Benedita Lacerda
Managing Associate

Benedita Lacerda

Joined PLMJ in 2019.
Managing Associate in the Public Law practice.

About Benedita

Benedita is a managing associate in the Public Law practice. With around 20 years’ professional experience, she has focused on the areas of town and country planning law, administrative law, and public procurement, including litigation.

Benedita advises clients on the development and follow-up of projects involving the licensing of activities and urban development operations, as well as on urban planning matters.

Benedita regularly participates in conferences and as a lecturer on matters of administrative litigation and public procurement.

She has completed postgraduate courses in administrative litigation and in public procurement at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Porto.

Before joining PLMJ, she was a lawyer at the law firm Cuatrecasas. 

Contacts

Office: Porto
(+351) 226 074 700*
benedita.lacerda@plmj.pt

*National landlines call

Languages:
English, French, Spanish

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Academic Background
  • Law degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Porto, 2000.
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association
  • Postgraduate course in ‘The New Administrative Litigation’ from the Faculty of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Porto, 2003
  • Postgraduate course in ‘The New Public Procurement Code’ at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Porto, 2009
  • Specialisation course on the municipal business sector at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra (CEDIPRE), 2010.
  • Advanced training course in ‘Public Extra-Contractual Civil Liability’ at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Porto, 2012
  • Advanced training course in ‘The New Framework of the Code of Administrative Procedure’ at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Porto, 2015
  • Initial pedagogical training for trainers (certificate of teaching skills/CCP), B-Training/Gesperitus, 2018
  • Contract design training, Lexdebata/Gertúlio Vargas Foundation, 2019
Professional Background
  • Associate at the law firm Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira (Porto), 2007-2019
  • Associate at the law firm JPAB - José Pedro Aguiar-Branco & Associados, 2002-2007
The Legal 500
2023 - Benedita Lacerda, Rising stars | Planning Law
2022 - Benedita Lacerda | Planning Law
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