Born 20 August 1957, in Coimbra, Portugal
Lawyer; Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association in 1982; Equity Partner at PLMJ Law Firm.
Law degree from the University of Coimbra, 1980.
MA in Advanced European and International Studies, European Institute for Advanced International Studies, University of Nice, 1985.
Diploma in European Studies in Law from the Law School of the University of Coimbra, 1991.
Visiting Professor at the Law School of the University of Coimbra (European Public Administration, Master in Public Administration, since 2008).
Visiting Professor at the Law School of the Universidade Católica, Oporto (seminar “Communications Law”, since 2006).
Member of the Legal Service of the European Commission (1996-1989).
Legal Secretary (Référendaire) to the President of the Court of First Instance of the European Communities (1989-1994).
Director general of competition and prices, Ministry of Economy, Portugal (1994-1996).
Member of the Economic and Social Council, Portugal (1994-1996).
Member of the OECD’s Committee on Competition Law and Policy (1994-1996).
President of the Permanent Commission of the Fair Trade Code (1997-2002 and 2009-2011).
Secretary of State in the Portuguese Government - Ministry for Social Security and Labour (2002-2004), Ministry for Economic Activities and Labour (2004-2005), .
Member of the Portuguese Parliament and vice-president of the European Affairs Committee (2005-2009).
Executive Director of the Institute for Strategic and International Studies (2008 - ....).
Member of the Arbitral College as Presiding Arbiter for mandatory arbitration and necessary arbitration under the Labour Code since 2009.
On the list of arbitrators of the Arbitration Centre of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Member of the Editorial Review Board of Oxford Competition Law.