Graduated in Law (2002), with a final global mark of 17/20, from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and Master (LLM) in Commercial and Company Law, with a final mark of 18/20, from the same Faculty (2006). Awarded with academic prizes in 2001 (Criminal Law) and 2002 (Civil Law).
Taught at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra since 2002 until 2013 (including Commercial Contract Law, Company Law and Public Finance), when he moved to Macau to join a Law Firm.
Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association since 2005; worked with several renowned Law firms in Portugal, including as a Legal Consultant/Of Counsel and as a Founding Partner (Contract Law, Company Law, Arbitration).
Published on numerous topics (Portugal and Macau) of Civil Law, Contract Law, Commercial Law, Company Law and Public Finance and was a thesis advisor in various Master Graduations in the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra. Issued several Legal Opinions addressed to Portuguese and Macau higher Courts with some of the most reputable Legal Consultants and Law Professors in Portugal; quoted in several Court decisions of the Portuguese Supreme Court (S.T.J.) and quoted by T.U.I. (Macau’s Supreme Court).
Member of the national Jury for selecting Portuguese Judges in 2012.
Speaker in several conferences in Portugal and Macau (including conferences held, in 2017, by the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau).
Managing Director/Legal Consultant of a Law Firm in Macau (2015-2017). Currently a Senior Instructor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau (since March 2018).
Member of the ‘Law Institute of the Faculty of Law of Coimbra University’ since 2013 (as a researcher); Member of ‘ADSR’ (Labor and Company Law Association – Portugal) since 2014; Member of ‘IDET’ (Labor and Company Law Institute – Portugal) since 2010.
CURRENT AND PAST PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Senior Instructor at FLL (Faculty of Law of the University of Macau) – from the 1st of March 2018;
Jurist in “FCLaw – Lawyers & Private Notaries” (2017);
Part-time Regent of Public Economics at FLL (Faculty of Law of the University of Macau) (2017);
Managing Director of “STA-Lawyers” (Macau) (2015-2017);
Senior Associate at “Riquito Advogados” (2013-2015);
Assistant in the Faculty of Law of Coimbra University (subjects taught: Commercial law, Contract Law, Financial Law, Public Finance);
Professor in Company Law’s Post-Graduation Course at ESTG-IPL (Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão – Instituto Politécnico de Leiria / Portugal);
Consultant/Partner in “FPV – Francisco Pimentel, Varandas & Associados, RL” Law Firm;
External Consultant in “JPAB – José Pedro Aguiar Branco & Associados” Law Firm;
Lawyer in “JPALMS – José Pais do Amaral, Luís Manuel Santos & Associados, RL” Law Firm;
Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 2005;
Member of the Law Institute of the Faculty of Law of Coimbra University (“Instituto Jurídico da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra”) since 2013;
Member of ADSR (“Associação do Direito das Sociedades em Revista”) since 2014;
Member of IDET (“Instituto de Direito das Empresas e do Trabalho”) since 2010;
Issued various legal opinions submitted to several Portuguese High Courts and Macau Courts;
Quoted in several Court decisions of S.T.J. (Portuguese Supreme Court) and quoted by T.U.I. (Macau Supreme Court);
Speaker at various conferences in Portugal. Speaker in a conference on Public Finance at the Faculty of Law of Macao University (UMAC) on the 20th of April 2017. Speaker in an international conference on ‘Consumer Policy in China’ (organized by the European Society of International Law and the American Society of International Law) at the Faculty of Law of Macao University on the 29th of June of 2017;
Member of the National Jury for selection of Portuguese Judges (“provas de acesso ao 30.º curso normal de formação de magistrados do Centro de Estudos Judiciários”);
Member of the Jury in several Master Graduations in Company and Commercial Law (Faculty of Law of Coimbra University);
Member of the Jury for Prize “Doutor José Joaquim Teixeira Ribeiro” (Public Finance) (Faculty of Law of Coimbra University) – 2007-2008.
Master in Company Law and Commercial Law (LLM) by the Faculty of Law of Coimbra University – Portugal (with the final grade of 18/20) – 2006;
Post graduated in Company Law and Commercial Law by the Faculty of Law of Coimbra University – Portugal (grades: Company Law: 18/20; Commercial Law: 18/20; Criminal Economic Law: 18/20) – 2004;
Licenciate Degree in Law by the Faculty of Law of Coimbra University – Portugal (final global grade: 17/20) – 2002.
CERTIFICATES ON FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Certificate in Advanced English, Cambridge University (1994);
First Certificate in English, Cambridge University (1991).
ACADEMIC PRIZES AND AWARDS
Prize “Professor Doutor Guilherme Moreira” (Civil Law), Rangel de Sampaio Foundation – 2002;
Prize “Professor Doutor Beleza dos Santos” (Criminal Law), Faculty of Law of Coimbra University – 2001.
PUBLISHED BOOKS AND ARTICLES
– Civil and Commercial Law
: “Sobre a atipicidade dos contratos de instalação de lojistas em centros comerciais (da atipicidade como pretexto à atipicidade enquanto contexto)”, Boletim da Faculdade de Direito, vol. LXXX, Coimbra, 2004;
– Criminal Law
: “Direito penal económico: da autonomia dogmática à integridade nos princípios”, Temas de Direito Penal Económico, Coimbra, Coimbra Editora, 2005;
– Public Finance
: Legislação de Finanças Públicas de Portugal e da União Europeia, Coimbra, Almedina, 2006 (with José Manuel Quelhas and Maria Matilde Lavouras);
– Company Law
: Sobre a interpretação do contrato de sociedade nas sociedades por quotas, Coimbra, Coimbra Editora, 2008;
– Company Law
: “Da interpretação do contrato de sociedade na doutrina de Vasco Lobo Xavier”, Nos 20 anos do Código das Sociedades Comerciais. Estudos em homenagem aos Professores Doutores Ferrer Correia, Orlando de Carvalho e Vasco Lobo Xavier, vol. I, Coimbra Editora, 2008;
– Company Law
: “Pressupostos para a declaração de insolvência no Código da Insolvência e da Recuperação de Empresas”, Cadernos de Direito Privado, n.º 29, 2010 (with Filipe Cassiano dos Santos);
– Company Law
: Código das Sociedades Comerciais em Comentário, vol. I, Almedina, 2010 (coordinated by J. M. Coutinho de Abreu);
– Company Law
: Código das Sociedades Comerciais em Comentário, vol. II, Almedina, 2011 (coordinated by J. M. Coutinho de Abreu);
– Company Law
: “Inexistência e nulidade de deliberações sociais”, Direito das Sociedades em Revista, Ano IV, vol. 7, Almedina, 2012 (with Filipe Cassiano dos Santos);
– Gaming Law (Macau):
“Macau game-changer”, World Finance Magazine, 2015 (with João Nuno Riquito);
– Private Law / Civil Law/ Contract Law
(Macau – as “Editor-in-chief” with Professor Tong Io Cheng): “Tipos contratuais e cláusulas limitativas do objecto do contrato”, in Um diálogo consistente. Olhares recentes sobre temas do direito português e de Macau, vol. I, Associação de Estudos de Legislação e Jurisprudência de Macau (AELJM), 2016.