn, which has over 25,000 followers, and the China Boss newsletter on Substack, where she shares news and analysis on China-related business and geopolitical developments.

Shannon is also internationally regarded as a China expert, and has worked on geopolitical and business issues across a wide range of industries in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. She is the founder of the China Boss newsfeed on LinkedIn, with over 25,000 followers, and the China Boss newsletter on Substack, where she shares news and analysis on China-related business and geopolitical developments. Shannon’s analysis has also appeared in Foreign Policy, Arabian Business News, Lexology, and Harris Sliwoski’s award-winning China Law Blog.

 

An International Business Expert

Shannon graduated cum laude from UCLA and received her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law. She earned an LL.M. degree cum laude in European and International Business Law from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, where she studied WTO rules, European company and competition law, and financial regulation.

In her spare time, Shannon enjoys exploring Portugal with her husband Hugo, reading and sharing China news, and improving her Portuguese.

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Fast Facts

Education

  • Katholieke University (L.L.M., European and International Business Law)
  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (B.A.)

Languages

  • Mandarin (Advanced)
  • French (Intermediate)
  • Portugese (Intermediate)
  • Dutch (Elementary)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • State Bar of Georgia

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