pda costa mendes
Country Expert for PORTUGAL
Member of the International Relations Committee of the Porto District Council of the Portuguese Bar 2002/2004
Year of birth
Graduated in law, Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto (1994) LLM Diploma (DES - Diplôme d'Études Specialisés) in EC and International Law by the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (residing one year in Brussels), 1995/1996. Post-Graduation Diploma in Tax Law, by IESF – Instituto de Estudos Financeiros e Fiscais, 1998/1999.
Attorney (advogado) (admitted to the Portuguese Bar in 1997)
Current professional position
Of Counsel TELLES de Abreu | Advogados, SP, RL, Porto.
Partner CNCM – Sociedade de Advogados, RL. General Counsel and Head of Legal Services in Industrial multinational Group of Companies, Company Secretary.
Counsel for several Distribution/Franchising/Agency companies in Portugal and abroad. Speaker in several Conferences, Seminars, Conventions and Training Programmes on Distribution Law, Tax Law, Business Law and Corporate Law.
Fluent English, French and Spanish speaker, Italian
Publication of legal articles in the weekly newspaper “Vida Económica”. Publication of chapter on Portuguese Competition Law in German book “Wettbewerbs-recht”, Ed. C.F. Müller Verlag – Heidelberg, 2000; Co-operation in the writing of the Chapter on “Interim Measures in EC Competition Law”, by J.L. da Cruz Vilaça, included in the collective book Liber Amicorum “Scritti in onore di G. Federico Mancini”, Milan/Luxembourg, 1998 also published in Portugal in the collective book Ab Uno Ad Omnes, commemorative edition of the 75th anniversary of Coimbra Editora, 1998; Publication of legal article on the Lei Geral Tributária (General Tax Law-Decree) in the accounting journal “Jornal de Contabilidade”, APOTEC - Associação Portuguesa dos Técnicos de Contabilidade, 1999.