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Débora Melo Fernandes

At SÉRVULO since 2016, Débora Melo Fernandes is an Associate in the Public department. She concluded the taught part of the Scientific Master’s in Administrative Law, at the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal, School of Lisbon in 2015, and she is currently working on her Master’s thesis. She holds graduate qualifications in Public Procurement Law and Practice from the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal, School of Lisbon in 2009. She concluded her degree in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon in 2007. She was an associate at the law firm «Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados», between 2010 and 2016, and a trainee lawyer at the same firm from 2007 to 2010. She was Deputy to the Office of the Minister for Administrative Modernisation of the XX Constitutional Government in November 2015. She is also author of several publications on subjects relating to her areas of specialization. She joined the Bar Association in 2010. 

"Clients commend the group's 'excellent knowledge of the area and total availability'."

Chambers Europe, Public Law (2019)


Specialised in matters relating to General Administrative Law, as well as in the specific areas of Public Procurement, Regulation and Administrative Litigation, advising national and international clients.

Providing regular legal assistance to public and private clients on public procurement matters, including the preparation of proposals and the elaboration of the procedure’s documents, as well as on the performance of public contracts.

Providing legal counsel on regulatory matters to clients in different sectors such as telecommunications, energy and transportation.

Providing legal advice on due diligences to companies and groups of companies operating in economically important sectors, ensuring the analysis of issues concerning licensing, environment and regulatory matters, as well as public contracts.

Experience in representing clients in administrative disputes, including in disputes relating to public procurement matters, administrative acts and contracts and civil liability.