Shannon Brandao, Attorney

Shannon Brandao

Shannon Brandao helps multinational companies understand the local 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 is 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 20,000 followers, and the China Boss newsletter on Substack, from which she shares news and analysis on China-related business and geopolitical developments. Shannon’s analysis has also appeared in Foreign Policy, Arabian Business News, and Harris Bricken’s award-winning China Law Blog.

Shannon graduated cum laude from UCLA and received her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida. 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 learning Portuguese.

More About Shannon

DELF Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française B1

  • 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.)
  • Mandarin (Advanced)
  • French (Intermediate)
  • Portugese (Elementary)
  • Dutch (Elementary)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • State Bar of Georgia