Paula Teixeira da Cruz



+351 213 587 500


Paula Teixeira da Cruz is a Partner at Eversheds Sutherland FCB, joining the firm in 2006.

She co-coordinates the Public, Administrative and Environmental Law Department, developing her work in this area, including Administrative Law, Public Law, Regulatory Law, Corporate Law, Urbanisation, Public Markets, Competition, Energy, Telecommunications, Waters, Waste, Environmental, Dispute Resolution and Arbitration.

Paula was an advisor for the Portuguese Government multiple times. She was also a member of the Superior Council of Magistrates, of the General Council of the Portuguese Bar Association and of the Superior Council of the Public Ministry. During her time as Minister of Justice, she implemented a group of measures to reform the Portuguese judicial system that was generally praised by the IFM and the European Commission.


2006 - present

Eversheds Sutherland FCB


2011 - 2015

Government of Portugal

Minister of Justice

2003 - 2005

Member of the Superior Council of Magistrates

2002 - 2005

Member of the General Council of the Portuguese Bar Association

1999 - 2003

Member of the Superior Council of the Public Ministry

1992 - 2006

Lawyer by own account

1991 - 1992

Financial and Tax Institute

Lecturer in Administrative Law

1983 - 1987

Lisbon University Law School

Lecturer in Administrative Law

Professional Associations


Portuguese Bar Association

Portuguese Arbitration Association

Portuguese European Law Association

Association for the Progress of Law



Degree in Law


Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, Italian

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