Catarina Guedes de Carvalho

Principal Associate

Catarina Guedes de Carvalho

Main Practice Areas


Restructuring and Recovery

Catarina is a Principal Associate and the Head of the Restructuring and Recovery area at CTSU – Sociedade de Advogados, the Deloitte Legal practice in Portugal, that she joined in February 2022.

With 16 years of professional experience, Catarina works mainly in the areas of Restructuring and Insolvency and Credit Recovery.

She has coordinated and actively participated in several insolvency and restructuring proceedings and in transactions of great importance, complexity and high economic value, both internal and cross border, advising companies in financial distress and also creditors, particularly in the banking, financial, real estate, automotive and aviation sectors.

Her experience includes, among other, the definition of restructuring models and recovery strategies, the conduction of due diligence procedures, participating in the drafting, negotiation and execution of agreements and contracts (acting preventively in identifying and managing risks that could lead to litigation) and assistance in the related legal proceedings.

Catarina has large experience in credit and asset portfolio management and in due diligences on NPL portfolios, defining recovery and asset acquisition’s strategies. She also has experience in foreign judgments’ recognition and enforcement proceedings.

Before joining CTSU, her professional career was developed at PLMJ Advogados, SP, RL, where she led the Credit Recovery and Insolvency’s team.

Catarina is regularly recommended by the main international directories at her practice areas of Insolvency and Restructuring and Litigation, such as Iberian Lawyer (Forty under 40), The Legal 500, Euromoney Legal Media Group (Rising Stars Awards Europe) and Best Lawyers.

Member of INSOL EUROPE, INSOL INTERNATIONAL, IBA (Insolvency Section) and WORLD LAW GROUP (Dispute Resolution Group and Restructuring & Insolvency Resolution Group).

She has been publishing several articles and chapters about her main practice areas’ topics in well-known international journals and technical publications, such as Eurofenix (INSOL Europe) and New Juris (Juris Publishing).

Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 2006.


  • Postgraduate Degree in Legal Sciences by Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Lisbon School), 2008.
  • Law Degree by the Law School of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2004.


Portuguese and English.

Catarina Guedes de Carvalho