Carla Farinhas

Carla Farinhas

Portugal, Lisbon
Doctoral Researcher at Utrecht University
Profession: Lawyer, Attorney / Solicitor, Academic / Scholar
Industry: Law Practice, Competition, Digital


Carla has been practising as a lawyer since 2006 in EU and competition law matters in Lisbon and in Brussels. She served as référendaire at the ECJ and subsequently co-founded the law firm CVA with former ECJ judge Cruz Vilaça. She advised the Portuguese Secretary of State for European Affairs on EU litigation. Carla is a Doctoral Researcher at Utrecht University where she focuses on the application of interim measures in competition law proceedings in digital markets.


Portuguese, English, French


EU LawLitigationAntitrustState Aid


Utrecht University

Doctoral Researcher at Utrecht University

December 2020 - Present • Utrecht, Netherlands

Ph.D. project on the European Commission's power to order interim measures.


Utrecht University, School of Law

PHD candidate

College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium

LLM, Master of European Law

University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law


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