Inês Almeida Costa

Inês Almeida Costa joined VdA in 2019. She is a Senior Associate at the Investigations & White Collar area of practice.

Law degree from the University of Coimbra Law School. 

Criminal Law Masters, University of Coimbra Law School. 

Post-graduate studies on Economic Administrative Offence proceedings ("III Curso de Outono - O Processo das Contraordenações Económicas"), University of Lisbon Law School. 

Before joining the firm, she worked at PLMJ Advogados SP RL, where she was involved in some of the largest and more complex criminal proceedings investigated and resolved in Portugal in recent years.

Authored and co-authored several books and articles namely:

  • «Children and Young People, the Internet and Cybercrime – The example of Copyright», in Youth, Offense and Well-Being – Can Science Enlighten Policy?, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisboa, 2015 (co-author); 
  • Comment on the European Union’s General Court’s ruling T-541/11, of 26th of July of 2014 – Essay on case-law, in Propriedades Intelectuais, no. 2, November 2014, Universidade Católica Editora; 
  • A chamada tentativa inidónea por inaptidão do sujeito no contexto global do problema da tentativa em direito de penal, Almedina, Coimbra, 2014 
  • «The “In-House Lawyer” and the Statute of the Bar of Association», in Company Lawyers: Independent by Design – an ECLA White Paper, co-edited by Lexis Nexis, ECLA – European Company Lawyers Association e EDHEC Business School – Centre de Recherche LegalEdhee, 2014 (co-authorship); 
  • «O incumprimento e a questão da resolução do contrato administrativo: notas, comentários e problematização de algumas questões» in online legal magazine Advocatus, on 1st of april of 2013; 
  • «O nexo de causalidade e o problema da causa virtual à luz do actual código civil português», in Boletim da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra, vol. 87, 2011, Coimbra; 
  • «Poderá a “reparação penal” ter lugar como autónoma reacção criminal?», in Revista Portuguesa de Ciência Criminal, no. 4, 2011, Coimbra 

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.

Member of ANJAP’s Lisbon Regional Office (Young Portuguese Lawyers Association).

Member of Fair Trials International – Legal Experts Advisory Panel.

Member of Portuguese Criminal Forum.

English, Spanish.

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