LAWYERS C.V.
Pedro Vilarinho Pires

Head of the TMT and Data Protection Area in Portugal
Office:
Lisbon 

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


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Education and professional career

  • Law Degree, Universidade de Lisboa (1981);
  • Marques Mendes & Associados (2000-2014);
  • Marques Mendes Advogados (1998-1999);
  • Legal Counsel at IBM Portugal (1993-1997);
  • Attorney at IBM Portugal (1988-1993);
  • Attorney at IBM Europe (1989-1990);
  • Lawyer at Shell Portuguesa (1988);
  • Lawyer at Vieira de Almeida Advogados (1983-1988).

 

Specialisation

Commercial and Corporate Law, Telecommunications, Intellectual Property, Competition / Antitrust Law, Labour Law, Representation and Distribution Agreements, Contract Law, Banking and Finance, Litigation and Arbitration.

 

Membership of professional bodies and associations

  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association (OA) since 1983;
  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA).

 

Teaching

Trainee Assistant-Professor ("monitor") of Commercial Law at the Law School of the University of Lisbon (1981-1983).

 

Languages

Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

 

Latest publications

  • 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 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;
  • "Anti-Cartel Enforcement Worldwide", Mário Marques Mendes and Pedro Vilarinho Pires, Cambridge University Press, 2009;
  • "Merger Control Worldwide - Portugal", Mário Marques Mendes, Victor Calvete, Pedro Vilarinho Pires and Francisco Costa Cabral, Cambridge University Press, 2005;
  • "A Practical Guide to National Competition Rules across Europe - Chapter Portugal", Kluwer Law Editions, Luís D. S. Morais and Pedro Vilarinho Pires, 2004.

Distinctions

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Best Lawyers 2017 (since 2014). Corporate and M&A

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The Legal 500 2016. Public Law

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Pedro Vilarinho Pires is considered by his clients "very good".

The Legal 500 2015. EU and Competition

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Pedro Vilarinho is "Leading Individual"

The Legal 500 2014. EU and Competition