Professional competence, experience and academic recognition

Professional ethics and deontology

New Technologies and innovation for the benefit of the client

Cohesion and solidarity

João Espírito Santo

João Espírito Santo

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association in 1992

Languages: de en fr it es

Academic background

Law Degree (1989), Law Master (1998) and Law PhD (Business Sciences; 2012) from the Law School of the Lisbon University;

Degree in History from the Humanities School of the Lisbon University, in 2020;

Teacher at the Law School of the Lisbon University (​​Private Law) since 1989;

Scientific Coordinator of the Bissau Law Faculty [in service of the Cooperation Institute of the Law School of the Lisbon University (2016 – 2019)];

Regular collaborator in teaching postgraduate courses organized by the Private Law Institute and the Labor Law Institute (both from the Law School of the Lisbon University), in subjects related to Corporate-Commercial Law and corporate governance;

Regular collaborator in teaching Master courses in universities in Angola, Mozambique and Cape Verde, in coordination with the Law School of the Lisbon University;

Regular collaborator of the Portuguese Center for Judicial Studies in training auditors (initial training) and magistrates (ongoing training), in evaluation boards on admission to the judiciary and in scientific events;

Fellow researcher at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London / United Kingdom

Professional Career

Legal consultant at the National Rehabilitation Secretariat (government agency under the Ministers Board), from 1991 to 1992;

Co-director of AGECOP – Association for the Management of Private Copy, representing GESTAUTOR – Association for the Management of Copyright, between 2001-2008;

Teacher at INA – National Institute of Administration, from 2004 to 2009;

Member of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Competition Authority, from 2008 to 2013;

Consultant at LSM Advogados, since 2013;

Publications and conferences

Author of several monographs and scientific papers in subjects of General Commercial Law, Corporate-Commercial Law, Family Law, Civil Procedural Law and Competition Law.

Translator to Portuguese of several scientific texts, from which can be underscored:

Storia del Diritto commerciale, by Francesco Galgano [História do Direito Comercial (Portuguese title for «Comercial Law History»), Signo, Lisbon, s.d. [1990]], as well as legal texts from the Organization pour l’Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires.

Speaker at technical-scientific conferences in Portugal and in European and African countries, in the areas of Civil Law, General and Corporate Commercial Law and Competition Law, since 1990.

Areas of practice