Rita Mayer Jardim

Rita Mayer Jardim holds a Masters with Distinction from Oxford University, in International Human Rights Law. She studied law in Lisbon University and qualified as a lawyer in Portugal, in 1996.

She set up an independent boutique law practice in Portugal because she believes individuals with an international footprint need a holistic, culturally sensitive and personalised approach to legal support.

She is not an academic but is (slowly) working towards a Doctorate in citizenship law at Coimbra University. She is not a tax lawyer but took the Certificate in International Trust Management by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. She is not a business developer but was Director of International Development at one of the “Silver Circle” UK law firms, Mishcon de Reya. She is not a citizen of nowhere (she is only Portuguese) but has lived in Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Lisbon, São Paulo, and London. She is not a polyglot but is fluent in Portuguese and English, decent at French and Spanish and is trying hard at Hebrew. 

Rita is a person who cares and a lawyer who values the privilege of being a trusted advisor to some of the most inspiring, accomplished and worldly persons she has come across: her Clients.


Our work proposition is very different from that of multi-partner law firms: we believe your private lawyer is not inter-changeable with a junior associate, another partner in a law firm or whoever is available. A private client lawyer is not defined by the areas of law covered, nor the number of partners involved or the size of the supporting staff. What is key is the personal relationship of trust forged between the lawyer and the client. It is taking ownership of your matters.

You don´t need a large firm for that. You only need the lawyer you trust to be fully and unwaveringly dedicated to your needs.

In areas which fall outside of our expertise, we have the know-how and independence to suggest the right lawyer for your matter. We are not constrained to recommend someone just because we work at the same law firm. We believe in horses for courses.

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