Madalena Perestrelo de Oliveira
Of Counsel

Madalena Perestrelo de Oliveira

Joined PLMJ in 2020.

Of counsel in the Banking and Finance and Corporate M&A practices.

About Madalena

Madalena is an associate in the Banking and Finance and Corporate M&A practices. In recent years, she has focused on, civil law, commercial law and securities law.

She is currently awaiting the defence of her PhD thesis, presented in 2019, at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon. Since 2011, she has been a guest lecturer at this faculty and she was also a lecturer at the Católica School of Business and Economics.
Madalena is a researcher at the Centre for Private Law Research of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and a member of Governance Lab.

At the same faculty, she attended the master’s course in legal sciences and the postgraduate course in securities law organised by the Securities Institute.

Madalena is the co-head of various postgraduate courses (in corporate finance, corporate governance, insolvency law and corporate recovery), intensive courses (in investment funds, digital corporate finance and breach of contract), and scientific symposiums (in venture capita land capital markets).

She speaks regularly on various courses, postgraduate courses and conferences. Madalena has also published scientific articles and monographs in her areas of study.

She began her career at PLMJ in 2015 and returned to the firm in 2020 after submitting her PhD thesis.



English, spanish, German, French

Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 2011
  • Guest lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, since 2011
  • Lecturer at the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, 2015.
  • Scientific master’s (curricular part) in legal sciences from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon.
  • 17th Postgraduate Course in Securities Law at the Securities Institute, 2013
  • Co-head of various scientific symposiums and congresses for the Centre for Private Law Research
Professional Background
  • Secretary of the board of the general meeting of Novabase, SGPS, S.A., since 2013.
  • Consultant at the Directorate-General of Justice Policy, in the area of legislative policy, 2013
  • Consultant at the law firm Paz Ferreira e Associados, Sociedade de Advogados, 2011-2012
Member of
  • CIDP – Centre for Private Law Research
  • Governance Lab
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