Elsa Pizarro Pardal
Senior Counsel

Elsa Pizarro Pardal

Joined PLMJ in 2016.
Senior counsel in the Corporate M&A practice.

About Elsa

Elsa is a senior counsel in the Corporate M&A practice. She has more than 25 years’ experience in legal practice and has focused on setting up project finance deals for road and rail infrastructures. In recent years, she has worked on privatisation and acquisitions in the road concessions, aviation and energy sectors. Elsa advises corporate clients, including infrastructure concessionaires and aviation companies.

She has a law degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and completed a postgraduate course in corporate finance at the same faculty.

Elsa was a trainee and began her career as a lawyer at PLMJ (1990/1995). She then returned to the firm in 2016 after working at the law firms of J. Henriques da Silva e Associados and Cuatrecasas.


English, Spanish

Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 1990
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 1990
  • Postgraduate in corporate finance law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon all, 2015
Professional Background
  • Associate at the law firm PLMJ - Sociedade de Advogados, RL, 1990-1995
  • Associate at the law firm Henriques da Silva e Associados, 1995 – 2000
  • Associate at the law firm Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, 2000 - 2016
IFLR 1000
2021 - Elsa Pizarro Pardal | Corporate / M&A
2021 - Elsa Pizarro Pardal, Rising star | Banking & Finance: Project Finance
2020 - Elsa Pizarro Pardal, Rising Star | Corporate / M&A
2020 - Elsa Pizarro Pardal, Rising Star | Banking & Finance (Project Finance)
Best Lawyers
2021 - Elsa Pizarro Pardal |
2020 - Elsa Pizarro Pardal |
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