Rita Canas da Silva
Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal (Lisbon School), has a Ph.D. in Private Law from the Faculty of Law of the Nova University of Lisbon, having written her thesis on the suspension of the employment contract. Coordinator Partner of the Labour department at Sérvulo & Associados SRL. Guest speaker at conferences and seminars on Employment Law and Sports Law, has authored several publications on her areas of specialisation. Founding member of the Portuguese Employment Law Association (APODIT – Associação Portuguesa de Direito do Trabalho) and founding member of the Association of Young Labour Jurists (AJJ – Associação de Jovens Juslaboralistas). Between 2011 and 2015 she was Advisor of the Office of the Secretary of State for Employment (Ministry of Solidarity, Employment and Social Security), and Advisor to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of State of the Prime Minister, integrating the Memorandums Monitoring Structure (ESAME - Estrutura de Acompanhamento dos Memorandos), team that monitored meeting of the obligations towards the IMF, the EC and the ECB.