Mónica Pinto Candeias

Mónica Pinto Candeias

Portugal, Lisbon
Profession: In-House Counsel
Industry: Competition


Senior Counsel Competition Law at Philip Morris International, where she advises on a variety of global competition issues, across markets and regions. Previously, Monica was a Counsel in PMI’s affiliate in Portugal - Tabaqueira. Prior to joining PMI in 2012, Monica was an associate at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados.


Portuguese, English, French


Antitrust LawAbuse of DominanceCartelsCompliance Programmes


Philip Morris International

Counsel Regulatory at Philip Morris International

6 mth • August 2014 - February 2015 • Lausanne, Switzerland

During the International Short Term Assignment, Monica advised business and executives on complex regulatory matters, and supported the litigation team in Case C-547/14 before the Court of Justice of the European Union

Tabaqueira (PMI)

Counsel at Tabaqueira (PMI)

5 years 2 mth • May 2012 - July 2017 • Lisboa, Portugal

As a Counsel, Monica advised the organisation and management on a variety of legal matters , with a focus on Competition law.


Law Faculty of the University of Lisbon

Master of Law (EU and Competition law) with honours (pre-Bologna). Master thesis: "Merger control in oligopolistic markets of the energy sector"

College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium)

Master of European Law (LLM)

Université de Paris I - Panthéon - Sorbonne

Diplôme d'Études Supérieures de l'Université de Paris - DESUP

Law Faculty of the University of Lisbon

Law Degree

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