A graduate of the law faculty of Lisbon University (1995), Pedro Melo was admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association in 1997 and he has a postgraduate in administrative law and a master’s in public law. With almost 20 years’ experience in legal practice, he focuses on projects and infrastructures, public and administrative law and arbitration.
He currently heads PLMJ’s public law team and his name has been associated with important operations executed mainly in Portugal, but also in Angola and Mozambique, with a special focus on the area of transport infrastructures (roads, rail, ports and airports).
A member of the IBA - International Bar Association, APMEP – Portuguese Association of Public Markets and APA – Portuguese Association of Arbitration, Pedro Melo figured in Iberian Lawyer 40 under Forty in 2009 and he is recommend by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers. He has published several legal studies such as “The allocation of risks in public works concession agreements” (2011) and “The legal framework of Portuguese public works contracts” (2012). He lectures at the law faculty of the University of Lisbon in the postgraduate courses in public procurement and ports concession agreements.