Abel Mesquita has over 30 years’ experience working in legal practice, focuses on employment and labour law. A member of the Portuguese Association for Employment Relations and Portuguese Conciliation Association, Abel Mesquita has been involved in cases on both a domestic and international level with special focus on healthcare and life sciences and social security. He is recommended by Chambers Europe, Legal 500, PLC – Which Lawyer and Best Lawyers. He has written a number of publications including a book on the legal rules governing pharmaceutical activity, pharmacies and medicines. A graduate of the law faculty of Universidade de Coimbra (1972), Abel Mesquita was admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association in 1977.