Rita Cruz
Insurance & Risk ManagementLitigation, Arbitration & Restructuring

Rua VÝtor Cordon, n║ 10A

Rita Cruz

Partner | ONTIER PORTUGAL · Lisbon

Rita is a Partner at CCA ONTIER since its inception in 1997. From the beginning, her practice has been chiefly dedicated to the Litigation, Corporate and Commercial, and Insurance Departments, namely in the areas of civil and corporate litigation. She combines sound academic knowledge, acquired from over 20 years of teaching civil procedure and corporate law, with the pragmatic approach gained from the professional practice of law. She is not an advocate of standard solutions and does not lose sight of the practical nature that is unarguably required when giving legal advice. Member of the Portuguese Bar Association. Professional license no. 13144L

Academic backgorund

Master in Commercial Law, having publicly discussed the thesis entitled "A tutela dos acionistas minoritários"; May 2003.

Law degree from the Faculty of Law of the Portuguese Catholic University in 1994.

Professional Experience

Advisor to the Secretary of State of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (1994/1995).

Lecturer of the Civil Procedure and Corporate Law courses of the Law Degree of the Portuguese Catholic University (from 1996 until now).

Teacher in the Post-Graduation in Juridical Sciences of the Portuguese Catholic University.


Awards & Recognitions

Appointed by Best Lawyers Directory as a reference in the category of Litigation 2019;

Distinguished by the Legal 500 Directory in Litigation.

Publications & Associations

Member of the International Bar Association (IBA).

Member of the Lisbon District Council (2008-2010).

Associate of the Litigation Lawyers Group.

Member of the 1st List of Arbitrators of the CONCORDIA Arbitration Centre.

Beyond the Law

She goes to work on her bicycle whenever possible and dedicates time for dancing and playing paddle.




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