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Beatriz da Costa Monteiro


Beatriz da Costa Monteiro practices in Compliance and litigation, especially in criminal law, with particular focus on white-collar crime.


  • A set of more than a dozen criminal cases against family members of a foreign Head of State. In the process, the political aspect was mixed with accusations of alleged crimes of embezzlement of public funds and money laundering
  • The first criminal case tried in Portugal against a company and its CEO for the practice of an alleged crime of discrimination at work and disruption of freedom of association
  • Defense of defendants in the largest bankruptcy cases of a Portuguese private bank, with accusations of fraud, forgery of documents, corruption, corruption in international trade, money laundering, etc
  • Representation of a religious dignitary in a criminal case for alleged falsification of documents, corruption and money laundering
  • Criminal investigation directed against Portuguese municipal politicians for alleged crimes of corruption, influence peddling, money laundering, forgery of documents, embezzlement and maladministration
  • Legal Assistance to a multinational cosmetics company in various criminal cases
  • English
  • University of Lisbon, School of Law, Master's degree in law practice - Criminal Law (attending)
  • Seminar in Data Protection: General Data Protection Regulation, European Guideline and National Legislation, 2018
  • University of Lisbon, School of Law, Criminal Law an Criminal Sciences Institute, Postgraduate Course in Criminal Law and Cinema, 2018

Prior Experience

  • 2022 – present, Associate, DLA Piper ABBC
  • 2021 – 22, Associate Lawyer, Law firm based in Lisbon
  • 2018 – 20, Trainee Lawyer, Law firm based In Lisbon
  • 2016, Summer Trainee, Law firm based in Lisbon

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association (2021)