Ana Marta Castro > VdA > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Rua Dom Luis I, 28
1200-151 Lisboa
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Work Department

Public law




Ana Marta joined VdA in 2006. She is Partner of the Public Law practice where she has been actively involved in several national and international transactions.

She has focused her activity in the banking and financing sectors, as well as in the sectors of aerospace and defence, transport and infrastructure, telecommunications and energy.

Ana Marta has thorough expertise in banking regulatory matters and banking resolution, privatisation processes and the disposal of public assets, and in matters related to public procurement law, public contracts, public private partnerships (PPP), regulatory compliance and administrative litigation.

Ana Marta regularly advises public sector authorities in structuring complex public acquisition processes. Her practice also includes extensive experience in assisting private sector clients in developing innovative and effective strategies for the award of public contracts.


English, French.


Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.


Law degree University of Lisbon Faculty of Law.

Post-graduation in Administrative Law, University of Lisbon Faculty of Law.

Post-graduation in Public Procurement Law and Practice, Portuguese Catholic University, Lisbon Faculty of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Public law

VdA excels in the gamut of public law matters, particularly standing out for its impressive track record in administrative litigation and arbitration. The practice is equipped to advise private and public sector clients across a range of regulated industries, including banking, telecoms, defence, healthcare and energy, and is particularly popular among public concessionaires. Administrative concessions are among co-head Paulo Pinheiro‘s areas of expertise; he is also proficient in dispute resolution and privatisations. Other key individuals include fellow leader Ana Marta Castro, Rodrigo Esteves de Oliveira and Catarina Pinto Correia, who all demonstrate experience in public procurement, concessions and administrative litigation. The team has further been developing its presence across Portuguese and French-speaking African countries as well as East Timor; Pinto Correia has been instrumental in this process.

Portugal > Planning law

Urban development projects and related compliance, environmental impact matters and disputes are specialisms of the planning team at VdA. The practice also has a notable practice in African jurisdictions, being particularly active in São Tomé and Príncipe in 2020. Clients include key real estate and project developers in Portugal and Africa, as well as local authorities. Practice head Raul Mota CerveiraRodrigo Esteves de Oliveira and Ana Marta Castro are the key contacts.