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Pedro da Costa Mendes

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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 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 (1999 to 2011).
  • Member of the International Relations Committee of the Porto District Council of the Portuguese Law Society (2002 to 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 to 1996).
  • Admission to Portuguese Law Society (1997).
  • Post-Graduation Diploma in Tax Law, by IESF – Instituto de Estudos Financeiros e Fiscais (1998 to 1999)
  • Drafting International Commercial Agreements, training programme Hawskmere, Brussels (2000).
  • 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).
  • International Acquisistions – training programme Plc-Practical Law – London (2004).
  • Practical Construction Law – training programme Federal Publications Seminars, George Washington University, Washington DC (2008).
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