Soraya Portela


Before joining Alter Legal, she worked as a senior associate in the Financial Regulatory practice area of Deloitte Legal and as legal counsel in the Legal Department of Banco Santander (Corporate Center), A&G Banca Privada and UBS Bank (Wealth Management). 

Soraya focuses her practice on regulatory matters in the investment management and financial services sectors and has a broad base of expertise advising asset managers, wealth management firms, MiFID investment firms, securities issuers, banking groups and boards of directors with respect to all aspects of financial regulation.

Soraya has extensive experience with the formation and investment management activities of open-end and closed-end investment vehicles and advises on a broad range of regulatory issues for both wholesale and retail financial services clients. She also regularly provides advice on primary investments and co-investments and ongoing regulatory compliance issues in connection to financial services and markets.


Degree in Law Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Dominican Republic (2002).

Post-Graduate Degree in Corporate and Commercial Law Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Dominican Republic (2004).

LLM Finance, Master of Law in Banking, Corporate, Finance and Securities Law, Institute for Law and Finance, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University (2006).

Advanced Program in Private Equity, M&A and Acquisition Finance, Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (IEB, 2010).


Foreign lawyer.


Spanish and English


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