Senior Partner | Lawyer and Private Notary


Areas of practice
Litigation (Civil and Criminal)
Administrative and Construction Law

Portuguese and English

Professional membership
Portuguese Bar Association (since 1993)
Macau Bar Association (since 1998)
Fellow of the Cambridge European Society, UK (since 2000)
SLS - Society of Legal Scholars, UK (since 2006)
ALSP - Association for Legal and Social Philosophy, UK (since 2007)

Professional experience
From 2013
Partner at ARB Lawyers, Macau

From 2008 to 2013
Partner at Legal Macau Law Firm, Macau

From 2000 to 2001
External legal adviser for the Macau Government (Gaming Commission), Macau

From 1998 to 2000    
Attorney at Jorge Neto Valente’s Law Firm, Macau

In 1998
Legal adviser for the Macau Government (Legislative Affairs Office), Macau

From 1993 to 1997    
Trainee lawyer and establishment of his own part-time private practice, Portugal

From 1992 to 1995
Researcher and attorney for the Forum for Justice and Liberties, Portugal

In 1992
Criminal Investigating Officer of the Military Judiciary Police, Portugal

2008-11 Research Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Oxford

2007-08 Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Oxford

2007-08 Co-convener of the Jurisprudence Discussion Group, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford

2003-04 Member of the Governing Body of Wolfson College, University of Oxford (elected position)

2001 - DPhil studies (ABD): Faculty of Law, University of Oxford

2001 - LLM (Master) Degree, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

1999 - Private Notaries Course, Macau

1996 - Postgraduate Course: Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon

1991 - Law Degree, Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon

University lecturing
2006 - University of Oxford, St Hilda’s College (Philosophy of Law), UK

2004 - Stanford University, Program in Oxford (Democratic Jurisprudence), UK

1997 - Law-Making Course for Members of the Parliament and legal advisors, Guinea-Bissau

1995-97 - Faculty of Law (Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Political Science and Constitutional Law), Guinea-Bissau

1994-95 - Faculty of Law, Modern University (Criminology), Portugal

1993-95 - Faculty of Law, International University (Law of Obligations), Portugal

1993 - Portuguese Law Society (Tax Procedure Law), Portugal

1990-94 - Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon (Civil Procedure, Introduction to Law), Portugal

Published work
- ‘The Concept of Manipulation’ in ‘Líber Amicorum de José de Sousa Brito em comemoração do 70.º Aniversário - Estudos de Direito e Filosofia’, Almedina, 2009.
- ‘Interpretation of the Basic Law by the Courts of the Macau SAR’ in ‘One Country, Two Systems, Three Legal Orders - Perspectives of Evolution: Essays on Macau's Autonomy After The Resumption of Sovereignty by China’, Jorge C. Oliveira / Paulo Cardinal (ed) Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2009.
- ‘Justiça Penal e Poder Judicial: o exemplo do “abuse of process” do direito inglês’ in ‘Direito Processual Penal, Estado Presente e Perspectivas de Evolução, Primeiras Jornadas de Direito e Cidadania da Assembleia Legislativa de Macau’, Coimbra Editora, 2009.
- ‘Harm and Offence in Mill’s Conception of Liberty’, presented at the Jurisprudence Discussion Group, University of Oxford, online publishing at , 2004
- ‘Speaking With Two Voices: The Tension between Strict Liability Contempt and Abuse of Process in the Context of Adverse Pre-Trial Publicity’, in Hong Kong Law Journal, Vol. 31, No. 3, p. 459, 2002.
- ‘A Letra, o Espírito e o Direito ao Amparo’, in Revista Jurídica de Macau, n° Especial, 1999, pp. 403-426.
- ‘O Bilhete de Identidade e os Controlos de Identidade’, in Revista do Ministério Público, Ano 15.º, Outubro / Dezembro 1994, n.º 60, págs. 70 e 98 (in co-authorship with Alexandre Pinheiro).

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