Filipa Cotta

Filipa Cotta joined VdA in 2020. Head of Practice Partner of the Restructuring & Insolvency.

Filipa boasts over 20 years’ experience and a recognized track record in this area, including in transnational cases in Switzerland, Luxembourg and Brazil, to name a few. Filipa Cotta has been involved in some of the most high-profile corporate restructuring and insolvency cases of recent years.

Law Degree – Catholic University of Lisbon Law School.

LLM University of Virginia, Law School.

Speaker at the Advanced e-Course on Insolvency and Legal Recovery Instruments, promoted by the Nova School of Law, - Module "Main trends in jurisprudence and practical experience in Insolvency Qualification” - from 09.12.2020 to 26.01.2021 and again in May 2022 at the II Advanced Course on Insolvency and Legal Recovery Instruments.

Speaker at the G8 Congress - Latin American – Insolvency and Restructuring Program, with the theme “Rioforte's Cross-Border Insolvency Case in accordance with Portuguese and European Legislation”, 27 of October 2021.

Before joining the firm, Filipa was a Partner at PLMJ, heading the litigation practice area. She specialized in corporate restructuring and insolvency proceedings.

Author of various books and articles namely:

  • Insolvency and Corporate Recovery Annotated Code – Coimbra Editora, 2012
  • Co-author and coordinator of the Practical Guide “Preparing the Future: The essential of the Insolvency and Restructuring mechanisms” – VdA - abril 2022
  • Chapter on Portugal - “Encyclopaedia of International Commercial Litigation” - Wolters Kluwer – Portugal – June 2022

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.



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