Carla F. Machado
Senior Associate

Carla F. Machado

Joined PLMJ in 2017.
Senior associate in the Public Law practice.

About Carla

Carla is a senior associate in the Public Law practice and she has around 10 years’ experience in the legal profession, focusing on public procurement.

She has a law degree, a master’s and a PhD in public law, all from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra.

Carla is guest lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, teaching the subjects of public contracts, administrative law and constitutional law.

She has taught on numerous training courses and spoken at seminars and postgraduate courses in the area of public procurement. She is also the author, co-author and contributor to many publications in the area of public law and, in particular, public procurement.

Carla is a member of the Public Procurement Group (GCP) of the Centre for Studies in Public Law and Regulation (CEDIPRE) and a contributor to the Public Contracts Journal.

She was an assistant to the Minister of the Presidency and of Administrative Modernisation in the 21st Constitutional Government, and an assistant to the Ministers for Internal Administration in the 19th and 20th Constitutional Governments.

Contacts

Languages:
English, French

Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Coimbra, 2008
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2013
  • Postgraduate in European justice and human rights from the University of Coimbra, 2008
  • Postgraduate in public procurement from the University of Coimbra, 2011
  • Postgraduate in administrative and tax justice from the University of Coimbra, 2012
  • Master's in legal and political sciences from the University of Coimbra, 2010
  • Prize for the best students of the University of Coimbra, in the academic years 2003-2004 and 2004-2005
  • Wolters Kluwer Merit Prize - University of Coimbra, 2009
  • Scholarship from the Rangel de Sampaio Foundation of the University of Coimbra, in the academic years 2008-2009 and 2009-2010
Professional Background
  • Senior associate at PLMJ since 2019
  • Lecturer on the specialisation course in local government public procurement (CEFA)
  • Assistant lecturer on the public procurement module of the masters in administrative law at the University of Minho
  • Guest assistant lecturer at the law faculty of the University of Coimbra, 2013
Member of
  • Grupo de Contratação Pública (GCP), do Centro de Estudos de Direito Público e Regulação (CEDIPRE), 2013
  • Júri de provas de Mestrado na área do Direito Público e de concursos públicos de pessoal
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