About us

Meet our team

Miguel Sousa Ferro

Managing Parter

Career
• 15+ years’ experience in EU, Competition and Regulatory law at law firms in Lisbon and Brussels and at the GCEU (Luxembourg)
• Professor at University of Lisbon Law School (teaching since 2008) and at Universidade Europeia (since 2015), formerly Guest Professor at Universities of Toulouse, Bialystok and East Timor

Qualifications
• PhD and Licenciatura in Law from the University of Lisbon Law School
• LL.M in European Studies – Law from the College of Europe (Bruges)
• Erasmus at the Université Libre de Bruxelles

Positions and appointments
• Judge at the European Nuclear Energy Tribunal (2020 / 2024)
• Co-Director of the Portuguese Competition and Regulation Journal
• Member of the Board of the Portuguese Competition Observatory
• Member of the Board of the European Institute and of the Institute of Economic, Financial and Tax Law of the University of Lisbon Law School
• Member of the Board of Stichting Diesel Emissions Justice (Netherlands)
• Member of the working groups which assisted the Portuguese Competition Authority in preparing the draft transpositions of Directives 2014/104/EU (Antitrust Damages) and 2019/01/EU (ECN+)

Publications
• 6 monographs and over 90 papers published in national and international journals, including:

Full list available in the Curriculum Vitae

Languages
Native / fluent:
• Portuguese
• English
• French

Non fluent:
• Spanish
• Romanian
• Italian

Career
• Professor at University of Porto Law School since 2014, where he teaches since 1995 in undergraduate, postgraduate and master courses, especially in the areas of Competition Law, Commercial and Company Law, and International Trade Law
• Currently the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Law and member of the Scientific and Pedagogical Councils
• Author of several publications, and speaker at many conferences and seminars in his areas of expertise
• Lawyer since 1995 (registration on hold during a few years) and author of numerous legal opinions in his field of expertise

Qualifications
• PhD in International Trade Law (University of Porto Law School)
• Pedagogical Aptitude and Scientific Capacity Attestation (University of Porto Law School)
• LL.M (Queen Mary College, University of London)
• Post-Graduation in European Studies (University of Coimbra Law School)
• Law Degree (University of Coimbra Law School)
• Erasmus student (Université Paris-XII)

Publications

Languages
Native / fluent:
• Portuguese
• English
• French

Non fluent:
• Spanish
• Italian

Ana Rita Calmeiro

Senior Associate

Career
• Lawyer since 2003, with experience in litigation, concentrating her practice in the areas of civil law (contracts), corporate and administrative.
• Pilot Coordinator in the European “MUV” project, which aimed at promoting sustainable forms of mobility, in a consortium of neighbourhoods in six countries, with funding from the European Commission (2017-2018)
• Professor of Health Law at Escola Superior de Saúde Dr. Jaime Lopes Dias, integrated in Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco (2007-2018)

Qualifications
• Master’s Degree (Master of Research) in Administrative Law at the Portuguese Catholic University (Lisbon School – 15 July 2020)
• Post-Graduate Degree in Legal Science from the Faculty of Law of the Portuguese Catholic University (Lisbon School)
• Post-graduate degree in Civil Procedural Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra
• Post-Graduate Degree in Corporate Tax Law, Faculty of Law, University of Coimbra
• Post-Graduate in Business Law, Faculty of Law, University of Coimbra
• Municipal Business Summer Course: Themes and Problems of the Faculty of Law of the Universidade Clássica de Lisboa
• Postgraduate degree in Planning, Urban Planning and Environmental Law, Faculty of Law, University of Coimbra
• Degree in Law from the Faculty of Law, University of Coimbra

Languages
Native / fluent:
• Portuguese
• English
• Spanish

Non fluent:
• Italian
• German

Sofia Batalim

Associate

Career
• Lawyer since 2016, practicing mostly in the fields of Tax Law, Civil Law and Litigation
• Trainee-Lawyer from 2013 to 2016, practicing mostly in the fields of Civil Law and Litigation

Qualifications
• Master’s Degree in Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law from the University of Lisbon Law School
• Post-Graduations in Tax Law and Tax Legal Practice from the Institute for Economic, Financial and Tax Law of the University of Lisbon Law School
• Specialization in Legal and Forensic Sciences from the University of Lisbon Law School
• Law Degree from the University of Lisbon Law School

Languages
Native / fluent:
• Portuguese
• English

Non fluent:
• Spanish

Nuno Pires Salpico

Trainee Lawyer

Career
• Guest Lecturer at University of Lisbon Law School (teaching since 2019)

Qualifications
• Licenciatura in Law from the University of Lisbon Law School (2018)
• Student at master’s degree (started in 2018)- Curricular year concluded
• Post-graduated in Banking Law – Lisbon Centre for Research in Private Law (CIDP) at the University of Lisbon Law School

Positions and appointments
Student Representative in Council of University of Lisbon Law School (2016-2018)
Member of Pedagogic Council of the at University of Lisbon Law School (2020-present)
Member of CIDEFF (Centre for Research in European, Economic, Financial and Tax Law) at University of Lisbon Law School

Publications
As restrições à concorrência nas plataformas de cartões de pagamento através das Interchange Fees”, – Revista de Concorrência & Regulação,. n.º 41, 2020, pp. 37-73
“A inversão do ónus devido a impossibilidade de prova culposamente causada (art.344º/2 CC)”, Revista Ius Dictum, n.º 1, 2020, pp. 45-75
“A compensatio lucri cum damno: em especial, por violação de direitos de personalidade”, Revista de Direito Civil, n.º 2, 2020, (upcoming)

Languages
Native / fluent:
• Portuguese
• English

Non fluent:
• Spanish

Alcione Paulo

Trainee Lawyer

Career
• Assistant lecturer at Universidade Europeia (since 2019) 

Qualifications
• Degree in Law at Universidade Europeia
• Post-Graduation in Competition and Regulation at University of Lisbon Law School
• Master’s student in Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences at University of Lisbon Law School

Academic Activity
• Participation in the 2nd Edition of the Regulation and Competition Moot Court at the Court of Regulation and Supervision (2018)
• II Days of the Competition, Regulation and Supervision Court, under the theme “The reform of the law on administrative offenses”.
• Participation in the 3rd Edition of the Regulation and Competition Moot Court in the Court of Regulation and Supervision (2019)

Publications
“As Cooperativas e o Direito da Concorrência”, (in co-authorship) – Revista Cooperativismo e Economia Social, 2019, pp, 132-142
“Análise e Contributos para Interpretação da Nova Lei da Concorrência Angolana”,- Revista Angolana de Legislação e Jurisprudência, 2020, pp, 181-197

Languages
• Portuguese

Ana Luís

Office Manager

Career
• 12 years as Financial Controller and Management Advisor in an insurance company
• 3 years as Financial and Human Resources Manager and Management Advisor in Angola at an insurance company
• 14 years as Management Advisor of a rural tourism project.

Qualifications
• Degree in Economics
• Post Graduation in Financial Markets
• Money Laundering Training
• Human Resources Management Training

Languages
• Portuguese
• English