Catarina Duarte

VolverCatarina DuarteCatarina Duarte joined the firm of Belzuz in Lisbon in 2004.

Her practice focuses on Civil and Comercial Litigation, as also on Family and Family Law, providing legal advice in dispute resolution, involving out-of-court management, thoroughly by way of negotiation and mediation of parties interests, as well as the assistance and representation on legal proceedings before Courts or Arbitrators.

In the area of Civil and Commercial Litigation her professional activity is developing with greater intensity in the follow areas:

• Contractual and condominium disputes, tort and commercial law;

• Personal and corporate recovery and insolvency, both on behalf of creditors and debtors;

• Debt Recovery, secured or insecure (collateral and/or guarantees), including Condominium debts;

• Insurance activity in different policy areas and products, for private or corporate use (life, heath, liability, motor, personal accidents, etc).

Under Family and Family Corporate law she is particularly dedicate to the follow matters:

• Marriage procedure and pre-nuptial agreements;

• Divorce, parental responsibility regulation and child or spousal maintenance;

• Non-marital cohabitation;

• Wills, inherit estate management and sharing;

• Inheritance disputes.

She also takes part in the assistance and representation on administrative offense proceedings relating to general economic activity and environment, providing advice and representation at the judicial stage.

She combines this practice with the preparation of legal reports on commercial and civil matters requested by office clients.

Still in the area of litigation, he has extensive experience in matters of Health Law, in all areas of activity, namely civil and criminal liability, medical negligence, both from the perspective of injured patients and insurance entities.

  • Areas of practice:


    • Insurance Law | Administrative Law | Family and Family Business Law
  • Education and Training:


    • Law degree, Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, 2001
    • Post-Graduate in \\\"Law of Land Management, Urban Planning and Environment\\\", Faculty of Law at the University of Coimbra, 2002
  • Date of joining Belzuz: 2004
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, French and Spanish
  • Admitted to the bar: 2003


Belzuz Abogados - Madrid office

Nuñez de Balboa 115 bis 1

  28006 Madrid

+34 91 562 50 76

+34 91 562 45 40

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Belzuz Abogados - Lisbon office

Av. Duque d´Ávila, 141 – 1º Dtº

  1050-081 Lisbon

+351 21 324 05 30

+351 21 347 84 52

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Belzuz Abogados - Oporto office

Rua Julio Dinis 204, Off 314

  4050-318 Oporto

+351 22 938 94 52

+351 22 938 94 54

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Medical negligences Portugal

+351 968559667