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Cláudia Amorim

At SÉRVULO since 2006, Cláudia Amorim is a partner of the firm’s Litigation and Arbitration department, having developed a practice in the area of Corporate Crime and Regulatory Compliance. Since 2022, she is the President of the Criminal Forum - Association of Criminal Lawyers (Fórum Penal – Associação dos Advogados Penalistas) and was member of two committees of the Portuguese Bar Association related to regulatory offences and domestic violence. Cláudia also integrated, until 2020, the National Committee Against Torture. She is currently studying for a Master’s in Forensic Legal Sciences, at the Nova University of Lisbon, having already obtained graduate qualifications in Criminal Law (Property and Financial Economic), from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, and in Forensic Procedural Law, from the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal. She graduated in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, in 2002. She started her career as a lawyer at «PLMJ – A.M. Pereira, Sáragga Leal, Oliveira Martins, Júdice & Associados», first as a trainee, between 2002 and 2004, and then as an associate, from 2004 to 2005. She joined the Bar Association in 2004.

Relevant Experience

Criminal litigation, both on the side of the defence and on the side of the prosecution. Special focus on white-collar crime (financial or of employees), on tax crimes and those against Social Security, on property and honour crimes, including in cases of high complexity and relevance.

Litigation in the context of administrative offences, representing both the defence and the Administration. Including in cases of high complexity and relevance, especially in terms of large-scale economic regulation: banking, capital markets and pharmaceutical law.

Litigation in sanctions cases of other kinds, especially in financial liability processes before the Court of Auditors.

Litigation in cases of a civil or commercial nature, including in cases of contractual and non-contractual civil liability and relating to banking law.

External audits.