Rita is a lawyer in Litigation, White Collar Crime and Insolvency at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo.

She specialises in litigation (civil, commercial and corporate), white-collar crime, insolvency and criminal compliance.

She holds a Law degree from Universidade de Lisboa and a master in Private Law from Universidade Católica Portuguesa. She has completed the I post-graduation course about Law Enforcement, Compliance and Criminal Law in banking, financial and economic activities from Instituto de Direito Penal e Ciências Criminais, Universidade de Lisboa, and the I post-graduation course in Sports Law at Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Membership of professional entities and associations

Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 2014




  • 2022

The Legal 500 2022. Insolvency and restructuring – Portugal

«Rita Espírito Santo is recommended.»