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José Lobo Moutinho

At SÉRVULO since 2008, José Lobo Moutinho is a Partner in the Litigation and Arbitration department, with a practice developed primarily in Corporate Crime and Regulatory Compliance. He holds a PhD in Legal Sciences from the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal (2004), and a Master’s in Law (1992). He has been a university lecturer since 1987, and a Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal since 2004. He is a member of the Academic Committee of the journal C&R - Revista de Concorrência e Regulação, published by the Portuguese Competition Authority and the Institute of Economic, Financial and Tax Law (IDEFF - Instituto de Direito Económico, Financeiro e Fiscal), of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon. He is a Member of the selection committee of the IV Entry Exam for Appeal Courts. He was Coordinator of the Lisbon Section of the Católica Research Centre for the Future of Law and of the doctoral programmes of the School of Law of the same Faculty, from 2013 to 2014. He is currently National Dean of the Faculty of Law of the Portuguese Catholic University and was a Member of the Governing Board, from 2002 to 2005. He was Of Counsel at the law firm «Ferreira Pinto & Associados», from 2004 to 2007. He was a Member and Secretary of several legislative committees, special mention going to the Revision of the Criminal Procedure Code (revision introduced by Law No. 59/98, of August 25). He was a Researcher at the Centre for Applied Studies (CEA - Centro de Estudos Aplicados) of the Catholic University of Portugal, from 1989 from 1994. He joined the Bar Association in 2004.

Relevant Experience

Criminal litigation, both on the side of the defence and on the side of the prosecution. Special focus on white-collar crime (financial or of employees), on tax crimes and those against Social Security, on property and honour crimes, including in cases of high complexity and relevance.

Litigation in the context of administrative offences, representing both the defence and the Administration. Including in cases of high complexity and relevance, especially in terms of large-scale economic regulation: banking, capital markets, competition, telecoms, pharmaceutical law and media.

Legal opinions on matters relating to criminal law and administrative offences.

Coordination of external audits.

Devising compliance programmes.