Ana Pedro de Castro

Innovation and Knowledge Direction

Ana Pedro de Castro joined the firm in 2019. She is a member of the Innovation and Knowledge Direction Team. Ana is responsible for the coordination and project management involving the set-up and implementation of new working methodologies combining the integration of legal tech and artificial intelligence tools in the procedures or legal tasks in connection with corporate and M&A, competition, criminal and compliance (forensic investigation).

Before joining Morais Leitão, Ana was a Senior Lawyer at AVM (2012-2018). Between 2001 and 2006, she worked as associate lawyer at Miranda and as a consultant at PWC. She focused her practice in Lusophone Africa and Equatorial Guinea jurisdictions, advising clients in different practice areas, such as, corporate, oil & gas, foreign investment, employment and corporate immigration.

She was Deputy of the Minister of Justice (2006-2009) and Advisor of the State Secretary of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (2009-2011). Ana participated in the design and execution of several public policies, notably on cutting red tape and has experience on legistics and legislative procedure.

Law Degree (University of Lisbon School of Law, 2001). Postgraduate Studies in Securities Law (University of Lisbon School of Law, 2001). Postgraduate Studies Course in Legistics and Legislation Science (ICJP - University of Lisbon School of Law, 2007).

Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2003).

Ana Pedro de Castro