Pedro Santana Lopes

Pedro Santana Lopes

Pedro Santana Lopes, with a vast career as a politician, lawyer and professor, is one of the founding partners of Global Lawyers. He was Prime Minister of the XVI Constitutional Government of Portugal. He is currently the Mayor of the Municipality of Figueira da Foz, in the district of Coimbra. * Registration suspended for the exercise of the office of Mayor of Figueira da Foz, under the terms of Article 82, paragraph 1, a) of the Statute of the Bar Association.

Professional Curriculum

  • Mayor of Municipality of Figueira da Foz (since 2021).
  • Founding partner of the Global Lawyers law firm (1998);
  • Lawyer at the law firm Vaz Serra, Moura, Chaves e Associados (1995-1996);
  • Director of the Legal Services of the Euroexpansão Group (1983 – 1985);
  • University Assistant in the Lisbon University Faculty of Law, Moderna University, Lusíada University, International University and Lusófona University (since 1984);
  • Chairman of the Management Board of the Institute of Political Studies (1983-1987);
  • Researcher at the Institute of European Law and the Institute for Research in Political Science and European Issues of the University of Cologne (1979/80);

Languages:

  • Portuguese;
  • English;
  • German;
  • French;
  • Spanish.

Academic Curriculum

  • Completion of Master's Degree Seminars at the Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa in Administrative Law (Prof. Doutor Diogo Freitas do Amaral), Constitutional Law (Prof. Doutor Jorge Miranda) and International Public Law (Prof. Doutor André Gonçalves Pereira) (1985);
  • Law Degree from the Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa (1978);
  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1984, holder of professional lisence nr. 5737L, currently with registration suspended for exercising the role of Mayor of the Municipality of Figueira da Foz, under the terms of Article 82, paragraph 1, al. A) of the Statute of the Portuguese Bar Association.
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