Inês Pinheiro


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Expert in labor matters and labor litigation.

Inês Pinheiro specializes in advising on downsizing; negotiations with staff, employers associations and labor unions; planning and implementing collective dismissals; contract negotiation and labor law compliance audits. She advises clients from a wide range of sectors, including industrial, trade and service provision, such as fast-moving consumer goods, banking, media, construction and real estate.

From 2004 to 2022, she worked at SLCM - Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados, a full-service law firm with over 60 years of activity that merged with Cuatrecasas in 2023.

Before that, she was head of the legal and human resources department of a multinational for 13 years.

She is a member of the Portuguese Bar Association. She is also on the list of arbitrators at Centro de Arbitragem Comercial (Lisbon) and Instituto de Arbitragem Comercial (Oporto). She is a member of Associação Portuguesa Direito do Trabalho (APODIT).


  • Postgraduate studies in Labor Law
    Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 2009

    Postgraduate studies in Company Law
    Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 2005

    Postgraduate studies in European Community Law
    Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 1985

    Bachelor of Laws
    Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon 1984

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