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Miguel Santos Almeida is winner of 16th edition of CMVM Award


“The evolution of negotiations in the financial markets: especially the case of high-frequency trading” (“A Evolução da Negociação nos Mercados Financeiros: Em Especial, O Caso da Negociação de Alta Frequência”) was the theme covered by the winner of the 16th edition of the Prémio CMVM - the award granted yearly by the Portuguese Securities Commission (CMVM – Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários) – Miguel Santos Almeida. The SÉRVULO associate in the Litigation and Arbitration department carried out original research on a relevant subject that is of interest to the Portuguese Capital Markets, analysing the impact of High-Frequency Trading (HFT) on the financial markets, highlighting its potential benefits and risks to the market, and framing the latter in the body of values and legally protected assets that support the existence of a regulatory oversight over the capital markets.

The award, of five thousand Euros, was established to, alternately, distinguish, unpublished written papers of a legal and an economic nature concluded up to one year prior to the year of submission. The jury judged the submitted works based on their originality, scientific quality, formalism, methodological rigour, clarity and quality of writing, but also especially on their impact on regulation and supervision. This year the jury was chaired by Professor Paula Costa e Silva, of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, and further composed of Professor Manuel Carneiro da Frada, of the Faculty of Law of the University of Porto, and by Professor Frederico de Lacerda da Costa Pinto, of the CMVM and of the Faculty of Law of the Nova University of Lisbon.

More on Miguel Santos Almeida

Miguel Santos Almeida has been at SÉRVULO since 2013, and he is an associate in the Litigation and Arbitration department, with a special focus on Corporate Crime and Regulatory Compliance. He has experience assisting in sanctions processes, namely in cases concerning criminal, administrative or disciplinary offences, including in cases of great complexity and relevance, especially in the regulated large-scale financial sector: banking and securities.

He graduated in Law, in 2009, from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, and concluded a Master’s degree in Law and Management from the Faculty of Law of the Nova University of Lisbon and from the Nova School of Business and Economics (joint programme), in 2016. He also concluded graduate studies in Arbitration, at the Faculty of Law of the Nova University of Lisbon, in 2015, and in Intellectual Property Law, at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, in 2012.

More on the CMVM Award

More information on the CMVM Award can be found here (in Portuguese).