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Pedro da Costa Mendes

Of Counsel

Pedro da Costa Mendes

Of Counsel

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Lawyer in Brussels, Belgium (at Balon, Buyle, Maigain et Philippe, nowadays Philippe & Partners), in Lisbon (at PLMJ) and in Porto, where he was one of the Founding Partners of SAR – Sociedade de Advogados and CNCM - Sociedade de Advogados.
  • General Counsel (1999/2011) and member of Shareholders Meeting Table, of the EFACEC Group of Companies where he was also Company Secretary.
  • Currently, Member of IDI – International Distribution Institute and IDI Country Expert for Portugal.
  • Member of the International Relations Committee of the Porto District Council of the Portuguese Law Society (2002/2004).
  • Publication of several legal articles in specialized newspapers and magazines;
  • Recommended Lawyer LEGAL500
  • Who’s Who Franchise Lawyer of the Year Portugal
  • Of Counsel at “TELLES” (2018).
  • Law Degree by the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto 1994.
  • LLM Diploma (DES - Diplôme d'Études Specialisés) in EC and International Law by the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (residing one year in Brussels), 1995/1996.
  • Post-Graduation Diploma in Tax Law, by IESF – Instituto de Estudos Financeiros e Fiscais., 1998/1999
  • Practical Construction Law – training programme Federal Publications Seminars, George Washington University, Washington DC, 2008
  • International Acquisistions – training programme Plc-Practical Law – London, 2004
  • ICC 52nd PIDA (2002) – Negotiating, Drafting, Managing International Contracts and Conflict Resolution – training programme International Chamber of Commerce • Institute of World Business Law, Paris 2002.
  • Drafting International Commercial Agreements, training programme Hawskmere, Brussels, 2000
  • Admission to Portuguese Law Society, July 1997
Fluency in English, French and Spanish. Also speaks Italian.
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