Partner

Rita Cruz

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Rita Cruz has been a CCA partner since 1997. She always worked in the areas of Litigation, Arbitration, Restructuring and Insurance, namely civil and corporate litigation. Rita combines the solidity of knowledge necessary for academic activity, the result of more than 20 years of teaching civil procedure and commercial companies law, with the pragmatic sense acquired with the daily practice of law. She does not like standard solutions and does not lose sight of the practical nature that legal advice must necessarily take.

  • Master's Degree in Legal and Business Sciences from the Faculty of Law, Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Publicly discussed her thesis on "Minority shareholders' protection" (May 2003)
  • Law Degree from the Faculty of Law, Universidade Católica Portuguesa in (1994)
  • Assistant professor of Civil Procedure at the Faculty of Law, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (1996 to the present moment)
  • Professor of the Post-Graduate Course in Legal Sciences and Forensic Law, both at Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Up to the present moment)
  • Adviser to the Secretary of State of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (1994/1995)
  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member of the Lisbon District Council (2008-2010)
  • Litigation Lawyer's Circle Associate
  • Integrates the I List of Arbitrators of Centro Concórdia
English and French

Chambers & Partners Global

  • Band 4, Dispute Resolution, 2020

Chambers & Partners Europe - Portugal

  • Band 4, Dispute Resolution, 2020
  • Rita Cruz, Band 4, Dispute Resolution, 2020

Legal 500 Portugal

  • Tier 5, Dispute Resolution, 2020

Leaders League

  • Recommended, Portugal - Civil & Commercial Litigation Ranking 2020: Best Law Firms, 2020

Media Law International

  • Tier 2, Media Law, 2019

Best Lawyers

  • Rita Cruz, Litigation, 2020
  • Rita Cruz, Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2020

Beyond Law

Whenever she can she goes to work by bike and doesn't obviate her paddling time.