News | 2023-05-17

TELLES hires Margarida Rosado da Fonseca as co-head of EU and competition law practice

Margarida Rosado da Fonseca is the new partner and co-head of the EU and competition practice at TELLES.

Margarida Rosado da Fonseca joins the TELLES partner group and will lead the EU and competition team together with partner Leyre Prieto.

She has almost 25 years of experience in advising private and public entities in a wide range of sectors, advising on very complex and demanding projects, such as large transactions, Competition law implications within public procurement procedures and implementation of compliance policies, as well as state aid and restrictive practices, merger control between companies, legal issues related to distortions resulting from government (in)action, and even fundamental economic freedoms (such as the free movement of capital and the freedom of establishment or to provide services).

Margarida Rosado da Fonseca, the newest partner at TELLES, holds the title of specialist in EU and competition law, awarded by the Portuguese Bar Association in 2007, and reinforces TELLES' ability to respond to the growing and complex needs of its clients in this area of practice.

According to Miguel Torres, Managing Partner of TELLES, "Margarida Rosado da Fonseca is a renowned lawyer in the field of EU and competition law and represents a further step in TELLES' strategy to become a reference in national and international legal practice. We continue to focus on the quality and specialisation of the legal services offered by TELLES".

"Margarida has a broad and deep know-how in European and Competition matters and will be an important reinforcement that will allow us to maintain the proximity to the client and the high quality of the legal services provided by TELLES, as well as to continue consolidating our team as a national and international reference", adds the co-leading partner of the European and Competition area of TELLES, Leyre Prieto.

"It is with great enthusiasm and commitment that I join the TELLES team (and first of all, the European and Competition team) and contribute to its future strategy. TELLES is based on quality and innovation in consultancy and proximity to its clients, while taking due account to its path of decades, its people and the community in which we operate", states Margarida Rosado da Fonseca.

With a recognised career in European, regulatory and competition law, both in the private sector, in prestigious law firms, and in the public sector, as a technical specialist at the Memoranda Monitoring Structure (ESAME)/Government of Portugal, within the framework of the Financial Assistance Programme, Margarida Rosado da Fonseca has also worked as Director of the Mergers’ Department at the Competition Authority (Autoridade da Concorrência).

She is the Secretary General of APDE - Portuguese Association for European Law and regularly publishes contributions addressing practical issues such as the legal implications of the screening of foreign direct investment in Portugal and the application of state aid rules to sectors such as tourism and transports.

Her participation as speaker at conferences and post-graduate courses on European and competition law, as well as her participation as a member of the jury for the oral exams concerning the Courses for future magistrates at the Centre for Judicial Studies, provide added value for a more comprehensive overview.

Margarida Rosado da Fonseca holds an LL.M. in European Studies from the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium and a degree in Law from the Law School of the University of Lisbon.

With the addition of Margarida Rosado da Fonseca, TELLES now has 25 partners and 130 attorneys. It is worth noting that with the addition of this new partner, TELLES has integrated four new partners in different areas since January 2023.

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