Maria da Glória Leitão

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Practice Areas

Labor and Employment, Insurance and Complementary Social Security.

In addition to comprehensive general employment advice, she advises on matters such as restructuring companies involving a workforce reduction, particularly through collective dismissals, redesigning supplementary benefit plans, advising on corporate acquisition models and company transfers. She mainly specializes in the services sector (e.g., information technology, hotel and catering, consultancy, financial institutions), the distribution sector (e.g., cars, clothing and food) and the industry sector.


Partner of Cuatrecasas since 1990. Lecturer of Business Law at ISEG - Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão between 1987 and 1992. Lecturer and Researcher of Business Law at the Law School of the Catholic University of Lisbon, between 1980 and 1987. Legal adviser at the Foreign Investment Institute between 1988 and 1989. Acknowledged by the Portuguese Bar as specialist Labour Lawyer.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Portuguese Bar, International Bar Association and of the European Employment Lawyers Association.


Law degree from the University of Coimbra Law School,1979.