Natalie Portela

natalie.portela@srslegal.pt

Natalie Portela is a foreign expert in the competition law department at SRS Advogados, having joined the firm in 2015. Natalie has a law degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, and a bachelor of commerce specialising in economics, management and law from Rhodes University. She previously worked for Bowman Gilfillan in South Africa, and was the Junior Rights Protection Manager for the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) over the 2010 World Cup where she was responsible for the local implementation of FIFA’s Brand Protection Programme, which encompassed the protection and enforcement of FIFA’s Commercial and Marketing Rights in South Africa. She also assisted in the execution of the off-site protection worldwide, managed the anti-fraud, anti-counterfeit and ambush-marketing enforcement strategies, and was responsible for conducting presentations and training seminars with stakeholder groups.