Rita Calafate

Rita Calafate

Joined PLMJ in 2019.
Associate at the Faro office.

About Rita

Rita is an associate in the Litigation practice and has 5 years’ experience as a lawyer. Her main area of focus is judicial proceedings in the contexts of civil, corporate, criminal and administrative offence litigation.
Rita has also dealt with court proceedings involving civil liability in contract and tort.
She completed a postgraduate course in data protection law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and attended the master’s course in criminal legal sciences at the same university.
Before joining PLMJ, Rita was a lawyer at the law firm SPS - Sociedade de Advogados and a member of the legal and compliance department at the insurance company Grupo Novo Banco – GNB – Companhia de Seguros de Vida.


Office: Faro
(+351) 289 887 630*

*National landlines call

English, French, Spanish

Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 2014
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2017
  • Course in criminal sciences at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2014
  • Course in protection of fundamental rights in Europe, University of Regensburg, 2014
  • Master’s course in criminal legal sciences t the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, 2017
Professional Background
  • Legal adviser in the clients and cards operation department, Deutsche Bank, Portugal, 2017
  • Associate lawyer at the law firm SPS - Silveira, Prates & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, RL, 2017-2019
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