Catarina Pinto Correia > VdA > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

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

Public Law




Catarina Pinto Correia joined VdA in 1996. Partner of the Public Law practice, she is regularly involved in advising several matters of Administrative law (general and specific), including public procurement, pre-contractual litigation, administrative concessions and Public-Private Partnerships, and public regulation.
She has participated in several transactions, mainly focused on the energy, postal, transport (including rail) and road and rail infra-structures sectors and  advises clients on projects supported by EU funds.
She leads VdA’s agribusiness team in Portugal and across VdA Legal Partners’ jurisdictions, including francophone and lusophone Africa.


English, French, Spanish


Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.


Law Degree, Catholic University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law.

Master in European Community Law, College of Europe, Bruges.

Post-graduate in EC Competition Law, Kings College, London.

Post-graduate in Public Procurement and Concessions, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law.


Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Public law

(Next Generation Partners)

Catarina Pinto CorreiaVdA

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.