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Maria de Lurdes Costa
Admitted to the Bar Association in 1997
Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (1995).
  • Private Notary Training Course, by the Directorate of Justice Affairs of the Government of Macau (July – October 1999).
  • Initial Voluntary Arbitration Training Course, by the Legal and Judicial Training Center of Macau and the Voluntary Arbitration Center of WTC Macau (January 2008).
  • Postgraduate Course in Securities Law, by the Institute of Securities Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (October 2016 – June 2017).
  • Notarial Internship, by the Portuguese Notaries Association (December 2018 – October 2019).
Professional Experience
  • Trainee Lawyer at José António de Albuquerque Dias (October 1995 – October 1997).
  • Lawyer at José António de Albuquerque Dias (October 1997 – June 1998).
  • Lawyer at Jorge Neto Valente, Advogados e Notários, Macau, between June 1998 and June 2016.
  • Private Notary, Macau (January 2000 – June 2016).
  • Member of the Registry and Notary Council of the Directorate of Justice Affairs of the Government of Macau (January 2000 – June 2016).
  • Secretary of Banco Nacional Ultramarino, SA, Macau (December 1999 – June 2016).
  • 1st Secretary of the General Meeting of Banco Espírito Santo do Oriente, SA, Macau (November 1999 – December 2012).
  • Secretary of Caixa Geral de Depósitos – Offshore Subsidiary of Macau, SA, Macau (June 2005 – February 2013).
  • Member of the Administrative Committee of Banco Delta Ásia, SA, Macau (September 2005 – March 2007).
  • President of the General Meeting of Novo Banco Ásia, SA (Banco Espírito Santo do Oriente, SA), Macau (December 2012 – June 2016).
  • Senior Lawyer at Abreu & Associados Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL (September 2016 – April 2018).
  • President of the Deontological Council of the Portuguese Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry of Veterinary Medicines, APIFVET (since May 2018).
  • Intern at the 6th Notarial Internship Course of the Portuguese Notaries Association, Notary Joaquim António Barata Lopes (June 2018 – October 2019).
  • Associate Lawyer at TMA – Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL (October 2019 – present).
Languages
  • Portuguese
  • English
  • French