Ricardo Oliveira
Partner

Ricardo Oliveira

Joined PLMJ in 1996.
Partner and head of the EU and Competition law practice.

About Ricardo

Ricardo is the partner who heads the EU and Competition law practice. He has 25 years’ experience in European law and competition and has focused on defending companies in cartel cases and cases of abuse of a dominant position. Ricardo also specialises in competition litigation, merger control, state aid, implementation of compliance programmes, and EU law and litigation.

He has particular experience in the areas of consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, financial services, insurance, transport, energy and media, and his clients include some of the leading international companies in these industries.

Ricardo has a law degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges.

Before joining PLMJ, Ricardo worked in the office of the President of the General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg, and at the European Commission in Brussels.

Contacts

Languages:
English, French, Spanish

Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 1993
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 1998
  • LLM in European Law, the College of Europe, Bruges, 1994
Professional Background
  • Partner at PLMJ since 2005
The Legal 500
2021 - Ricardo Oliveira, Leading individuals | EU and Competition
2020 - Ricardo Oliveira, Leading individual | EU and Competition
2019 - Ricardo Oliveira | EU and Competition
2018 - Ricardo Oliveira | EU and Competition
2017 - Ricardo Oliveira | EU and Competition
Who's Who Legal
2021 - Ricardo Oliveira, Iberia National Leader & Global Leader | Competition
2020 - Ricardo Oliveira, Global Leader | Competition
2019 - Ricardo Oliveira, Global Leader | Competition
Best Lawyers
2021 - Ricardo Oliveira | Recommended Lawyers
2020 - Ricardo Oliveira | Recommended Lawyers
2019 - Ricardo Oliveira | Recommended Lawyers
2019 - Ricardo Oliveira, Lawyer of the Year | Competition / Antitrust Law
2017 - Ricardo Oliveira | Recommended Lawyers
2016 - Ricardo Oliveira | Other Recommended Lawyer
Chambers Europe
2021 - Ricardo Oliveira, Band 1 | Competition Law
2020 - Ricardo Oliveira, Band 1 | Competition Law

"His work is described as "clear, efficient and accurate" by his clients."

2019 - Ricardo Oliveira, Band 1 | Competition Law

"Sources are impressed by him and describing him as an extremely safe pair of hands"

2018 - Ricardo Oliveira, Band 1 | Competition Law

"Interviewees commend his provision of clear and consistent advice."

2017 - Ricardo Oliveira, Band 1 | Competition Law

"He is a great lawyer, extremely intelligent and a relevant player in the competition law market."

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