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Alberto Saavedra

At SÉRVULO since 2015, Alberto Saavedra is partner in the European and Competition department. He concluded the LL.M – Master of Laws in European and Competition Law at University College London (UCL), in 2009; obtained a graduate qualification in competition law from King's College London (University of London), in 2006; graduated in Law from the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal, Porto School, in 2004. He was aide to the Secretary of State for the Treasury of the XIX Constitutional Government, between 2013 and 2015. He was as an associate at the law firm «SRS – Advogados & Associados», from 2011 to 2013, and at «Nobre Guedes, Mota Soares & Associados», in 2010; was an associate and a trainee lawyer at the firm «Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles & Associados», from 2004 to 2010. He joined the Bar Association in 2006. He is the author of several articles and publications on his areas of specialisation.

Relevant Experience

He has vast experience in representing and advising international and domestic companies and public authorities in the areas of merger control, restrictive practices, market dominance, State aid and services of general economic interest, both at national and EU level. He also advises clients on EU law, in particular the Internal Market rules,  foreign direct investment (FDI) and foreign subsidies. He also represents clients in Competition / Consumer laws litigation such as class actions claims before Portuguese Courts.

He has experience in a wide range of industries, such as banking, trade and distribution, construction and real estate, energy pharmaceutical, telecommunications and transports.

As an aide to the Secretary of State for the Treasury of the XIX Constitutional Government, he was responsible for matters related with privatisations, concessions, State-owned companies and implementation of the Economic and Financial Assistance Programme in close interaction with the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund (“troika”).