Leonor Bettencourt Nunes

Leonor Bettencourt Nunes joined VdA in 2019. She is Associate at the Competition & EU area of practice.

Law degree, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law.

LLM in European Law, King’s College of London.

Assistant professor of the Economic Law, Economic and Monetary Union and International Economic Law at University of Lisbon Faculty of Law.

Before joining the firm she worked as a Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Economy and the Minister Assistant to the Prime Minister and for the Economia of the XXI Constitucional Government.

She also worked as a trainee lawyer and associate at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, from 2013 to 2017.

She was a trainee at the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (2013), in Brussels, and at the European Commission, DG Competition (2012).

Author or co-author of various articles namely:

  • First margin squeeze win for Competition Authority”, Luís do Nascimento Ferreira e Leonor Bettencourt Nunes, International Law Office, Dezembro de 2016
  • The impact of Schrems on data transfers and the cloud", João Afonso e Leonor Bettencourt Nunes, Data Protection Law & Policy, Dezembro 2015, Volume 12, Issue 12.
  • "Competition authority settles first antitrust case under new Competition Act", Leonor Bettencourt Nunes e Dzhamil Oda, International Law Office, Outubro de 2015
  • "Deepening the freedom of services through pro-competitive regulation: the case of the EU Services Directive", Maria Manuel Leitão Marques e Leonor Bettencourt Nunes, State Initiated Restraints of Competition, Edição de Josef Drexl e Vincente Bagnoli, ASCOLA Competition Law, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015.

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.

Member of the Portuguese Association of European Law (APDE).

English, French.

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