Julia is an extensively qualified legal practitioner in Macau. She graduated in Law from the University of Lisbon in Portugal, with a focus on Private Law areas, and has completed various courses on telecommunications and arbitration. In 2016 she also completed the Arbitration Entry Course, based on UNCITRAL Model Law of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration (CiArb).
Julia practiced in Portugal with a Lisbon-based commercial and litigation law firm until 1995, after which she moved to Macau. There she started as a legal consultant with the Macau Maritime Department in 1996 and in 1999 became Legal Counsel and Company Secretary to the main telecommunications provider in Macau, Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau (CTM). In 2007 she joined DSL Lawyers, where she has remained since.
As Partner, Julia currently heads DSL Lawyers’ Litigation and Arbitration practice and primarily advises institutional clients on matters of pre-litigation and dispute resolution. With her sound understanding of the procedural and practical aspects of litigation in the Macau Courts, Julia takes an active role in commercial litigation and arbitration, handling a wide range of cases including property, construction, employment and corporate disputes. She has assisted and represented several local and overseas clients across all levels of the Macau Courts, gaining a trove of experience in the process.
In addition to being a member of the Portugal Bar and the Macau Lawyers Association, Julia is also a member of the CiArb (East Asia Branch). Her extensive expertise and knowledge of industry dynamics in Macau allow her to regularly act on behalf of operators in the telecommunications, IT and media sectors, extending her reliable track record for advising on major cases and projects in Macau.