Benedita Sequeira

Benedita Sequeira joined VdA in 2022. She is a Trainee at the Competition & EU area of practice.

Law degree University of Porto, Faculty of Law.

Enrolled in the Master’s in International and European Law at Nova School of Law.

Invited Assistant Lecturer at the University of Porto, Faculty of Law. Lecturer for the practical courses of Private International Law, Civil Procedure and General Theory of Civil Law, among others, in the academic years 2020/21 and 2021/22.

Reseacher at CIJE (Centro de Investigação Jurídico-Económica), at the University of Porto, Faculty of Law.

Research Associate at the Nova Center for Business, Human Rights and the Environment.

Author of various articles namely:

  • Benedita Sequeira, “The Lafarge case: tackling corporate impunity in the battlefield”, in RED – Revista Eletrónica de Direito, Vol. 26, Nº. 3, 2021, págs. 86-107.
  • Benedita Sequeira / Claire Bright, “Diligência Obrigatória de Direitos Humanos: Recensão aos Desenvolvimentos Legislativos ao nível Europeu”, in Nova BHRE & Câmara do Comércio e Indústria Portuguesa, 2021, available at:
  • Benedita Sequeira, “Practical implications of the Council Regulation (EU) No. 2016/1103 on matrimonial property regimes and the Council Regulation (EU) N.º 2016/1104 on the property consequences of registered partnerships” in Crossborder Couples Property Regimes in Action before Courts. Undertanding the EU Regulations 1103 and 1104/2016 in Practice, Dykinson, 2022, págs. 233-242.

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association as a Trainee Lawyer.

English, French, Italian.

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