Rita Rendeiro is the newest partner at CCSL Advogados, heading the areas of Finance, Compliance, and Sustainability.

With approximately 17 years of experience, Rita Rendeiro has worked in prominent law firms in Portugal and abroad, including Vieira de Almeida (VdA) in Lisbon, and Clifford Chance and Dentons in London, where she advised clients in Banking and Finance, Structured Finance, and Capital Markets.

She has also been part of the Issuers Department at the Portuguese Securities Market Commission (CMVM) and held leadership positions in international banks, serving as Head of Legal at Deutsche Bank and as Head of Legal, Compliance, and AML at Abanca in Portugal, as well as in a Private Equity firm focused on impact investments.

Rita holds a degree in Law from the Faculty of Law at the Nova University of Lisbon, an LLM in International Business Law from the Católica Global School of Law, and is a Certified ESG Analyst (CESGA®) by EFFAS – European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies.

Rita is the founder of the civic movement Women in ESG Portugal® and the president of Direito Mental – Association for the Promotion of Mental Health in the Legal Community. She is also a member of the Portuguese Bar Association.

Rita Rendeiro joins the team of partners at CCSL Advogados, which includes José Calejo Guerra (leading the Tax Law practice), João de Lemos Portugal (Real Estate and Public), Mafalda Almeida Carvalho (Corporate and M&A), Hugo Batista Falcão (Litigation), and non-executive partner João Diogo Stoffel.

For Rita, “joining CCSL Advogados represents a unique opportunity to be part of a distinctive project with an excellent team that works in partnership with clients to implement complex and innovative projects, without losing focus on people, who are our greatest asset.”

José Calejo Guerra, the managing partner of the firm, emphasizes that this integration strengthens the firm’s position in the areas of Financial Law, Compliance, and Sustainability, which are areas of significant development and growing innovation. Rita’s extensive experience in these practice areas, both in Portugal and abroad, aligns with the profiles of other partners and the rest of the team, showcasing excellence in both professional and personal characteristics, reinforcing confidence and satisfaction in this integration.

CCSL Advogados has also welcomed lawyers Lourenço Noronha e Andrade and Francisco Borges Coelho to bolster the Corporate and M&A and Finance, Compliance, and Sustainability teams.

Lourenço Noronha e Andrade joins from PLMJ and holds a degree from the Faculty of Law at the University of Lisbon, with an LL.M in International Business Law from Tilburg University, Netherlands.

Francisco Borges Coelho previously worked at OC Advogados and holds a degree from Universidade Europeia, with a Master’s in Business Law from the Faculty of Law at the Catholic University of Portugal. Currently, he is pursuing a Postgraduate degree in Artificial Intelligence In Legal Practice and Its Regulation at the Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon.

The new hires also include trainee lawyer Júlia Teles, who graduated in Law from the Faculty of Law at the University of Lisbon.

CCSL Advogados now consists of a team of six partners, three of counsel, and seven lawyers.


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