Rita Aleixo Gregório
Senior Counsel

Rita Aleixo Gregório

Joined PLMJ in 2020.
Senior counsel in the EU and Competition Law practice.

About Rita

Rita is a senior counsel in the EU and Competition Law practice. With over 15 years’ professional experience, she has focused on advising public and private clients on competition law matters. These matters include state aid, cartel cases, abuse of dominant position or vertical agreements, merger control and compliance programmes.

With particular expertise in the financial, aviation, distribution, energy and waste management sectors, Rita represents clients before the Competition Authority, the European Commission and Portuguese and European courts.

Rita has an LL.M. in competition law from King's College London and completed postgraduate courses in economics for competition law, also from King's College London, and in competition law and regulation and consumer law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon.

Before joining PLMJ, she was a lawyer at VdA and worked in the restrictive practices department of the Portuguese Competition Authority.

Contacts

Languages:
English

Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 2001
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2003
  • Postgraduate in economics and competition law from King's College London, 2011
  • LL.M. in competition law from King's College London, 2007
  • Postgraduate in competition law and regulation from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, 2005.
  • Postgraduate course in consumer law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon
Professional Background
  • Legal consultant in competition law working as a sole practitioner, 2020
  • Managing associate at the law firm Vieira de Almeida & Associados, 2019
  • Legal adviser to the Department of Restrictive Practices of the Portuguese Competition Authority, 2011
  • Lawyer at the law firm FCB – F. Castelo Branco & Associados, 2009
  • Lawyer at the law firm A.M. Moura & Associados, 2005
Member of
  • Competition Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce in Portugal
  • CAPDC - Circle of Portuguese Competition Lawyers
The Legal 500
2019 - Rita Aleixo Gregório | EU and Competition
2018 - Rita Aleixo Gregório | EU and Competition
2017 - Rita Aleixo Gregório | EU and Competition
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