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. & Sustainable Procurement: A Compliance Perspective of EU Public Procurement Law. European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review 12(3), 239-252.
  2. The European Single Procurement Document. Upphandlingsrättslig Tidskrift 4(1), 1-22.
  3. Selection and exclusion of participants in Portuguese public procurement. In Trybus, M. and Caranta, R. (Ed.), Selection of candidates in EU procurement. Djof.
  4. Public Procurement Financial Thresholds in the EU and their Relationship with the GPA. European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review 11(3), 205-219.
  5. The Impact of the Spezzino judgment for third sector organisations. European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review 16

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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.

  • LAA309 Start Up Law

    You have just started your traineeship with Swansea Brothers law firm, working within the commercial law department. You are interested in this area and particularly passionate to help tech based startups navigate the legal minefield. You have just been attached by your boss to a group of young graduates trying to get their startup of the ground. They rely on you and your legal expertise to get from square one to investment. For the duration of this module you will be solving a number of different legal problems startups typically face. You will be invited to apply different areas of the law and develop problem solving skills¿without knowing for sure if you got the problem right in the first place, just like in the real world. In this module you will learn about different areas of the law in practice and in context. You will be challenged and pushed to develop new skills such as drafting answers for clients on a variety of topics and formats.

  • 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.

  • LAQ205 European Law 1

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

  • LAQ213 European Law 2

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

Supervision

  • A comparative analysis of Predatory Pricing under European Competition Law and US Antitrust (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr 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