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Mariana de Sousa e Alvim

At SÉRVULO since 2021, she is a consultant in the European and Competition Law department. Assistant Professor at the Lisbon School of Law of Católica University to students from Macao, China, where she is currently preparing her PhD thesis, and she is a member of the Católica Research Centre for the Future of Law . Mariana de Sousa e Alvim has been an Associate Researcher at Lisbon CIDP - Centre for Research in Public Law at the University of Lisbon School of Law, since 2015. She was an External Expert of the European Parliament for the conduction of independent external opinions, when needed, in International and European Union law, between 2017 and 2021. Between 2011 and 2015, she was Deputy and Chief of Staff, in the Offices of the Secretary of State for Home Affairs and of the Minister of Solidarity, Employment and Social Security of the XIX Portuguese Constitutional Government. Mariana de Sousa e Alvim was an associate at the law firm «Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles & Associados» from 2006 to 2010 and a consultant from 2005 to 2006. She concluded the Master's Degree in Law, in 2007, being her master thesis awarded with the Jacques Delors Prize, the Postgraduate Course in European Studies from the European Institute, in 2003, and her Graduation in Law in 2002, from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon. She joined the Bar Association in 2005.

"The department gains recognition for being 'very proactive and responsive'."

Chambers Europe, Competition/European Law (2020)

Relevant Experience

Vast experience in representing and advising international and domestic companies and public authorities in the areas of merger control, restrictive practices, market dominance and State aid, both at national and European Union level.

Representing the Portuguese State in proceedings before the European Commission and the Court of Justice related to internal market rules, advising clients in proceedings brought before the European Court of Human rights, and providing legal opinions in different areas of European Law, namely fundamental rights and principles and internal market.

As an aide to the Secretary of State for Home Affairs and to the Minister of Solidarity, Labour and Social Affairs of the XIX Constitutional Government, she was responsible for matters related with the Schengen area, asylum and migration policies, golden visa, European Union structural funds, and for the celebration of international agreements. She also worked in the transposition of European Directives and in the preparation of national legislation in different areas, and followed actions against the Portuguese Government for failure to fulfil obligations regarding the transposition of European Directives.


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