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Pedro Madeira de Brito
Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, in March 1990.
He is recognized as an expert lawyer in Labor Law by the Portuguese Bar Association, in 2004.
- Pedro was distinguished by his peers as Lawyer of the Year 2019 in Portugal (Lisbon) in Labour and Employment Law in Best Lawyers®.
- Ranked in the Best Lawyers in Portugal since 2010, and having been recognized as Lawyer of the Year in 2019, was selected again in 2022 in the Labour and Employment Law and Health Law practice areas.
- The 12th edition 2022 of The Best Lawyers™ in Portugal recognized the lawyer in the areas of practice, Corporate Law, Litigation, Labor and Employment Law.
- Leaders League 2022 directory distinguished labor law leader Pedro Madeira de Brito according to the tier recommended.
PhD by the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, since 2011.
Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, since 1990.
Lecturer at the Institute of Labor Law of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon in the Post-graduation in Labor Law, since 1995.
Lecturer at the Portuguese Catholic University in the Post-graduation in Health Law, in 2001 and 2002.
Lecturer at the Lusiada University in the Master course in Health Management, in 1997.
Lecturer at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of Lisbon in the Master course in Hospital Management, in 1997.
Lecturer at the School of Economics and Management in the Post-graduation in Economic Evaluation of Drugs, in 1996.
Master in Law in the field of Legal Sciences, by the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, in 1997.
Monitor in the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, between 1987 and 1989.
Graduated in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, in 1987.
Chairman of the fiscal council elected 2023-2025 of the Portuguese Bar Association.
Member of the Ethical Commission of the Hospital Centre of Central Lisbon, since 2009.
Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State and of Health, from April 2008 until October 2009.
Lawyer at Barrocas Sarmento Neves, RL, between 2001 and 2008.
Lawyer and partner of Madeira de Brito, Sá e Cunha, Parente Esteves e Filipa Névoa & Associados, between 1994 and 2001.
Member of several joint committees established between the Institute of Technology and Finance of Health Care and the health private subsystems.
Member of the committee presided by Prof. José Manuel Sérvulo Correia which prepared, in 1999, by request of the Ministry of Health, a governmental basic law of Health Care, published in Cadernos de Ciência e Legislação, of the National Administration Institute.
Member of the work team that carried out the development process of an alternative health insurance, by appointment of the Assistant Secretary of State of the Minister for Health, in 1993.
Member of the Planning Committee for Coordinated Health Care Actions, by appointment of the Minister for Health, in 1993.
President of the Advisory Committee for the Agreement Sector for clinical analyses constitute by the Assistant Secretary of State of the Minister of Health, in 1992.
Chief of Staff of the Assistant Secretary of State of the Minister of Health, between 1992 and 1993.
Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State of the Minister for Health and of the Secretary of State for Health Care Administration, between 1990 and 1992.
Legal Assistant for the Air Force Chief of Staff, within the Military Service, between 1988 and 1990.
Publications and Conferences
The Labour Contract in Civil Services, co-authored by Maria do Rosário Palma Ramalho, Almedina, 2009.
Annotated Labour Code, co-authored by Pedro Romano Martinez, Luis Miguel Monteiro, Joana Vasconcelos, Guilherme Dray, Luís Gonçalves da Silva, Almedina, 2009.
Labour Contract in Public Administration, co-authored by Maria do Rosário Palma Ramalho, Almedina, 2005.
“Alteration to the legal framework of the temporary labour contract introduced by Law nº 18/2001, 3rd of July”, co-authored by Luis Miguel Monteiro, in in Revista de Direito e de Estudos Sociais, year XLIII (XVI of the 2.ns series), nº. 1, January/March of 2002.
“The Procedure of the Common Declarative Process in the Labour Procedure Code”, in Estudos do Instituto de Direito do Trabalho, Vol. III, Almedina, 2002.
“The justifiable firing for breach of duties assiduity, diligence and zeal”, in Estudos do Instituto de Direito do Trabalho, Vol. II, Almedina, 2001.
“The Work Place”, in Estudos do Instituto de Direito do Trabalho, Vol. I, Almedina, 2000.
“Practical Manual for Labour Processing”, co-authored by Verlag Dashöfer, 1999.
“The new principle of of formal adequacy”, in Aspectos do Novo Processo Civil, Lex, 1997.
“Lease of Use of Public Health Care Institutions in Basic Law of Health Care”, co-authored by Prof. Nogueira da Rocha, in Direito da Saúde e Bioética, AAFDL, 1996
Speaker in several conferences in universities, congresses and colloquium and training actions, in public contracts, Health and Bioethics Law, Drug Law, administrative organisation of Health Care, Labour Law, alternative means for the resolution of litigations, labour contracts in civil service.
Participant in a seminar about “Health Care System Reform”, in Kiel, Germany, sponsored by the World Health Organisations, in 1992.
Representative of Portugal in the Meeting of National Experts for Health Care Reform, of OCDE, in Paris, 1993.