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Mário Marques Mendes

Partner
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Lisbon 

Tel.: (+351) 21 340 86 00 
Fax: (+351) 21 340 86 08 


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Partner. Mário Marques Mendes joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 2015.

 

Education and professional career

  • LL.M., University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI-USA (Fulbright Scholarship, William W. Cook Fellowship, 1984);
  • EU Law Diploma, College of Europe, Bruges – Belgium (Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarship, 1981);
  • Law degree, University of Lisbon Law School,1976;
  • Founding partner of Marques Mendes & Associados (1999-2014);
  • Marques Mendes Advogados (1995-1998);
  • Founding partner of Botelho Moniz, Magalhães Cardoso, Marques Mendes & Ruiz (1987-1995);
  • Belmont Community Law Office – Brussels, Associate (1982-1983);
  • European Commission - Legal Service, trainee (1981-1982).

 

Specialisation

European Union Law, Competition / Antitrust Law, M&A, Telecommunications, Energy, Media, Agency and Distribution, Intellectual / Industrial Property, International Trade Law and Arbitration.

 

Membership of professional bodies and associations

  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association (OA) since 1976;

  • Vice-President of the Lisbon Council of the Portuguese Bar Association (1996-1999);

  • Founder and first Chairman of the Board of the Association of Portuguese Competition Lawyers - "CAPDC" (2009-2011);

  • Chairman of the Consultative Council and Chairman of the General Assembly of "CAPDC" (2011-2013);

  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA);

  • Member of the Portuguese Association of European Law;

  • Member of the official list of arbitrators of the Commercial Arbitration Center of ACL (Lisbon Commercial Association / Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry).

 

Teaching

  • Lecturer, since 2015, at the University of Lisbon Law School in "I Curso Pós-Graduação sobre Law Enforcement, Compliance e Direito Penal nas atividades bancária, financeira e económica";
  • Lecturer in International Trade Law at the Centre for European Studies, Portuguese Catholic University, Lisbon (1986-95);
  • Assistant-Professor of Law at the University of Lisbon Law School (1985-90).

 

Languages

Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

 

Publications

  • Co-author of the Portuguese chapter about Cartel Regulation, Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research, 2017;
  • Co-author of the Portuguese chapter about Dominance, Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research, 2016;
  • Co-author of the Portuguese chapter about Merger Control, Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research, 2016;
  • Co-author of the Portuguese chapter about Cartel Regulation, Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research, 2016;
  • Co-author of the Portuguese chapter about Merger Control, Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research, 2015;
  • Co-author of the Portuguese chapter about Cartel Regulation, Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research, 2015;
  • Co-author of the Portuguese chapter about Dominance, Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research, 2015;
  • Co-author of the Portuguese chapter about Market Intelligence – Merger Control, Law Business Research, 2015;
  • "Merger of Competition and Regulatory Authorities: Will it Prove the Most Efficient Solution?" (2013);
  • "The New Competition Law and Collaboration Duties – The Duty to Collaborate and the Right to Non-Self-Incrimination" (2012);
  • "The Rules Applying to Commitments and Settlements in the New Portuguese Competition Law Regime"(2012);
  • "The Prohibition of Quantitative Restrictions among Member States – Articles 34 to 37 TFUE", in Lisbon Treaty – A Commentary (2012);
  • "The Application of EU Competition Rules in Portugal – Judicial Review and the Case-Law of the Lisbon Commerce Court and of the Lisbon Appeals Court" (2012);
  • "Arbitrability of disputes based on competition law" (2011);
  • "The Powers of the Portuguese Competition Authority and of the Portuguese Courts to impose structural remedies for infringement of Competition rules" (co-author, 2010);
  • "The Private Enforcement of Competition Rules in the EU" (2010);
  • "The Financing of the Broadcasting Public Service – The Financial Restructuring of RTP in the Light of the EU State Aid Rules"(2007);
  • "Article 21 of the Merger Regulation: European Commission v. the Portuguese Republic – An Unsolved Controversy" (2005);
  • "From Cassis de Dijon to Altmark Trans and Beyond: Trends in the Assessment of State Intervention by the European Courts" (2004);
  • "EC Competition Rules in National Courts: Portugal" (co-author, 1999);
  • "Trade Measures, Competition Policy and the Consumer - Comment", in Trade Laws of the European Community and the United States in a Comparative Perspective (1992).

Distinctions

europe firm

"One of the best competition lawyers in Portugal, a true specialist".

"He has very good oratory skills and can face difficult and long cross-examination and questions of the court."

The Chambers Europe 2017. Competition

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«The 'excellently prepared' Mário Marques Mendes»

The Legal 500 2017. EU and Competition

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Best Lawyers 2017 (since 2014). Competition / Antitrust Law

chambers partners

«He is widely admired for his "expertise in antitrust issues"»

The Chambers Europe 2016. Competition/European Law - Portugal

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«The 'very knowledgeable' Mário Marques Mendes»

"Leading individuals"

The Legal 500 2016. EU and Competition - Portugal

expert-guides

 

 

 

 Expert Guides 2016. Competition and Antitrust

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«Mário Marques Mendes is considered by his clients "very good".»

"Leading individuals"

The Legal 500 2015. EU and Competition

chambers partners

"He is one of the lawyers who has the most knowledge and authority," enthuses one source.

The Chambers Europe 2015. Competition/European Law - Portugal

 GCR100 2014

"Elite Lawyer"

Global Competition Review 100 (2015).

legal500logo

"Mário Marques Mendes is a highly respected name in the market."

"Leading Individual"

The Legal 500 2014. EU and Competition

 chambers partners

«Clients say Mário Marques Mendes is "rigorous and thorough in assessing the facts and arguments, and can work under great time pressure."»

The Chambers Europe 2014. Competition/European Law - Portugal

  GCR100 2014

"Elite Lawyer"

Global Competition Review 100 (2014).