Rita Calafate
Senior Associate

Rita Calafate

Joined PLMJ in 2019.
Senior associate at the Faro office.

About Rita

Rita is a senior associate in the Real Estate and Tourism practice. With almost 10 years of professional experience, she has handled various transactions and due diligence processes in the real estate sector. Her main focus is on the Algarve, but she also works throughout the rest of Portugal. Previously, Rita was a member of the litigation team, where she gained extensive experience in complex litigation, particularly in relation to property, construction, commercial and corporate matters. She has worked in a number of jurisdictions.

Rita also works in PLMJ's insurance department.

She completed a postgraduate course in property law at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Prior to joining PLMJ, Rita was a lawyer at SPS - Sociedade de Advogados and a member of the Legal and Compliance Department of the insurance company of the Novo Banco Group - GNB - Companhia de Seguros de Vida.


Office: Faro
(+351) 289 887 630*

*National landlines call

English, French, Spanish

Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 2014
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2017
  • Course in criminal sciences at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2014
  • Course in protection of fundamental rights in Europe, University of Regensburg, 2014
  • Master’s course in criminal legal sciences t the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, 2017
  • Postgraduate course in property law at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, 2023
Professional Background
  • Legal adviser in the clients and cards operation department, Deutsche Bank, Portugal, 2017
  • Associate lawyer at the law firm SPS - Silveira, Prates & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, RL, 2017-2019
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