Carla Farinhas

Carla Farinhas

Portugal, Lisbon
Founding Partner at Cruz Vilaça Advogados
Profession: Lawyer, Attorney / Solicitor, Academic / Scholar
Industry: Law Practice, Competition, Digital


Carla has been practising as a lawyer since 2006 in the field of EU law and competition law in Lisbon and in Brussels. Between 2013 and 2018 she served as référendaire at the ECJ. She co-founded the law firm Cruz Vilaça Advogados (CVA) in 2019. Carla is currently parter at CVA and PhD candidate at Utrecht University. Her research project focuses on the application of interim measures in competition law cases and in the digital sector.


Portuguese, English, French


EU LawLitigationAntitrustState Aid


Cruz Vilaça Advogados

Founding Partner at Cruz Vilaça Advogados

April 2019 - Present • Lisboa , Portugal

EU law, Competition law, Fundamental rights

Court of Justice of the EU

Référendaire at Court of Justice of the EU

5 years 7 mth • March 2013 - October 2018 • Luxembourg , Luxembourg

Portuguese cabinet, José Luís da Cruz Vilaça


Utrecht University, School of Law

PHD candidate

College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium

LLM, Master of European Law

University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law

Legal sciences cluster

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