Dirce Rente
Managing Associate

Dirce Rente

Joined PLMJ in 2007.
Managing associate in the Dispute Resolution practice.

About Dirce

Dirce is a managing associate in the Dispute Resolution practice and she has around 10 years’ experience in the legal profession, focusing on criminal and administrative offence litigation. In this time, she has acted as a defence lawyer in the great majority of Portugal’s highest profile administrative offence cases, in particular, in financial, capital markets and competition law matters.

In criminal law, she has represented clients in some of the largest and most complex criminal cases ever investigated and prosecuted in Portugal in recent years, particularly in the area of white-collar crime.

Dirce completed a postgraduate course in international and European judicial cooperation in criminal matters at the Faculty of the University of Coimbra and has a master’s in legal-judicial sciences (criminal procedural law / administrative offence law) from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon.

She is a member of Fórum Penal, an association of criminal lawyers, where she is secretary of the board of the general meeting, and of Fair Trials International, where she is a member of the legal experts advisory panel).



Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Coimbra, 2007
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2010
  • Postgraduate in Economic and European Criminal Law from the University of Coimbra, 2009
  • Advanced course in International and European Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, 2011
  • Master’s in legal-judicial sciences (criminal procedure/administrative offence law) from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, 2015
Member of
  • Fórum Penal Association of Criminal Lawyers - Secretary of the Board
  • Fair Trials International - Legal Experts Advisory Panel
The Legal 500
2021 - Dirce Rente | Criminal Law, White Collar Deffence and Compliance
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