Elisa Seara Vaz

Senior Managing Associate

Elisa Seara Vaz

Main Practice Areas
Banking and Finance
Regulatory and Compliance

Joined CTSU – Sociedade de Advogados, the Deloitte Legal practice in Portugal, in October 2022.

Elisa has been working in the Banking and Finance practice area and has developed her activity between 2014 and 2019 as in-house lawyer in the legal department of Deutsche Bank AG – Portugal Branch and between 2019 and 2022 in the legal department of Abanca Corporación Bancaria, SA – Sucursal em Portugal.

She has experience in providing ongoing legal assistance in matters related with regulation, compliance, product governance and banking services and contracts.

Elisa has participated in several regulatory projects, both national and international, concerning the implementation and follow up of the applicable legislation and regulation, including PSD 2, MCD, PAD,
MIFID 2, PRRIPs, GDPR and others.

Between 2007 and 2014, Elisa was Partner at CSA - Sociedade de Advogados law firm.

Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 2003.


  • Post-graduation Course in Company Law from the Law School of Universidade Católica Portuguesa de Lisboa, 2005
  • Degree in Law from the Law School of Universidade de Lisboa, 2000


Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Elisa Seara Vaz