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Rui Medeiros

At SÉRVULO since 1999, Rui Medeiros is a partner in the Public Law and Arbitration department. He is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal, where he concluded his agrégation exams in 2016, and at which he obtained his PhD in 1999, as well as a master’s degree in 1991. He was Director of the Católica Research Centre for the Future of Law in 2013 and between 2015 and 2018, as well as Director of the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal, from 2002 to 2005. He is a member of the European Public Law Group. Rui Medeiros was Minister for Modernisation of the Administration of the XX Constitutional Government, between October and November 2015. Member of the Council for Public Law Arbitration of the Portuguese Arbitration Association, since 2017, member of the Executive Committee of the Portuguese National Delegation of the ICC, since 2016 and member of the Council of the Commercial Arbitration Center of the Commercial Association of Lisbon, since 2015. He was President of the Monitoring Committee of the Reform to Urban Leasing, in 2013, and of the Working Group that prepared the Public Contracts Code, in 2006. He was also a member of the Committee of the Bar Association that prepared the new draft law on the State’s civil liability, and of the Committee that drafted the Water Law. He is a guest speaker and author of a large number of books and articles on his areas of specialisation. He joined the Bar Association in 1990.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Wide-ranging experience in matters relating to public law and connected areas, including constitutional and administrative law, public procurement, administrative litigation and arbitration.

Drafting of legal opinions and studies for public and private entities, both national and international, in particular in the areas of constitutional law and administrative law.

Participation as an arbitrator or chair of the arbitration court in numerous ad hoc or institutional arbitrations, especially in the area of public law, but also in the area of private law.

Legal assistance in matters related to the conclusion and execution of public contracts/PPPs and in different regulatory areas of public law.

Representing clients before the higher courts and the constitutional court.

Drafting of legislation for various public entities in Portugal and in other Portuguese-speaking countries.

Advising in the restructuring process of some economic sectors, including advice on the preparation of the corresponding draft legislation.

Advising on the development and execution of large infrastructure projects in Angola and Mozambique.