Law Degree (with a grade of “Good with Distinction”), Faculty of Law of the Portuguese Catholic University, Lisbon, in 1985.

Master’s Degree, (LLM) in Legal-Political Studies in Administrative Law, Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, in 1990, with a grade of “Very Good”.


Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, from 1985 to 1998 and at the Portuguese Catholic University, from 1991 to 2002.

Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1987.

Currently heading the Administrative Law Department of the firm, leading a team of lawyers responsible for advising a wide range of clients in matters related to Public Procurement - privatizations, public works, procurement of services and public services concessions - Urban Planning, Administrative Litigation, Constitutional Law, Public International Law, Environmental Law, Maritime and Port Law, Project Finance, among other fields of law, representing both private entities and public contracting authorities, advising in some of the largest and most important privatization processes, tendering procedures and financial projects undertaken in Portugal.

Legal Advisor in the field of Public Law to the Secretary of State of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, from 1993 to 1995.

Speaker and moderator at numerous conferences in the field of Administrative Law.

Arbitrator at the Commercial Arbitration Centre of the Lisbon Commercial Association and of the Institute of Commercial Arbitration of the Porto Commercial Association.


Author of many published works, including the following:

  • Diplomatic Relations between Portugal and France from Amiens to Fontainebleau, F.D.L., Lisbon, 1985; (portuguese title: As Relações Diplomáticas entre Portugal e a França de Amiens a Fontainebleau)
  • “Mandatory Prior Submission of a Grievance as a condition for a Judicial Annulment Appeal”, F.D.L., Lisbon, 1985; (portuguese title: A Reclamação Prévia Necessária ao Recurso Contencioso de Anulação)
  • “The Consequences of Judicial Annulment of Implied Dismissal”, F.D.L., 1989; (portuguese title: As Consequências da Anulação Contenciosa do Indeferimento Tácito)
  • Judicial Control of Business Regulators, with Pedro de Albuquerque, 2005; (portuguese title: O Controlo Contencioso da Actividade das Entidades de Regulação Económica)
  • In “Tribute to Professor Freitas do Amaral”, Organization Committee: Augusto de Athayde, João Caupers, Maria da Glória F.P.D. Garcia, 2011. (portuguese title: Em Homenagem ao Professor Freitas do Amaral, Comissão Organizadora: Augusto de Athayde, João Caupers, Maria da Glória)

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