Miguel Mendes Pereira

Miguel Mendes Pereira joined VdA in 2011. Partner at the Competition & EU area of practice where he has gained significant experience both at national and at EU level.

Also active in the field of Copyright and Neighbouring Rights, Electronic Communications and Media, namely advising leading companies in collective management issues, content provision contracts and new media regulation.

Law Degree, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law.

Master of Laws in European Legal Studies, College of Europe, Bruges.

Master in European Legal Sciences, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law.

Assistant Professor at the University of Lisbon Faculty of Law (1992-2012).

Lecturer of EU Law and Competition Law at European Institute at the University of Lisbon Faculty of Law.

Lead Legal Adviser at the Portuguese Competition Authority (2006-2008).

Legal Secretary (référendaire) in the Chambers of Judge Martins Ribeiro, Court of First Instance of the European Communities, Luxembourg (2004-2006).

Administrator at the Media Unit of DG Competition of the European Commission, Brussels (2000-2004).

Head of Legal Affairs, Lusomundo and Warner Lusomundo Group, Lisbon (1997-2000).

Before joining the firm he was a partner at Abreu Advogados (2008 to 2011) and an Associate Lawyer and Trainee Lawyer with Soares Machado, Athayde de Tavares, Andrade Ramos & Associados (1992-1997).

Author of the book:

  • "Lei da Concorrência Anotada" ("Commentary to the Portuguese Competition Act"), Almedina 2009.

Author of several articles, among which:

  •  “A recapitalização dos bancos portugueses e a União Europeia”, in “Estudos de Advocacia em Homenagem a Vasco Vieira de Almeida”, Almedina, 2017
  • "Moçambique: Overview", in Global Competition Review | European Antitrust Review 2018, 2017, 2016
  • "Portugal: State Aid", in Global Competition Review | European Antitrust Review 2015, 2014
  • "Portugal: Overview", in Global Competition Review | European Antitrust Review 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
  • "The European Antitrust Review – State Aid", in The European Antitrust Review, 2014
  • "Football media rights and EU competition law: the 3G concerns", in Sports Law Bulletin, 2013
  • "A gestão colectiva da propriedade intellectual e a digitalização à luz do direito da concorrência da UE" in Estudos em Homenagem ao Professor Paulo de Pitta e Cunha, Almedina, 2010
  • "Recent consolidation in the European pay-TV sector", in EC Competition Policy Newsletter, nº 2/2003
  • "From discothèques to websites, a new approach to music copyright licensing: the Simulcasting decision", in EC Competition Policy Newsletter, nº 1/2003
  • "Collective management and licensing of copyright and EU competition law: recent developments for the online world", in Boletín Latino-Americano de Competência, nº 15/ 2002

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.

Founding Member of Círculo dos Advogados Portugueses do Direito da Concorrência (CAPDC).

Member of IBA (International Bar Association).

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.

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