Law firm: Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves
Leonor Chastre obtained a degree in law from
the University of Lisbon in 1991. From 1991 to 1993 she worked
at CMS, and from 1997 to 2006 was a member of Mullerat and
was responsible for the firm’s Lisbon office. Since June 2013 she
has been responsible for the intellectual property, media and data
protection practice at Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira. Chastre’s
practice tends to focus on civil and criminal litigation, arbitration,
and corporate transactions. She is fluent in Spanish, German,
French and English.
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Name: Maria Cruz Garcia
Law firm: J Pereira da Cruz
Maria Cruz Garcia is a shareholder at J Pereira da Cruz and
obtained her law degree from the Catholic University of Portugal
in 2004. She studied for her postgraduate course in intellectual
property law in the faculty of law at the same university in 2005.
She has been a member of the Portuguese Bar Association since
2006. She is a board member of the Portuguese Association of
Industrial Property Consultants, AIPPI and ECTA. Garcia has also
been an industrial property agent since 2012.
Name: António de Magalhães Cardoso
Law firm: VdA
António de Magalhães Cardoso graduated with a law degree from
the University of Lisbon’s faculty of law. He has worked at VdA
since 1998 and is now a partner who supervises the whole firm’s
litigation and arbitration practice. His practice focuses mainly on
patent litigation for companies in the pharmaceutical industry.
Before joining the firm he was a partner at law firm Botelho
Moniz, Magalhães Cardoso, Marques Mendes & Ruiz, Sociedade
Name: Manuel Durães Rocha
Law firm: Abreu Advogados
Position: Founder and partner
Manuel Durães Rocha graduated from the Lusíada University in
1985. He was admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association in 1987
and earned his postgraduate degree in intellectual property at the
University of Strasbourg in France in 1988. Rocha has focused his
practice on patents, trademarks, pharmaceutical law, corporate
law, contracts and litigation. He is also a member of AIPPI, INTA,
the International Bar Association, and ECTA. He is fluent in
Spanish, French, and English.
Name: Teresa Anselmo Vaz
Law firm: Anselmo Vaz Afra
Teresa Anselmo Vaz is a founding partner at
Anselmo Vaz Afra & Associados, which opened in 2008. Before
incorporating the firm she worked at Pinto Ribeiro & Associados
from 1990 to 1999, followed by Olavo Cunha, Barros de Figueiredo,
Franqueira Dias e Anselmo Vaz & Associados, and then at
Linklaters in Lisbon from 2002 to 2005.
Name: César Bessa Monteiro
Law firm: Abreu Advogados
Position: Founding partner
César Bessa Monteiro graduated in law from the University of
Lisbon in 1966 and was admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association
in 1969. He has experience in all areas of intellectual property
law and represented clients in a range of industries. Monteiro is
an IP official agent, and an attorney before the European Patent
Office, and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market in
Alicante. He is also an arbitrator at the Arbitration Centre of the
Portuguese Chamber of Commerce.
Name: Leonor Chastre
11/10/2015 Lawyers - Leonor Chastre - Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira
Praça Marquês de Pombal, 2
Tel.:21 355 38 00
Fax: 21 353 23 62
Since June 2013, partner in charge of the Department of Intellectual Property, Media and Information Technology of Cuatrecasas,
From 2011 to May 2013, partner in charge of the Department of Intellectual Property and Information Technology of Gómez -
Acebo & Pombo, in Portugal.
From 2006 to 2011, partner in charge of the Department of Intellectual Property and Information Technology of Abreu Advogados.
From 1997 to 2006, partner of the Firm Mullerat Abogados, in charge of the Lisbon office.
From 1993 to 1996, associated lawyer o f Cancella de Abreu & Associados.
From 1991 to 1993, Traineeship at the Law Firm Pena, Machete & Associados.
The main areas of practice cover the entire range of services in Intellectual Property and Information Technology, Criminal and
Civil Litigation, Arbitration and Corporate.
ACADEMIA AND BUSINESS
Member of Bar Association since 1993.
Certificate of Specialist Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law granted by the Bar Association.
Member of the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA).
Treasurer and Member of Concórdia, Centro de Conciliação e Mediação de Conflitos.
Secretary and Member of the Portuguese-Belgium-Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce (CCLBL).
Treasurer and Member of the General Board of the Bar Association (2002-2004).
Member of the Legislation Committee of the Bar Association (1999-2001).