Vera Esteves Cardoso


Vera Bastos Sousa Esteves Cardoso joined the firm in 2023. She is a member of the banking and finance team, as well as a member of Team Genesis.

Vera began her professional career at Banco de Portugal, in the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing supervision division, having coordinated the market entry team over the last few years, gaining specific experience in the field of authorisations for acquisitions and increases of qualifying holdings, licensing, passporting and registration and supervision of virtual asset service providers. 

Throughout her professional career in Banco de Portugal, Vera has participated in the development of European guidelines on authorisations and licensing, in Portugal FinLab, as well as in focus groups related to Stablecoins and Technological Free Zones.

Lexology Client Choice Award 2023, in the category of Fintech.


Law Degree (Nova Law School, 2012). Master's Degree in Corporate Legal Sciences (Nova Law School, 2013). Postgraduate Studies in Industrial Property Law (University of Lisbon School of Law, 2013).


Portuguese and English.

Vera Esteves Cardoso

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