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Miguel Mendes Pereira has a law degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, an LLM in European legal studies from the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium, and a master’s in European legal sciences from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon. He is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon in EU law and competition law (postgraduates).
He joined VdA in 2011 and is currently partner in the competition and EU area of practice. He is also active in the field of copyright, electronic communications, media and advertising.
Before joining the firm, he was a partner at Abreu Advogados (2008 to 2011), lead legal counsel at the Portuguese Competition Authority (2006 to 2008), legal secretary at the chambers of the Portuguese judge at the General Court of the EU in Luxembourg (2004 to 2006), administrator at the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission in Brussels (2000 to 2004), head of legal affairs at Lusomundo and Warner Lusomundo (1997 to 2000) in Lisbon and an associate lawyer, as well as trainee, with Athayde de Tavares, & Associados (1992 to 1997) also in Lisbon.
He is the author of various articles and publications, including the 2009 ‘Commentary to the Portuguese Competition Act’, and speaks regularly at conferences and seminars.
His work has also been recognised by the most important international rankings, including Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal, in all of which Miguel Mendes Pereira appears as a leading and recommended lawyer.
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