Teresa Pitôrra

Teresa Pitôrra joined VdA in 2002. She is a Senior Counsel at the Litigation & Arbitration and Restructuring & Insolvency practices.

Throughout the years and especially in the last decade, Teresa has been actively involved in several high-profile Restructuring & Insolvency (“R&I) cases in a wide range of sectors, with a special focus on banking, funds and financial services, industry and services, as well as telecommunications, in Portugal as well as in other Portuguese speaking jurisdictions such as, Angola, Cabo Verde and Brazil.

With a deep knowledge of insolvency and restructuring laws, Teresa has been representing and advising national and international clients within insolvency proceedings and judicial or non-judicial restructurings, either as creditors or debtor.

Teresa also has significant experience in dealing with civil and commercial disputes, both at pre-litigation and litigation stages, and frequently takes part in advising clients in securitization transactions and other types of asset-backed transactions.

Law Degree International University, Faculty of Law.

Before joining the firm Teresa worked as associate at the law firm Pena, Machete & Associados, currently merged with PMBGR - Sociedade de Advogados.

Teresa participates regularly as lecturer in several national and international conferences and seminars in the field of R&I.

Author or co-author of various articles namely:

  • “PORTUGAL: An Introduction to Restructuring/Insolvency”, co-author, Chambers & Partners Europe 2019. 

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.


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