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AdvaNCED master of laws

2008-2009: international
business Law
Lisbon Competition Law
What’s new in LL.M. Católica?

Building on the success of prior editions of this program, we are proud to present
LL.M Católica 2008/2009 (Advanced Master of Laws). LL.M. Católica
LL.M. Católica offers two different tracks and is specifically designed for those attorney is specifically
who seek a professional career in either international business law or competition
law. designed
For those who choose the specialization in International Business Law the program for those
offers an innovative approach to transnational, Anglo-American and European busi- attorney who
ness law. It covers a wide range of topics, such as contracts, project finance, com-
mercial and investment arbitration, corporate law, securities regulation, EU internal seek a distinct
market, and international tax law. professional
The Competition Law specialization provides a unique and in depth review of career
European and American competition/antitrust law-with a strong focus on the eco-
nomic basis of competition. A variety of topics are covered, including competition
Luís Fábrica
policy and enforcement, intellectual property and economic regulation.
Dean, Universidade Católica Portuguesa,
We are thrilled for being able to offer the first LL.M. made in Portugal. Its excellence Lisbon School of Law

is reflected in the strong support we have received from major Portuguese law
firms and companies, the Luso American Foundation and the Fulbright Commission
in Portugal. This program is recognized by our partners as a quality project worth

I invite you to share our enthusiasm by applying to this innovative program, and I
look forward to welcoming you to our campus.

index LL.M. Católica 3

Program 5

Pre-LL.M. Courses 6

International Business Law 7

Competition Law 11

Faculty 17

Student Profile 24

Advisory Board 25

Partners 26

General Information 32

About Lisbon 33
Luís Barreto Xavier
Program Director

Rodrigo Queiroz e Melo

Program Administrator

Gonçalo Matias
Program Administrator

LL.M. católica
LL.M. CATÓLICA together top
Advanced Master of Laws
academics and
Key features
• LL.M. Católica is an advanced legal program intended for those lawyers who seek
from both
a successful professional practice: Europe and the
- LL.M. Católica exceeds the expectations and demands of both experienced
lawyers, who want to deepen their skills and knowledge, and young associates
United States
seeking to enhance their opportunities in an international career.
- LL.M. Católica also provides an environment in which those who seek an aca-
demic career can hone their academic skills while specializing in specific areas
of law.
• LL.M. Católica is a true international program:
- LL.M. Católica students come from a wide range of backgrounds and countries.
- LL.M. Católica’s outstanding faculty includes prominent scholars from presti-
gious American and European universities and top lawyers from international
law firms. Using interactive and innovative teaching methods, our faculty is able
to utilize Católica’s extensive and modern resources to engage students in an
exciting and meaningful way.
• LL.M. Católica is one of the few Anglo-American LL.M. programs in continental
Europe that has been successful in bringing together top international academics
and professionals from both Europe and the United States. LL.M. Católica is
one of the finest and most respected LL.M. programs in all of Europe.

1. To provide thorough exposure to and understanding of Interna-
tional Business and Competition Law.
2. To encourage and develop better legal research and analysis.
3. To develop innovative methods of legal problem solving while
enhancing and improving dispute resolution skills.
4. To prepare students for legal practice in the international context.
5. To improve students' understanding and use of legal language and
to improve students’ legal writing proficiency in legal and business

Enrollment in the LL.M. may provide:

• Networking opportunities both domestically and internationally.
• Access to practical training experience, under specifically designed protocols
adopted by Católica and developed with the support from our Career Office.
• Opportunity to pursue further studies at Universidade Católica, such as writing a
Master of Laws dissertation or enrolling in a Ph.D. program.
• Access to an additional LL.M. semester abroad in either America or Europe at one
of our partner Law Schools.

LLM Católica has given me the chance to develop and perfect skills in
various aspects of international trade and business law, helping me to grow as
a professional while giving me the opportunity to intermingle with students
from all over the globe.
It has been a truly exceptional academic and international experience!
Ana Eliza Szmrecsányi, lawyer, Brazil

As an attorney who wanted to gain a sophisticated and comprehensive

knowledge of the issues that arise in transnational practice, Católica has met
and exceeded all of my expectations. LL.M. Católica has afforded me the
opportunity to interact with colleagues from varying legal and professional
backgrounds. In addition to Católica's academic strengths, Lisbon is a wonderful
and welcoming city. I highly recommend the LL.M. program to any lawyer who
wants to strengthen and enrich their practice.
David Cole, lawyer, United States of America

LL.M. Católica is a one year program, running from September to July.
The academic calendar is structured into three terms with classes generally held
on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings.
Students must complete a total of 60 ECTS credits to meet the LL.M. Católica
degree requirements. This includes four courses and several seminars.
It is possible to attend the program over two academic years (part-time basis),
thus allowing busy professionals to set their own pace.

The Case Method

LL.M. classes will have a dual nature, emphasizing both practice and theory.
Through the application of the case method teaching technique, students will be preparation
faced with difficult, yet practical problem-solving scenarios where in-depth analysis
and reasoning will have to be applied. Serious preparation outside class is required
outside class
and class discussion is encouraged. Class attendance is supplemented by LL.M. is required
Católica’s website, which features additional study materials and allows for enhanced
and class
student-faculty interaction.
discussion is
LL.M. Católica Conferences encouraged
The LL.M. academic program is enriched with a regular series of academic and
professional conferences hosted by Universidade Católica. These conferences
bring the brightest and most respected legal minds, along with renowned interna-
tional personalities, to Universidade Católica. Such conferences give our students
the opportunity to meet, network, and interact with influential members of the
international legal community.

LL.M. Católica Seminars

During the academic year, enrollment in particular LL.M. Católica seminars is
made available to practitioners, who are not enrolled in the LL.M. program. Their
participation not only enhances our program’s diversity and increases the breath
of intellectual conversation, but provides a networking opportunity for both the
LL.M. students and the professional community.

Pre-LL.M. courses

English Legal Writing This course will give students practice in legal writing and legal drafting similar to
what American lawyers do in practice. Students will have the opportunity to work with
Jo Ellen Lewis
Washington University in St. Louis
a variety of legal documents often used in the areas of pre-litigation, litigation, transac-
tional work and estate planning. All students will be supplied with a comprehensive
course booklet containing readings and lecture notes for each class, samples of vari-
ous legal documents, including client advisory letters, complaints and answers, briefs,
contracts, leases and wills.

The course covers basic topics in decision analysis, game theory, principles of
Analytical and
accounting, corporate finance, basic statistics, and modern contracting and nego-
Quantitative Methods tiation theory. It aims to equip students with analytical skills essential for understand-
for Lawyers ing and evaluating the following:
Jan Dalhuisen
1. Decision analysis and game theory module - independent and interdependent
Miranda Chair in Transnational Financial Law,
Universidade Católica Portuguesa decision-making, a set of techniques traditionally taught to first year MBA students,
including decision analysis and game theory, expected value calculation, and prisoner’s
Mihael Jeklic
King’s College London dilemma;
2. Accounting module - central notions of double-entry bookkeeping, methods of
accounting for ordinary business transactions in financial statements and financial
3. Finance module - fundamental principles of corporate finance, including theory of
corporate finance, leverage effect, time value of money and discounted cash flow
valuation of financial assets;
4. Statistics module - basic statistical analysis, including graphic representation of sta-
tistical data, measures of central tendency and variability, normal distribution and the
68-95-99.7 rule, and the Z scores;
5. Contracting module - function of contracts and key elements of effective agree-
ments, such as risk allocation, incentives, value creation in legal work, information
asymmetry, and an outline of most important types of contracts such as cost plus,
fixed-payment, construction and principal-agent contracts, notions of moral hazard
and adverse selection;
6. Negotiations module - interpersonal interaction involved in legal and business
negotiations, including the Harvard principled negotiation method, 7-elements analy-
sis and the tension between creating and claiming value.

The modules highlight six most important areas of analytical skills required of law
school graduates in legal practice, where effective argumentation and the giving of
sound legal advice often depend on mastery of language and analytical techniques
described above. The course complements the traditional law school curriculum, pri-
marily focused on analogical reasoning skills and research, with the main purpose of
equipping students with the basic analytical skills, as well as making them familiar with
the analytical repertoire of MBA graduates who are likely to become their major clients.

This is an important foundation course for future business lawyers and students poten-
tially interested in pursuing alternative careers such as investment banking or consulting.
No prior knowledge in any of the course subjects is required.
Specialization in
International Business Law
Structure of the Program

First Term Second Term Third Term


English Legal Writing
Analytical and Quantitative Methods
for Lawyers


International Commercial Arbitration American Contract Law Comparative and Uniform Contract
and Investment Dispute Resolution Law and Law of Movable Property
Corporate Law and Securities
Regulation Modern Financial Products, Services
and Regulation


Project Finance and Securitisation International Business Transactions International Tax Law Policy
2 and Planning
Principles of International Trade 2
European Union Internal Market
New Technology and the Law

Mandatory if English is not your native language.
Seminar for both specializations.

This is an important program that specialises in (a) the modern approaches to

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law formation and legal reasoning in civil and common law, (b) the impact,
meaning and method of the transnationalisation of private law, (c) the functional
and interdisciplinary approaches developed in the US especially through analyti-
cal methods, law and economics, and law and psychology, (d) modern compa-
ny law in Europe and the USA, (e) modern financial products, financial risk, risk
management and the principles of financial regulation, (f) foreign investment
laws, now often incorporated in Bilateral Investment Treaties (BIT's), as more in
particular relevant for Portuguese speaking countries in Africa and South students learn
America, (g) the impact of regional cooperation especially the concept and
effect of the EU internal market and the operations of WTO, and (h) interna-
what they are
tional dispute resolution especially in arbitration. likely to face in
These subjects are taught seminar style in small classes by student-friendly
world class legal scholars. They particularly mean to make students aware of
and prepare them for what they are likely to face in international commerce commerce and
and finance in the next 30 years.
finance in the
Prof. Jan Dalhuisen | Miranda Chair in Transnational Financial Law, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
next 30 years

International Business Law
American Contract Law This course will examine the idea and methodology of making and enforcing contracts
and the terms within which law allows parties to set the scope and the character of
Raymond T. Nimmer
their own obligations. We will examine contract formation, how one determines the
Dean, University of Houston Law Center
Distinguished Chair in Residence, UCP terms of the obligation, what differences exist among different fileds contacting, and
how contracting occurs in modern commerce. The primary focus will be on basics of
contract law and practice, but we will also consider comparative law issues resulting
from differences among common law and other traditions, as well as from international
sources of law such as the Convention on the International Sale of Goods, the
UNIDROIT Principles of International Contract Law, and the various uniform laws adopted
and enforced in the United States.

Comparative and The main subject of this course is the transnationalisation of modern contract and
property law and efforts at formalisation and unification especially at the EU level
Uniform Contract Law 0(“The Way Forward”).
and Law of Movable
The course will start with a critical discussion of the differences between common and
Property civil law in these areas, of the objectives and draw backs of statutory law and especially
Jan Dalhuisen codification, of the effects of statism and legal positivism on the development of modern
Miranda Chair in Transnational Financial Law, commercial and financial law, and of the older more fluid notions of universal law.
Universidade Católica Portuguesa
It will highlight the key distinction between professional law and consumer law, the
status of different sources of law in a globalising business world especially of custom,
general principle and party autonomy, the emergence of a new transnational law mer-
chant or lex mercatoria, the reducing importance of domestic private law but also the
continuing relevance of domestic regulation in international business dealings.

The course will subsequently investigate the notion and operation of private law as a
dynamic concept and determine the significance and impact of legal dynamism espe-
cially in the study of the concept of good faith in contract law, of indirect agency in
agency law, and of party autonomy in movable property law, the latter particularly for
modern financial products, in which connection equitable proprietary rights, tracing,
assignments, set-off and netting principles will be studied.

Newer ideas about the issues of certainty and finality will be considered also and the
modern functional approaches, especially of Law and Economics, will be explained and
their meaning and importance assessed.

Corporate Law and PART 1 European Corporate Law and Securities Regulation
Professor and course description available at
Securities Regulation

PART 2 US Company and Capital Market in Comparative Perspective

Franklin A. Gevurtz This course is intended for European professionals whose responsibilities require a suf-
University of the Pacific, California
ficient understanding of US law to advise both private-sector and governmental-sector
clients dealing with both outward-bound and inward-bound transactions. Topics are
selected with a focus on their comparative legal and policy treatment in the European
They include freedom of establishment and the state law governing the internal affairs
of corporations; creditor protection rules; basic elements of corporate governance at
the state and federal level; duties of corporate directors and controlling shareholders;
insider trading and securities fraud liability; and the rules governing both merger and
(hostile) takeover transactions.

This course covers the modern ways of resolving international commercial and invest- International
ments disputes through arbitration.
Commercial Arbitration
For commercial disputes, it investigates the differences with and advantages/disad- and Investment
vantages of this way of dispute resolution compared to ordinary litigation in the national
courts. It subsequently discusses the various steps in the proceedings, the main
Disputes Resolution
international arbitration alternatives in ad hoc, ICC or LCIA arbitration, the different sets Jan Dalhuisen
Miranda Chair in Transnational Financial Law,
of procedural rules that may apply and their legal status, the modern attitudes to arbi-
Universidade Católica Portuguesa
trability and to the applicable substantive private or regulatory laws, and finally the
residual roles of national courts in the supervision of arbitrations, in providing support
and interim relief, and in the recognition of arbitral awards.

For investment disputes, the course goes into the differences with international com-
mercial arbitration, discusses the scope and substance of modern bilateral investment
treaties (BITs) and of the NAFTA treaty in North America, the role of ICSID, and the
problems in the applicable public international law or other transnational law and in the
modern causes of action they give the international investor either in or outside these

This course deals with modern financial products, their risks, the management of these Modern Financial
risks, the financial services provided in connection with the origination and sale of these
Products, Services and
products, and the legal back up under modern private and regulatory law.
Banking and capital market transactions are distinguished. The main modern financial
Jan Dalhuisen
banking products will be explained like asset backed funding in secured transactions or
Miranda Chair in Transnational Financial Law,
through finance sales, repos, factoring, finance leasing, ordinary and credit derivatives, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
loan securitisations and the layering of risk. In the capital markets, the accent is on
modern capital market products and their holding, the issuing activity, underwriting and
trading, brokerage and fund management activity.

As to the regulatory response, the course goes into the nature, objectives and effec-
tiveness of financial regulation, the main techniques, the differences between banking
and capital market activity, the capital adequacy requirements, and the EU harmonisa-
tion program in this area.

International Business Law
International Business Seminar description available at

Richard M. Buxbaum
University of California, Berkeley

International Tax Law This seminar will examine the way in which income deriving from international trade,
investment and labor movement is taxed, devices for avoiding double taxation and
Policy and Planning
planning techniques for minimizing the tax burden on international transactions.
Charles Gustafson
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. The impact of income tax treaties will in particular be explored. Specific problems will
be discussed to demonstrate practical issues of international tax planning.

Project Finance Project finance and securitisation will cover two types of innovative financing struc-
tures that have become extremely relevant in the international markets. In what
and Securitisation
relates to project finance the objective is to understand the legal framework of this
Luís Branco and Pedro Cassiano Santos
type of limited-recourse financing, specially in the context of the development of
Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon
projects for the construction of important public infrastructures. On securitisation
the focus will be on the legal analysis of asset backed securities and its compari-
son it with other negotiable instruments; significative attention will also be given to
the market transactions that are carried out using such asset backed securities.

While being an intensive, advanced programme, addressed to those who seek

an active professional practice in international trade and business law, this LL.M.
experience met my expectations and goals of increasing my experience as a
banking and finance practitioner, by enabling me to further develop my skills
and knowledge and to enhance my career opportunities both at a domestic
and international level.
Additionally, by welcoming outstanding professors and students coming from
different countries, the LL.M. provides a rich personal and professional
exchange, which, besides invaluable friendship links, will, no doubt, strengthen
and broaden both our international contacts and our networking opportunities,
two essential features in our professional careers that play a major role within
an increasing international legal environment.
Ana Rita Almeida Campos, lawyer, Portugal
Specialization in
Competition Law
Structure of the Program

First Term Second Term Third Term


English Legal Writing
Analytical and Quantitative Methods
for Lawyers


European Competition Law Intellectual Property Law Economic Perspectives

in a Global Context on Competitive Regulation
Comparative Perspectives
on Antitrust Enforcement


EU Institutional Framework Competition Policy: an economic Antitrust Law and Economics

Principles of International Trade 2 perspective International Antitrust Law
Economic Theories of Regulation Competition Law Enforcement Workshops: competition cases
European Union Internal Market
New Technology and the Law

Mandatory if English is not your native language.
Seminar for both specializations.

Law is gradually becoming an international and European subject: a great part

of the relevant legal rules (particularly in the economic domain) is of European
or international origin; litigation increasingly has a transnational dimension;
legal cultures communicate and tend towards miscegenation; law firms and
their legal services are increasingly transnational. In this context, this LLM
answers to these new developments by offering a truly international program
reflected at the level of its legal subjects, its student body and its outstanding
international faculty. ester for everyone.

Prof. Miguel Poiares Maduro | Advocate-General, European Court of Justice a truly


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Competition Law
Comparative This course will provide a comparative approach to U.S. and E.U. antitrust regulation,
and also touch on competition law institutions in emerging markets. It will provide
Perspectives on
some background on the differing goals and orientations of competition law in the
Antitrust Enforcement studied jurisdiction. However, it will not focus primarily on the substance of competi-
Daniel Crane tion law rules, but rather on the procedures and institutions by which competition law
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law,
is created. Topics to be addressed include (among others) institutional design, structure
Yeshiva University in New York City
of antitrust agencies, federalism, standing rules, private enforcement, and damages.

Economic Perspectives This course will study the economic theories, rhetoric, and influences that shape
competition policy. Topics to be addressed include (among others) economic theories
on Competitive
about market power and market structure, the welfare effects of price discrimination,
Regulation monopsony and oligopsony, empirical and game theoretic theories of predation, the
Daniel Crane relationship between market structure and innovation, and vertical restraints and verti-
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law,
cal competition.
Yeshiva University in New York City

European The course focuses on Articles 81 and 82 EC Treaty (the EC Competition rules), and
Competition Law on the control of mergers in the EU. The EC competition rules prohibit agreements
between undertakings which restrict competition and affect trade between Member
Rosa Greaves
University of Glasgow, UK States as well as the abuse of a dominant position by an undertaking within a sub-
stantial part of the common market. The course will cover the following matters: the
nature and objectives of competition law and policy; the enforcement powers of the
European Commission and the National Competition Authorities under Regulation
1/2003; the application of Article 81 to horizontal and vertical agreements; the meaning
of "dominance" and "abuse"; the proposals for reform of Article 82; the basics of
merger control in the EU.

Intellectual Property A study of U.S. and E.U. copyright, patent, trademark, and unfair competition law with
comparisons to selected other jurisdictions. Efforts at international harmonization such
Law in a Global
as Berne, TRIPS, and World Intellectual Property Organization treaties will be explored.
Trotter Hardy
William and Mary School of Law,
Williamsburg, Virginia
Competition Law
This seminar is designed to provide students with an understanding of the eco- Antitrust Law and
nomic principles that underlie modern antitrust legal analysis. Topics covered will
include merger analysis (the Merger Guidelines, market and monopoly power, the
Daniel L. Rubinfeld
analysis of unilateral effects, and coordinated effects), and high technology (network
U.C. Berkeley
effects, innovation, tying, and monopoly leveraging). Principles will be developed
through a discussion of a number of significant recent high-profile cases.

The seminar will deal with the problems and prospects of modern competition law Competition Law
enforcement both at the EU and the Portuguese levels, with reference to antitrust
enforcement and control of concentrations. The trend towards modernization and
decentralization of application of EU competition law will be emphasized, as well J. L. Cruz Vilaça
Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon
as its problems and difficulties in the different Member States. Administrative and
judicial enforcement will be compared, against the background of a prevailing
“effects based approach”. The European Commission’s White Paper on Damages
Actions for Breach of the EU Antitrust Rules will deserve particular attention, together
with the more general issue of private enforcement.

What is competition policy? The role of competition policy in a market economy. The Competition Policy:
perspective of competition economics and competition law. A short history of antitrust
an Economic
laws. The primacy of EU competition law. The structure of competition institutions in
the EU. Competition and regulation. Article 81 and horizontal agreements and per se rules.
Rule of reason and non-horizontal agreements. Article 82 and abuses of dominant Abel Mateus
Universidade Nova, Lisbon
position. Comparing EU and USA laws. Merger regulation. Building the single market.
State aid. The future of antitrust.

This seminar deals with models and theories of economic regulation. Presentations will Economic Theories
be based on current regulatory issues in the EU. The main topics are:
of Regulation
1. The rationale for economic regulation, using both public interest theories and economic
João Confraria
theories of regulation.
Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon
2. Regulation, liberalisation and competition law.
3. Price regulation: incentive based vs. cost based price regulation.
4. Models of price regulation used according to the current EU legal framework in
utilities and network industries.
5. Quality of service regulation. The economic rationale for fines.
6. Regulatory credibility and its impact on investment.
7. Regulatory risk: sources and impact. Institutional rules to control regulatory risk.

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EU Institutional Scene setting: general approach to the Institutions with special focus on the innova-
tions introduced by the Lisbon Treaty. The “new” triangular system (President of the
European Council/President of the European Commission/High Representative for
António Vitorino
Foreign Policy and Security): possible trends of evolution. Key horizontal questions:
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global concept of checks and balances in a multilevel system; the open question of the
nature and dimension of the executive branch; accountability and judicial review; the
control of subsidiarity and the role of National Parliaments.

International This course will consider the effects of economic globalization on antitrust. Antitrust
issues are becoming increasingly international: As international trade increases, so
Antitrust Law
does the effect of anti-competitive conduct that takes place outside one's borders.
Michal Gal
Accordingly, this course will examine the effects of globalization on the ability of
Faculty of Law, University of Haifa, Israel
NYU Center for Law and Business
jurisdictions to apply their domestic laws to regulate international antitrust prob-
lems, as well as the effects of such national law enforcement on other countries.
It will then explore the justifications and costs of a variety of international enforce-
ment and harmonization tools that have been applied or suggested, including the
International Competition Network and regional antitrust agreements.

What can I say about LLM Católica? Only the best. It is an innovative pro-
gramme offered by a leading Portuguese law school assisted by institutions like
the Fulbright Commission, Millenium BCP Foundation and top Portuguese law
firms. After having worked as a lawyer for four years I found this LLM to be a
perfect way of toping my legal education. LLM Católica not only gave me an
opportunity to enhance my knowledge of international commercial and interna-
tional trade law, but also allowed me to study these areas of law from both
American and European perspective.
And I also have to mention that discovering Portugal is just as much fun as the
programme itself, which really made LLM Católica a complete and rewarding
experience. I can highly recommend it to everyone.

Marek Puwalski, lawyer, Poland

International Business Law
and Competition Law
The concept of a common market involves the elimination of all obstacles to intra-com- EU Internal Market
munity trade in order to merge the national markets into a single market bringing about
Miguel Poiares Maduro
conditions as close as possible to those of a genuine internal market (Schul, 1982). Advocate-General,
The seminar, by focusing on the development and application of the principle of free European Court of Justice
movement, assesses whether those objectives have been fully achieved. The structure Andrea Biondi
is firmly grounded on the four fundamental freedoms: goods, persons, services and King’s College London
capital. Each of the freedoms is analysed with reference to the case law of the
European Court of Justice and to relevant legislation.

A study of legal issues that arise because of contemporary technology such as the New Technology
Internet and digital information, with a bit of historical context to see how such issues
and the Law
have affected the law in prior times.
Trotter Hardy
Areas of law will include copyright law, privacy law, contract law, tort law, and others as William and Mary School of Law
time permits.

The course will look at fundamental principles of the World Trade Organization con-
Principles of
cerning the balance between free trade and other policies and values. We will closely
examine the WTO case-law on the so-called General Exceptions in GATT and GATS,
International Trade
which permit WTO members to restrict trade for the purpose of e.g. safeguarding Piet Eeckhout
Director of the Centre of European Law,
public health, protecting the environment, or maintaining public morals. This case-law
King’s College London
speaks of a “process of weighing and balancing” - we will analyse what that process
involves, and what this means for the WTO's role in non-trade policies.

This LLM program offers a unique and unmatched experience in the study of
law. The program blends the best of legal education from Europe, the U.S.
and England in a manner that is not matched in any other European program.
Lawyers who attend this LLM will never forget or regret the experience they

Prof. Raymond Nimmer | Dean, University of Houston Law Center

Distinguished Chair in Residence, UCP

a unique
truly and

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My experience at Católica was immensely rewarding, both professionally and
academically. I was able to interact with and learn from leading academics in
the fields of international law and business. My colleagues - practitioners in law
themselves - added an atmosphere of collegiality to the learning process.
I learned a great deal about the law just from being exposed to the different
legal and cultural traditions of my classmates. My time in Lisbon is one I will
always remember fondly.
I have and will continue to highly recommend the Católica program.
Benjamin Bricker, exchange student, University of Illinois

I spent the fall of 2007 studying as an exchange student at Católica and

enjoyed my stay in Lisbon very much. Academically, the ability to build
a modular schedule composed of smaller seminars in a variety of areas lent
itself to a diverse curriculum. Socially, in the law and language classes that
I attended, I met many students and practicing lawyers from Portugal and from
all over Europe with whom I was able to experience Lisbon: from touring
monuments to going out and taking advantage of the city's vivid nightlife.
It was a spectacular semester and I warmly recommend the program.
Dan Tammuz, exchange student, Duke Law School

My enrollment in LL.M. Católica has proven to be a won bet.

Most classes were taught by US professors, which I believe was of paramount
importance, since it allowed a permanent contact with a practical view of the
law, always focused in the search for the concrete legal solution. LL.M. Católica
proved to be a quite demanding and innovative program, where a problem-basis
approach is a must. I truly recommend Católica's LL.M. for all those who want
to be engaged in a high level and competitive masters program.
Eleonora Henriques, lawyer, Portugal
Faculty 2008/2009

Abel Mateus

Andrea Biondi

António Vitorino

Charles H. Gustafson

Daniel A. Crane

Daniel L. Rubinfeld

Franklin A. Gevurtz

J. L. Cruz Vilaça

Jan Dalhuisen

Jo Ellen Lewis

João Confraria

Luís Branco

Michal Gal

Miguel Poiares Maduro

Mihael Jeklic

Pedro Cassiano Santos

Piet Eeckhout

Raymond T. Nimmer

Richard M. Buxbaum

Rosa Greaves

Trotter Hardy
Abel Mateus Abel Mateus is Professor of Economics at Universidade Nova, Lisbon. First President of
UNIVERSIDADE NOVA, LISBON Portuguese Competition Authority (2003-2008). Deputy Governor at Central Bank of
Portugal (1992-1998). PhD in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, USA. Member of the
European Union Economic Policy Committee and Monetary Policy Committee (1993-
1998). Responsible for monetary policy in Portugal from 1993-1998, at the time of the
introduction of the euro. Has been a consultant for the World Bank and IMF, and has
advised more than twelve countries in all continents. Senior Economist at World Bank
(1982-1992). Has published extensively in both Portuguese and English.

Andrea Biondi Andrea Biondi is Professor of European Union Law and the Co-Director of the Centre for
KING’S COLLEGE LONDON European Law at King's College London. Prof. Biondi is also visiting professor at the College
of Europe in Warsaw and at Georgetown University . He is a member of the Bar of Florence
as well as being an Academic Member of Francis Taylor Building Chambers in London.
Prof. Biondi is on the International Advisory Board of European Public Law, King's College
Law Journal and the European Public Private Partnership Law Review.

António Vitorino António Vitorino is a lawyer and a member of the Bar Association since 1982. Assistant
LAWYER, GUEST PROFESSOR, Professor at the University of Lisbon Law School since 1982. Professor at Universidade
UNIVERSIDADE CATÓLICA PORTUGUESA, LISBON Autónoma Luís de Camões (1985-1995) and Universidade Internacional of Lisbon (1998-
1999). Member of Parliament from 1980 until 2006. Secretary of State for Parliamentary
Affairs (1983-1985). Secretary of State of the Government of Macau (1986-1987). Judge
of the Portuguese Constitutional Court (1989-1994). Member of the European Parliament
(1994-1995), Chairman of the Civil Liberties Committee. Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Defence (1995-1997). European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs
(1999-2004). Member of the Praesidium of the European Convention (2002-2003) and
representative of the European Commission in the 2004 Intergovernmental Conference.

Charles H. Gustafson Charles Gustafson is Professor of Law and former Associate Dean for International and
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON, D.C. Graduate Programs at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. He teaches
in various areas of public international law, international trade and investment and federal
taxation. He is a coauthor of several casebooks on federal income taxation, including
Taxation of International Transactions (3d Ed.) (West, 2006), as well as articles and book
chapters on issues of international law and/or taxation. He has practiced law in New York
and Washington, served in the Office of the Legal Adviser to the Department of State and
lectured at universities on every continent. He spent several years as a member of the
Faculty of Law at Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria. He has also served as consultant to
various United States Government agencies and to several international organizations and
as an arbitrator in commercial and investment disputes. He is an active member of the
American Law Institute and has served on a number of committees for the American Bar
Association. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Chicago and his B.S. degree
from the University of Buffalo.
Daniel A. Crane is a law professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva Daniel A. Crane
University in New York City, where he teaches contracts, antitrust, and antitrust and intellectual BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW
property. In 1996, he received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Chicago, where FULBRIGHT/UCP CHAIR IN LAW AND ECONOMICS
he was a member of the Law Review. Following law school, he clerked for a federal judge and
practiced litigation and antitrust law first with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Miami and later
with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York. He continues to serve as coun-
sel to Paul, Weiss. Professor Crane’s recent scholarship has focused primarily on antitrust
and economic regulation, particularly the institutional structure of antitrust enforcement,
predatory pricing, bundling, and the antitrust implications of various patent practices. His
work has appeared in the University of Chicago Law Review, the Texas Law Review, the
California Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, and the
Minnesota Law Review, among other journals. He is the co-editor (with Eleanor Fox) of
ANTITRUST STORIES and has a book on the institutional structure of antitrust enforcement
forthcoming with Oxford University Press. His articles have been cited in a number of feder-
al and state court opinions. He is visiting at New York University Law School during the 2007-
2008 academic year and will visit at the University of Chicago Law School in 2009. He is
the recipient of a Fulbright Scholar award to teach at Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Daniel L. Rubinfeld is Robert L. Bridges Professor of Law and Professor of Economics at the Daniel L. Rubinfeld
University of California, Berkeley. He served from June 1997 through December 1998 as UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust in the U.S. Department of Justice. Professor
Rubinfeld is the author of a variety of articles relating to antitrust and competition policy, law
and economics, and public economics, and two textbooks, Microeconomics, and
Econometric Models and Economic Forecasts. He has consulted for private parties for a
range of public agencies including the Federal Trade Commission, the Antitrust Division of
the Department of Justice, and the State of California Attorney General. In the past he has
been a fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the Center for
Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
Professor Rubinfeld teaches courses in law and economics, antitrust, and law and statistics,
and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a research fellow at
NBER. He is the past President of the American Law and Economics Association.

Professor Gevurtz is a Distinguished Professor and Scholar at the University of the Pacific in Franklin A. Gevurtz
California, and the Director of its Center for Global Business and Development. He is - in the UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC, CALIFORNIA
words of a United States Court of Appeals decision - a "leading commentator" on corpo-
rate law. Among Professor Gevurtz' widely cited scholarship is the treatise, CORPORATION
LAW. Professor Gevurtz is also well-known for authoring the casebook, BUSINESS PLAN-
NING (now in its fourth edition) - which is by far and away the dominant book used to
teach this course in law schools throughout the United States. Most recently, Professor
Gevurtz authored the book, GLOBAL ISSUES IN CORPORATE LAW; part of a revolutionary
series of books for which Professor Gevurtz also serves as series editor and which are
designed to facilitate the introduction of international and comparative law issues in core
law school courses. Professor Gevurtz also has written numerous law review articles on topics
including corporate law, the law of other business organizations, and the antitrust laws. Prior
to joining the faculty at the University of the Pacific in 1982, Professor Gevurtz practiced
with the internationally known law firm of O'Melveny and Myers. He has been a visiting pro-
fessor at the law schools of the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall), and the
University of California, Davis, and has taught or lectured in Athens, Copenhagen, London,
Nancy (France), Salzburg and Seoul. In 2006, the University of the Pacific conferred its
Distinguished Faculty Award upon Professor Gevurtz.
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J. L. Cruz Vilaça Professor J. L. Cruz Vilaça graduated at Coimbra Law School; LLM in Political-Economic
UNIVERSIDADE CATÓLICA PORTUGUESA, LISBON Sciences; Docteur in International Economics, Paris I; studied and worked at St. Antony’s,
Oxford University, and at NY Fordham Law School. Formerly Assistant Professor at Coimbra
Law School. Now Visiting Professor at the Law Schools of the Catholic and the Nova
Universities of Lisbon; Associate Professor of the International University. Former Advocate-
General at the ECJ and President of the European Court of First Instance. Former Secretary
of State for European Affairs in the Portuguese Government. Attorney-at-law, Partner and
Head of EU and Competition practice with PLMJ & Associates.

Jan Dalhuisen Professor Dalhuisen is a leading expert in international commercial and financial law and
MIRANDA CHAIR IN TRANSNATIONAL FINANCIAL LAW the occupant of the Miranda Chair at the Católica. He is also Professor at King's College in
UNIVERSIDADE CATÓLICA PORTUGUESA London and UC Berkeley, and has held important Visiting Professorships in Continental
Europe, China and Australia. He is Corresponding Member of the Royal Netherlands
Academy of Arts and Sciences and the author of Dalhuisen on Transnational and
Comparative Commercial, Financial and Trade Law and earlier of Dalhuisen on International
Insolvency and Bankruptcy. Professor Dalhuisen is a graduate of the University of
Amsterdam, where he also obtained a PhD, and of UC Berkeley. He is Member of the NY
Bar, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London, an active international arbi-
trator and former senior in house counsel and investment banker.

Jo Ellen Lewis Professor Lewis began teaching at Washington University School of Law in 1995. She teaches
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS Legal Practice I and II, Advanced Legal Writing, Real Estate Practice and Drafting and is the
Co-Advisor for the Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Competition. She became Director of the
Legal Practice program in 2000 as part of a rotational directorship. She has taught courses
in U.S. Real Estate Transactions and Topics in U.S. Law at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo.
Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University, she was in private practice in
Washington, D.C. for eight years, specializing in negotiating and documenting sophisticated
commercial real estate transactions. Professor Lewis graduated from Georgetown University
Law Center in 1986 where she was the Executive Editor of the American Criminal Law
Review. Professor Lewis regularly speaks on issues related to Legal Writing and Legal
Practice at national and international conferences.

João Confraria Professor Confraria is a member of the Board of Instituto Nacional da Aviação Civil, the
UNIVERSIDADE CATÓLICA PORTUGUESA, LISBON Portuguese civil aviation authority. Professor at the School of Economics and Business of
Universidade Católica Portuguesa. He teaches courses on Regulation, Public Policy and
Telecommunications, at the undergraduate, Msc and MBA levels and he coordinates
Executive Courses on Regulation and Competition. Currently he is also a member of the
advisory board of Portugal Telecom. From 1996 to 2002, he was a member of the Board
of ICP-Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações, the Portuguese regulatory authority for com-
munications markets and, from 2005 to 2007, director of Centro de Estudos Aplicados, at
Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Author of several books and papers on regulation and
industrial policy in Portugal.

Luís Branco Luís Branco is a Senior Lecturer at the Catholic University in Lisbon. He is Partner in a major
UNIVERSIDADE CATÓLICA PORTUGUESA, LISBON law firm in Portugal and head of the Banking, Finance and Project Finance Practice Group.
He specializes in Banking and Finance Law, having participated in several relevant trans-
actions in the areas of project finance, securitization, investment funds and derivatives.
He has consistently been nominated by international publications as a leader in these areas.
He is the author of various books and articles on banking law.
Michal Gal is a Professor, Director of the Law and MBA Program, and Co-Director of the Michal Gal
Forum on Law and Markets at the Faculty of Law, Haifa University, Israel. She was a Visiting UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA, ISRAEL
Professor at NYU, Georgetown and the University of Melbourne. Prof. Gal’s research focuses NYU CENTER FOR LAW AND BUSINESS

on competition law and policy. She is the author of the book Competition Policy for Small
Market Economies (Harvard University Press, 2003). She also published many scholarly
articles on competition law issues, including oligopoly pricing, the conditions for antitrust in
developing economies, the political economy of antitrust, and the globalization of antitrust.
Dr. Gal served as a consultant to several international organizations (including the OECD
and UNCTAD) on issues of competition law in small and developing economies and is a
non-governmental advisor of the International Competition Network (ICN). She also advised
several small economies on the framing of their competition laws. Prof. Gal has won many
grants and prizes for her research as well as four teaching awards.

Miguel Poiares Maduro is Advocate General at the Court of Justice since 7 October 2003. Miguel Poiares Maduro
Degree in Law (University of Lisbon, 1990). Researcher (European University Institute, 1991). ADVOCATE-GENERAL, EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE
Doctor in Laws (European University Institute, Florence, 1996). Visiting Professor (College of
Europe; London School of Economics; Centro de Estudios Constitucionales, Madrid; Catholic
University, Portugal; Institute of European Studies, Macao). Professor (New University, Lisbon,
1997). Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar (Harvard University, 1998). Co-Director of the
Academy of International Trade Law; Co-Editor (Hart Series on European Law and Integration,
European Law Journal) and member of the editorial board of several law journals.
Winner of the Rowe and Maw Prize and of the Prize Obiettivo Europa (for the best PhD thesis
at the EUI). Author of "We the Court-The European Court of Justice and the European
Economic Constitution" (Hart Publishing, 1997).

Mihael Jeklic lectures a graduate course on Analytical Methods and Negotiations at Mihael Jeklic
University of London, King’s College, School of Law, covering theory and practical skills KING’S COLLEGE LONDON
development in the areas of decision analysis, game theory, modern contracting theory,
accounting, finance, statistics, cognitive psychology and negotiations. He is a former banker
(at first lawyer) at the EBRD and was an adviser to the Slovene government on restruc-
turing and privatisation. Mihael is a graduate of the University of Ljubljana Law School and
Harvard Law School. He is currently a MSc student at the Psychoanalysis Unit at the
Psychology Department of University College London, where he focuses on unconscious
dynamics underlying reality distortion and their implications on interpersonal interaction.
He has a transactional analysis therapy certificate from the European Transactional Analysis
Association. He resides in London, United Kingdom.

Pedro Cassiano Santos leads the Banking and Financial Law department of Vieira de Almeida Pedro Cassiano Santos
& Associados law firm, advising a wide variety of clients in banking and financial matters and, UNIVERSIDADE CATÓLICA PORTUGUESA, LISBON
in that capacity, takes (or shares) responsibility for the legal advice rendered, the transaction’s
implementation and negotiation tasks. Both as leader and member of specialised teams of
lawyers of the firm, he has participated in the drafting and negotiation of contracts and other
documentation for many financial transactions, including loans, mortgage loans, leasing, secu-
ritisation and equity and debt placements both in Portugal and abroad. During his career at
VdA, he has been seconded for over 3 years to an investment bank where he provided
in-house legal advise to the various activities of such client. His law firm experience also
includes the negotiation of varied financial transactions, including loan and leasing transactions
and raising funds for project finance and privatisation projects. In the securities area he has
been instrumental in the launching of Medium Term Note Programmes and issuance of Notes
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Piet Eeckhout Piet Eeckhout studied law (lic.iur.) and European law (lic.Eur.iur) at the University of Ghent,
KING’S COLLEGE LONDON Belgium, where he also obtained his PhD degree. Before joining King’s in 1998 he taught at
the University of Ghent and at the University of Brussels (VUB). Between 1994 and 1998 he
worked in the chambers of Advocate General Jacobs at the European Court of Justice.
Professor Eeckhout is Director of the Centre of European Law, at King’s (see He is co-editor of the Yearbook of European Law, and also teaches at the
College of Europe, Bruges. He is an associate academic member of Matrix Chambers, London.
Professor Eeckhout is a leading authority EU law and international economic law. He is the
author of External Relations of the European Union (Oxford University Press 2004). In 2004
he delivered the General Course at the Academy of European Law, Florence, and in 2006 he
is General Rapporteur at the biennial FIDE (Federation of European Law Associations)

Raymond T. Nimmer Raymond Nimmer is currently the Dean and Leonard Childs Professor of Law at the University
DEAN, UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER of Houston Law Center and co-director of the Houston Intellectual Property and Information
DISTINGUISHED CHAIR IN RESIDENCE, UCP Law Institute. He is the author of over ten books and numerous articles, his most recently
published book is The Law of Electronic Commercial Transactions (Pratt & Sons, 2003).
Professor Nimmer is a frequent speaker at programs worldwide, in the areas of intellectual
property, business and technology law. He was the co-Reporter o the Drafting Committee
on Revision of U.C.C. Article 2 and the reporter of the Uniform Computer Information
Transactions Act (UCITA). He is a consultant to the National Science Foundation and the
office of the Legal Advisor of the U.S. State Department. In addition to his expertise in tech-
nology issues, he is an expert in areas of business law. He is the author of a four volume
treatise on Commercial Asset Based Financing and a Contributing Editor for a leading multi-
volume treatise on bankruptcy law. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and Texas as well
as the United States Supreme Court.

Richard M. Buxbaum Richard Buxbaum is the Jackson H. Ralston Professor of International Law at the University
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY of California at Berkeley. Richard Buxbaum practiced law in Rochester, New York, and with
the U.S. Army before joining the Boalt faculty in 1961. He publishes in the fields of corpo-
ration law and comparative and international economic law, and since 1987 has been edi-
tor in chief of the American Journal of Comparative Law. Buxbaum founded and was the
first chair of UC Berkeley's Center for German and European Studies and Center for Western
European Studies. From 1993 to 1999, he was dean of international and area studies at
UC Berkeley. Buxbaum has served on various state and national committees engaged in the
drafting and review of corporate and securities legislation. He is contributing editor to a vari-
ety of U.S. and foreign professional journals and has been a visiting professor at the
Universities of Michigan, Cologne, Frankfurt, Münster and Sydney. He holds honorary
degrees from the Universities of Cologne, Osnabrück and Eötvös Lorand Budapest, and
received the 1992-93 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Award for Humanities and Arts.
Buxbaum is a member of the American Law Institute and was elected to the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001.
Rosa Greaves joined the School of Law at Glasgow in 2006 and has been a Professor II at Rosa Greaves
the University of Oslo since 2004. She was formerly the Director of the Durham European UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW, UK
Law Institute (DELI) at the University of Durham (UK) (1994-06) and Lecturer and Senior
Lecturer at the University of Southampton (UK) (1976-1994). She was also a Visiting
Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Commercial Laws at Queen Mary & Westfield College
(University of London) from 2000-05. She has been Visiting Professor at the Universities of
Western Australia, Hamburg, Rouen and Georgia (USA). She teaches annually at the
Academy of European Law in Trier (Germany) and at the Catholic University of Lisbon.
Rosa Greaves was a “stagiaire” in the Legal Service of the Commission (1976), worked with
a firm of City of London solicitors for six months and spent two years in Brussels (1989 - 1990)
where she worked as an in-house consultant to the Directorate General then responsible
Enterprise Policy and Distributive Trades (DGXXIII) and for Coopers Lybrand Europe. In 1995
she spent three months in Judge David Edward’s Chambers at the European Court of Justice.
During research leave in 1999 and 2004 she spent six months as a Visiting Fellow at the
Centre for European Legal Studies at the University of Cambridge (UK).
Rosa Greaves specialises in European commercial law and most of her research and publi-
cations are in this area.

Professor Trotter Hardy is Associate Dean of Technology and Professor of Law at the William Trotter Hardy
and Mary School of Law in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. Professor Hardy earned a B.A. degree WILLIAM AND MARY SCHOOL OF LAW
from the University of Virginia, and an MS degree in information systems from American INWILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
University in Washington, D.C. After several years working in the computer field as a pro- FULBRIGHT/UCP CHAIR IN LAW AND ECONOMICS
grammer and systems analyst for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, he OF COMPETITION

attended law school at Duke University in North Carolina. He served as Articles Editor on
the Duke Law Journal, and was selected for Order of the Coif. Following graduation in 1981
he clerked for the Honorable John D. Butzner, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth
Circuit. He has served as the Leo Goodwin Distinguished Visiting Professor at Nova
Southeastern University Law School, and was Scholar in Residence and Technical Advisor to
the Register of Copyrights, U.S. Copyright Office during 1996. While at the Copyright Office
he wrote “Project Looking Forward: Sketching the Future of Copyright in a Networked
World,” a forecast of issues relating to copyright and the Internet. Professor Hardy is the
author of articles in the University of Chicago Legal Forum; the University of Pittsburgh Law
Review, the Tulane Law Review, the Nova Southeastern University Law Review, the
University of Akron Law Review, and the University of Dayton Law Review; Business Law
Today; the Journal of Legal Education; the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology; the
Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.; and the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology.
He has often lectured on intellectual property and the Internet.

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Student Profile
We seek highly motivated students with a strong academic background and pro-
fessional experience. Candidates are subject to a highly competitive selection
process. In addition, students are subject to a demanding evaluation system
throughout the duration of the LL.M. program, featuring written exams and take
home essays.

LL.M. Católica students are typically experienced lawyers from well-known law
firms with an average age of 28. Students attending the LL.M. program in the past
have come from around the world, including such countries as Belgium, Brazil,
Colombia, Greece, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United States of America, and
Venezuela. Such diversity not only provides an opportunity for our students to
develop their legal and academic careers, but gives them the opportunity to share
experiences and build upon their personal relationships.

Classes have typically around 30 students, so that everyone may have the oppor-
tunity to share experiences, exchange best practices and increase personal and
professional relationships.
Advisory Board


Rui Machete | Executive Council Chairman, Luso-American Foundation


Andrea Biondi | Co-Director, Center of European Law, King's College London

António Moura Portugal | Azevedo Neves, Benjamim Mendes, Bessa Monteiro & Associados

Carlos Gomes da Silva | Executive Director, Galp Energia

Carlos Santos Ferreira | Chairman, Millennium BCP

Daniel A. Crane | Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Evaristo Mendes | Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Jan Dalhuisen | Miranda Chair in Transnational Financial Law, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

João Confraria | Universidade Católica Portuguesa

João Vieira Almeida | Vieira de Almeida & Associados

John Phillips | Former Dean, King's College London

José Engrácia Antunes | Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Laurie Reynolds | University of Illinois, Visiting Professor at Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Luís Branco | Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados LL.M. Católica
Luís Cortes Martins | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados is subject to
Manuel Castelo Branco | Gonçalves Pereira, Castelo Branco & Associados permanent
Miguel Teixeira de Abreu | Abreu Advogados evaluation
Paulo Zagalo e Melo | Luso-American Foundation
from the
Philip R. Wood | Oxford, Cambridge, QMUL, London School of Economics
Rosa Greaves | University of Glasgow
Advisory Board
R. Wesley Carrington | Fulbright Commission in Portugal

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Our Universities have to become international and competitive, attracting stu-
dents and researchers in the global market. This is a necessary precondition of
progress. Today it is generally accepted that moving global embraces also the law
faculties. Competition law, international law, EU law, all pointed in this direction.
But today competition and trade law, and even administrative law became inter-
national and global.
LL.M Católica and now Global Legal Studies are important initiatives whose
dynamics shall push forward the Law Faculty as a whole and will contribute to
make Católica one of the most prestigious universities in Europe.
That is our goal.

Rui Machete | Executive Council Chairman | Luso-American Foundation

The Fulbright Commission is proud to partner with the Catholic University of

Portugal, contributing to the success of this pioneering LL.M. program by bringing
top qualified U.S. Lecturers to Portugal. The Fulbright Distinguished Lecturers
awards are viewed in the United States as among the most prestigious appoint-
ments in the Fulbright Scholar Program.

R. Wesley Carrington | Chairman of the Board of Directors | Fulbright Commission in Portugal

As Portugal’s first privately owned bank, operating in several European markets,

Millennium bcp has long been committed to a culture of excellence in the study of
business law, and to promoting a truly European spirit in the teaching of the dis-
cipline. In the LL.M offered at the School of Law of the Catholic University of
Portugal, we are delighted to recognise the highest academic standards combined
with an international outlook. That is why we are proud to support this increasingly
successful and prestigious programme.

Carlos Santos Ferreira | Chairman of the Board of Directors | Millennium BCP

Galp Energia has always been a keen supporter of the idea that competition in the
energy markets is not only advantageous for the consumers, but also provides
strong incentives for the operators to become more efficient so that they can
generate greater benefits for all their stakeholders. Therefore, Galp Energia is proud
to be associated with LLM Católica, which we see as an opportunity to contribute
to the development of greater awarenesss and understanding of the way the
markets operate in the present environment.

Carlos Gomes da Silva | Executive Director | Galp Energia


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Having been considered in 2008 as the Best Portuguese Company to work for
and in 2007 and 2008 as the best Law Firm to work for in Portugal
(Exame/Heidrick & Struggles), Abreu Advogados has for long been committed to
the continuing education of its lawyers. The Firm currently sponsors fifteen of its
associates in several LL.M and post graduation programs, in Portugal and
abroad, and sees its association with the LL.M Católica program as a fundamen-
tal tool in further promoting the education of the Portuguese legal profession and
as an opportunity to be in contact with some of the finest future Portuguese

Miguel Teixeira de Abreu | LL.M. | Partner | Abreu Advogados

In ABBC we have been at the forefront of quality work and consistent service. Only
professionals with adequate levels of training allow us to maintain our standards
and so we invest on their training each year. This LL.M to which ABBC is proudly
associated in the form of the sponsorship guarantees a high quality output and an
in-depth and up-to-date insight on European and International matters so vital for
a global legal services provider.

António Moura Portugal | Partner | ABBC - Azevedo Neves, Benjamim Mendes, Bessa Monteiro,
Cardigos & Associados

Gonçalves Pereira, Castelo Branco has a consistent and old relation with the
Portuguese Faculties of Law which was started by our Senior Partner André
Gonçalves Pereira. Post graduate education is of utmost importance for those
lawyers that aim at excellence and expertise. We are very proud to co-sponsor
this project launched in Portugal by Universidade Católica which is a major step
towards a more intensive cooperation between Universities and Law firms.

Manuel Castelo Branco | Managing Partner | Gonçalves Pereira, Castelo Branco & Associados
At Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva, we strive for excellence on a daily
basis. We believe it is essential to establish solid ties with the law schools and are
proud to be amongst the first law firms to participate in the LL.M program offered
at Católica. This program represents a major breakthrough in Portuguese legal
education. Not only do we recognise the importance of an LL.M. program for
lawyers who want to pursue an international career, but we also know that
Católica is just as committed to excellence in education as we are.

Luís Branco | Partner | Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados has a longstanding and close relation-
ship with Universidade Católica’s School of Law. In fact, our firm strongly believes
in the human values and the high-quality standards of Universidade Católica. The
LL.M. in International Trade and Business Law is an audacious project, which rep-
resents, in our opinion, a fine example of the innovative approach and the tech-
nical excellence in legal education that can only lead to an outstanding success.
Furthermore we consider that the practical and profound approach of the LL.M.
programme and the quality of the teaching staff involved will certainly contribute
to improve the legal practice in Portugal. That’s why we’ve encouraged and sup-
ported the project since the first moment.
The experience of last years’ programs has confirmed only confirmed our utmost
expectations, transforming this project into a successful experience!

Luís Cortes Martins | Managing Partner | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

As a top Portuguese independent firm, with strong ties with the local community,
VdA is deeply committed to further the depth and reach of the legal profession in
Portugal, supporting various initiatives dedicated to the promotion of innovation
and excellence in law. By joining the LLM Católica project, we know we are team-
ing up with the best in the academic field to help raise the standards and breed
a new perspective and experience into the market.

João Vieira de Almeida | Managing Partner | Vieira de Almeida & Associados

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General information
Tuition Applications
Tuition for the LL.M program All LL.M. candidates must have a law degree and professional experience.
during the 2008/2009 Preference will be given to candidates with a strong academic record and
academic year is:
those with rich professional experience.
• Full-time - one year:
e 12 000 You may submit your application at any time.

• Part-time - two years: LL.M. applications must be completed with all required documentation.
e 13 200
Successful applicants will be sent a formal offer of admission signed by the
• Master Dissertation (Optional):
LL.M. Director.
e 1 500
Applicants should submit the following documents

• Application form (available at

• Personal statement of motivation (in English)

Scholarships • Two letters of recommendation (in English or Portuguese)
• Official transcripts from schools attended (in English or Portuguese)

FLAD scholarships • Curriculum vitae (in English or Portuguese) with dates and lengths of
For applicants from the U.S.: employment (maximum of two pages)
five Luso-American Foundation
• TOEFL or IELTS (or equivalent) scores – (if English is not your native lan-
scholarships, consisting of e 5 000
(aprox. $7,500 USD)
and round-trip travel. • Copy of Identity Card or Passport

• 2 photos
MillenniumBCP scholarships
For applicants from Greece, Poland
and Romania: four MillenniumBCP Important dates
scholarships of e 15 000. Beginning of the program: September 11, 2008
End of the program: July 19, 2009
Católica scholarships,
For applicants from Brazil: Graduation: July 20, 2009
2 grants - half or total tuition waiver

LL.M. Católica administration
Phone +351 217 214 179

Ana Ferrão

Luís Belo

Filipa Paiva e Pona

About Lisbon, a great place to live
Lisbon is Portugal’s political and economic capital. Superbly located on the north
bank of the Tagus River, Lisbon’s seven hills are its defining feature.

Apart from LL.M. Católica, our students will benefit from Lisbon’s pleasures and
cultural richness. The city has many traditions and various contrasting architectural
styles, ranging from traditional areas with narrow alleys, which date from before the
1755 earthquake, to the magnificent open space of Praça do Comércio in the city

Lisbon is very close to Estoril, Cascais and Sintra - some of the nicest and most
prized areas in all of Europe. Portugal’s temperate climate means you can enjoy
sunshine almost year round while taking advantage of Lisbon’s beaches and
mountains. Whether you prefer a night at the opera, a visit to the castles, a sooth-
ing game of golf or the rush of great surf, Católica’s central location in Lisbon pro-
vides convenient access to all of Lisbon’s splendors. Not only is Lisbon a great
place to live, but its location provides easy access to other major western European
cities, such as Paris, Rome, and London.

Participating in the LL.M. Católica Master of Laws is a wholly unique experience.

When combined with the life in a city like Lisbon, the program becomes even
more attractive.
Distinguished Professors from famous Universities around the globe with an
interactive way of teaching paired with a multi-cultural class environment is one
of the strongest elements of the LL.M.
The LL.M program gave me the opportunity to deepen my knowledge in the
International Trade and Business Law field, meet interesting people from many
different countries and discover Portuguese cultural life at the same time.
It was a great experience for me and therefore I strongly recommend it.

Anastasios Sandalakis, lawyer, Greece

30 31
AdvaNCED master of laws

Information and application

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School of Law - Catholic University of Portugal

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