Benedita Lacerda
Senior Associate

Benedita Lacerda

Joined PLMJ in 2019.
Senior associate in the Public Law practice.

About Benedita

Benedita is a senior associate in the Public Law practice and she has around 20 years’ professional experience, focusing on the areas of administrative law, public contracts, public procurement and planning, including litigation.

Benedita’s experience also includes advising clients on regulatory matters in various sectors and dealing with concessions for public works and services, and for the use of water resources, particularly in the context of expropriations.

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

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, Benedita was a lawyer at Cuatrecasas and JPAB - José Pedro Aguiar-Branco & Associados.

Contacts

Languages:
English, French, Spanish

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
Best Lawyers
2020 - Benedita Lacerda |
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