Diogo Santana Lopes

Diogo Santana Lopes joined VdA in 2019. He is a Consultant with the Investigations & White Collar area of practice.

Law Degree, University of Lisbon Law School.

Master’s degree in Law (LL.M.), Harvard Law School.

Lecturer at University of Lisbon Law School.

He led a project on corruption set between the Harvard Law and International Development Society and Transparency International.

Before joining the firm, he worked as an International Specialist in the area of ​​Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations at Hughes Hubbard & Reed in Washington, D.C. and Paris. Previously, he worked at EarthRights International in Lima, Peru, as well as the European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development in Brussels, Belgium. 

Authored several articles, in national and international publications, namely: 

  •  “Eleição direta do Presidente da Comissão Europeia – resposta ao défice de democracia e de liderança na União Europeia”, Revista Europa: Novas Fronteiras, n.o 30, Principia, 2015; 

  • “A aplicação no tempo das normas de prescrição do procedimento criminal”, Revista da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa, Vol. LV, 2014. 

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.

English, French and Spanish.

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