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

Highly regarded for its public procurement and administrative litigation experience, VdA‘s public law department is a popular choice for public concessionaires and public service licensees in the transport, infrastructure, water and sanitation, postal services, telecoms and healthcare sectors. Besides its focus in Portuguese public law matters, the team has also been developing its presence across Portuguese and French-speaking countries in Africa through its VdA Legal Partners network and longstanding relationships with leading international firms. Dispute resolution is a strong point for the team, which stands out for its involvement in high-profile public law arbitration. Administrative proceedings and concessions are core areas of activity for practice leaders Paulo Pinheiro and Rodrigo Esteves de Oliveira. Ana Marta Castro leads a multidisciplinary group of lawyers dedicated to defence matters, while Catarina Pinto Correia is recommended for her multi-jurisdictional expertise.

Comparative Guides

Portugal: Public Procurement January 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Public Procurement laws and regulations that may occur in Portugal.