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Maria Villax

Private Business / Family Business at PwC

About Me

Internationally-educated lawyer, MBA-trained, with a particular focus on communication. Five years’ experience as a lawyer in Lisbon managing several key accounts dealing in intellectual property and criminal litigation. 

I have recently integrated the Private Client team at PwC with a particular focus on family business and family governance.

Previously, a Sales Executive with a strong business development focus in a global fashion agency start up, developing client relationships and managing the daily requirements of a showroom. Also a Media Director Consultant for a non-profit organisation specialising in promoting entrepreneurship and changing minds and attitudes. Tri-lingual in Portuguese, French and English.

Corporate Communications | Mediation & Facilitation | Client Relationship Management | Legal Document Drafting | Family Business Management | Presentation & Workshop Organisation Business Development & Consultancy

Maria Villax's Passles

PwC Private Business

Passionate about Private Business

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When duty calls

Most news outlets seem to have missed the most important bit of Prince Harry's statement - duties and greater good. 

If everyone was less...

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Family business - the common denominator

I've just attended the Great British Family Business Conference, organised by Family Business United, where family firms from the most...

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Family businesses - ownership vs. stewardship

Stories abound of family business empires that lost everything over a few generations. The saying "Rich father, noble son, poor grandson"...

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Innovation, innovation, innovation.

Innovation is to businesses what location is to real estate. However, it is an ingredient that sometimes seems harder to find in family...

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