Madalena Perestrelo de Oliveira
Senior Counsel

Madalena Perestrelo de Oliveira

Joined PLMJ in 2020.

Senior counsel in the Banking and Finance and Corporate M&A practices.

About Madalena

Madalena is an senior counsel in the Banking and Finance and Corporate M&A practices. In recent years, she has focused on, civil law, commercial law and securities law.

She has a PhD from Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and has been a guest lecturer at this faculty since 2011. She was also a lecturer at the Católica School of Business and Economics. Besides this, Madalena is a researcher at the Centre for Private Law Research of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and a member of Governance Lab.

At the same faculty, she attended the master’s course in legal sciences and the postgraduate course in securities law organised by the Securities Institute.

Madalena is the co-head of various postgraduate courses (in corporate finance, corporate governance, insolvency law and corporate recovery), intensive courses (in investment funds, digital corporate finance and breach of contract), and scientific symposiums (in venture capital and capital markets).

She speaks regularly on various courses, postgraduate courses and conferences, and has also published scientific articles and monographs in her areas of study.

She began her career at PLMJ in 2015 and returned to the firm in 2020 after submitting her PhD thesis.



English, spanish, German, French

Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 2011
  • Scientific master’s (curricular part) in legal sciences from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon
  • PhD in law specialising in juridical-civil sciences from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon
  • Assistant guest professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, 2020
  • Guest lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, 2011-2020
  • Lecturer at the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, 2015
  • 17th Postgraduate Course in Securities Law at the Securities Institute, 2013
  • Co-head of various scientific symposiums and congresses for the Centre for Private Law Research
  • Assistant director of the Revista de Direito Financeiro e dos Mercados de Capitais (Journal of Financial Law and Capital Markets)
Professional Background
  • Non-executive Diretor at Novabase, SGPS, S.A., since 2021
  • Secretary of the board of the general meeting of Novabase, SGPS, S.A., since 2013.
  • Consultant at the Directorate-General of Justice Policy, in the area of legislative policy, 2013
  • Consultant at the law firm Paz Ferreira e Associados, Sociedade de Advogados, 2011-2012
Member of
  • CIDP – Centre for Private Law Research
  • Governance Lab
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