I am a recovering lawyer turned academic, still interested in practical legal issues. Most of my research is in the exciting field of public procurement where I am trying to find new ways to make public expenditure more efficient and if possible more transparent as well.

I am very keen in the interface between law and technology, creating Startup Law an award-winning module where final year students are put in the shoes of trainees in a law firm attached to a tech-based startup in need of legal assistance.

Areas of Expertise

  • Public Procurement
  • SME support
  • Startups
  • Legal education

Publications

  1. & Revising Union Citizenship from a Fundamental Rights perspective in the time of Brexit. European Human Rights Law Review
  2. & Brexit and public procurement: transitioning into the void?. European Law Review
  3. & Examining Brexit Through the GPA's Lens: What next for UK Public Procurement Reform?. Public Contract Law Journal 47(1), 1-34.
  4. & Sustainable Procurement: A Compliance Perspective of EU Public Procurement Law. European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review 12(3), 239-252.

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Teaching

  • LAA101 European Law 1

    The module will cover the institutions and the law-making of the EU, direct effect, and fundamental rights

  • LAA105 European Law 1

    The module will cover the institutions, the law-making, direct effect, and fundamental rights of the EU

  • LAA109 European Law 2

    The module will cover the substantive EU law, in particular litigation and the internal market.

  • LAA113 European Law 2

    The module will cover the substantive law of the EU, in particular litigation and the internal market.

  • LAA318 Competition Law: Regulation of Agreements

    This module is concerned with EU and UK Competition Law, with a particular emphasis on Article 101 of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union. It examines the legal control of both horizontal and vertical agreements which are potentially restrictive of competition. The module also considers the interplay between intellectual property rights and competition law and seeks to unravel the apparent tension that exists between them. The law will be placed in its economic, historical, and international context.

  • LAAM22 Blockchain and the Law

    This module on blockchain/distributed ledger technology covers the fundamentals, legal implications and practical applications of the technology. Students will explore the role of blockchain in smart contracts, data sharing, transaction management and other areas.

  • LAAM26 LegalTech Entrepreneurship

    In the LegalTech entrepreneurship modules, students will learn what are the key issues facing entrepreneurs setting up and running a technology company providing legal services or services to legal firms. Students will also apply their legal knowledge in practice and context to identify and solve some of the legal challenges start-ups typically face.

  • LAQ201 European Law 1

    The module will cover the institutions and the law-making of the EU, direct effect, and fundamental rights

  • LAQ209 European Law 2

    The module will cover the substantive EU law, in particular litigation and the internal market.

Supervision

  • Corporate Governance system in Nigeria and its impact on minority shareholders: the need for reform (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Mr Michael Draper
    Other supervisor: Dr Pedro Telles
  • A comparative analysis of Predatory Pricing under European Competition Law and US Antitrust (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Marty Chamberlain
    Other supervisor: Dr Pedro Telles

Administrative Responsibilities

  • College Research Seminar Series Organiser

    2015 - 2015

  • School Representative at College of Business, Law, Education and - Social Sciences Research Committee, Bangor University

    2014 - 2015

  • Member of Employability Committee - Bangor University School of Law

    2013 - 2015

  • Member of Teaching and Learning Committee - Bangor University School of Law

    2012 - 2015

  • Law and Languages Course Coordinator - Bangor University School of Law

    2011 - 2015

  • International Exchanges Coordinator - Bangor University School of Law

    2011 - 2015

  • Academic Champion for Enterprise - Bangor University School of Law

    2011 - 2015

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2011 2015 Lecturer and public procurement law specialist Bangor University
2006 2007 Lawyer DS Advocats (Barcelona)
2004 2006 Lawyer Barroca Sarmento Neves (Lisbon)
2003 2004 Trainee lawyer Azevedo Neves e Benjamim Mendes (Lisbon)

External Responsibilities

Research Groups

  • European Procurement Law Group

    Group composed by some of the most important European academics in the field of public procurement

Key Grants and Projects