Rita Xavier de Brito

Partner since 2019 ––– Lisbon
Member no. 48900L of the Portuguese Bar Association
Main practice areas
  • Spanish

  • English

  • German



Rita Xavier de Brito joined the Lisbon office of Uría Menéndez – Proença de Carvalho as a trainee lawyer in 2007 and became partner in 2019.

Rita focuses her practice on real estate law, advising on the sale, purchase and development of real estate assets, in particular shopping centres, office buildings, hotels and urban redevelopment projects. She also advises on acquisition finance, refinancing and restructuring of firms in the real estate and hotel industries, including the acquisition of mortgage-backed loan portfolios, and has experience in renewable energy projects.

She is recognized by the main international legal directories such as Chambers & Partners and International Who's Who of Lawyers.

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  • Law Degree, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2007
  • Post-graduate courses on companies law, IDET – Universidade de Coimbra, 2008/2009

Professional associations

  • Portuguese Bar Association

Teaching activity

Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Financiamento imobiliário.

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