Center for Legal Training of the Ministry of Justice – Timor-Leste (2014)

Lecturer, Timor-Leste Oil & Gas Law

 

American Bar Association’s Section of International Law with the Portuguese Bar Association (2014-2017)

Liaison

 

Lisbon University Law School in cooperation with the Agostinho Neto University Law School (2013)

Lecturer - Exploitation of forestry and agricultural resources – Post-graduation in “Angolan Public Law for Investors and Legal Practitioners”   

 

American Bar Association’s Section of International Law Africa Committee (2011-2013)

Co-Chair

 

Timor-Leste Bar Association

Admitted in 2012

 

American Bar Association’s Section of International Law Africa Committee (2009-2011)

Vice-Chair

 

IFE training corporation (2009)

Lecturer - “Angolan Real Estate Laws and Issues”

 

American Bar Association’s Section of International Law International Energy and Natural Resources Committee (2009-2012)

Vice-Chair

 

American Bar Association’s Section of International Law – Africa Committee and International Energy and Natural Resources Committee (2006-present)

Member

 

Lisbon University Law School (2004)

Curricular Program of Master’s Degree in Public Law

 

Portuguese Bar Association (2003 – 2004)

Lecturer - Expropriations and Expropriation Law

 

Portuguese Bar Association

Admitted in 2002

 

CERBA & Associados - Capitão Espanha, Rodrigues Bastos, Areia & Associados (2000-2004)

Lawyer

 

Lisbon University Law School (2000)

Degree in Law

 

Lisbon University Law School (2000)

Summer course in European Law and Integration Law

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific

Notable Practitioner on Timor-Leste, General Business Law (2015-2016)

 

Chambers & Partners Global

Expert on Timor-Leste based abroad, General Business Law (2012-2017)

 

Chambers & Partners Global

Africa Wide Expert on oil & gas projects (2012-2016)

CONFERENCE: AIPN Angola Event - Challenges and Opportunities in the Angolan Oil Sector

VENUE: Hotel Trópico (Luanda)

DATE: 28 June 2016

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: "Making it Work in Hard Times: Regulatory Changes in the Angola Oil Sector"

 

CONFERENCE: Africa Anti-Corruption Regulatory & Enforcement Update Seminar

VENUE: Four Seasons Hotel (Houston)

DATE: 25 January 2016

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: "Anti-Corruption: Angola"

 

CONFERENCE: Africa Oil & Gas Forum

VENUE: Perth Convention & Exhibition Center

DATE: 10 March 2015

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: "Preparing for and participating in licensing rounds: What it takes to succeed in Africa"

 

CONFERENCE: American Bar Association Section of International Law Fall Meeting

VENUE: London Hilton on Park Lane

DATE: 16 October 2013

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: "The Costs and Consequences of Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act: How to Prevent Congress' Fight Against the "Resource Curse" from Becoming a "Disclosure Curse" for US Companies"

 

CONFERENCE: AIPN International Conference

VENUE: Windsor Atlântica Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

DATE: 22 October 2012

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: "Developing the Equatorial Margin: Cross-Atlantic Opportunities and Pre-Salt Lessons

 

CONFERENCE: AIPN Spring Conference

VENUE: Westin Riverwalk Hotel, Austin

DATE: 14 April 2011

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: "Recent Developments in Africa: West Africa Pre-Salt, East Africa Gas"

 

CONFERENCE: American Bar Association Section of International Law Spring Meeting

VENUE: American Bar Association (Washington)

DATE: 5 April 2011

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: "Angola and Mozambique”

 

CONFERENCE: “The European Oil & Gas Market: Threats and Opportunities for European Players”

VENUE: Casa de América (Madrid)

DATE: 28 – 29 October 2010

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: "West Africa oil and gas opportunities, fiscal terms and legal issues"

 

CONFERENCE: AIPN Spring Conference

VENUE: San Luis Resort (Galveston)

DATE: 22 April 2010

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: "Opportunities and Challenges of Doing Business in Angola"

 

CONFERENCE: Joint operating agreements: international practices and challenges

VENUE: Nova School of Management (Lisbon)

DATE: 8 October 2015

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: "Practical Considerations on Implementation of JOA provisions in Angola"

 

CONFERENCE: Joint operating agreements: international practices and challenges

VENUE: Nova School of Management (Lisbon)

DATE: 8 October 2015

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: "JOA Natural Gas provisions and Development Challenges"

 

CONFERENCE: The 10th Conference on European Union, Portuguese and American Law: Developments in Energy Law

VENUE: Catholic University of America (Washington)

DATE: 9 April 2011

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: "Legal Challenges of Implementing LNG Projects in African Civil Law Jurisdictions"

 

CONFERENCE: In-house training at Petroleum Regulatory Authority

VENUE: Authority Headquarters

DATE: June 2010

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: "Downstream Oil & Gas Structuring and Regulation Options"

 

CONFERENCE: In-house training at Major Oil Company

VENUE: Company HQ (Luanda)

DATE: 4 March 2010

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: "Contracting of Goods and Services by Oil Operators in Angola"

 

CONFERENCE: Investing in Angola

VENUE: Sana Metropolitan Hotel (Lisbon)

DATE: December 2009

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: "Angolan Real Estate Laws and Issues"

 

CONFERENCE: 6th African Petroleum Week

VENUE: Le Meridien Piccadilly (London)

DATE: 28 May 2009

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: "Legal Challenges of Implementing LNG Projects in African Civil Law Jurisdictions"

 

CONFERENCE: American Bar Association Section of International Law Spring Meeting

VENUE: The Fairmont Hotel (Washington)

DATE: 17 April 2009

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: "African petroleum resources: The Chinese challenge and what to do about it”

 

CONFERENCE: In-house Training for Independent Oil Company (confidential)

VENUE: Company Headquarters (Houston)

DATE: 2008

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: "Equatorial Guinea Employment Law and Obligations”

 

CONFERENCE: Africa Upstream Attorney’s Conference (Major Oil Company – confidential)

VENUE: Lapa Palace Hotel (Lisbon)

DATE: 2 October 2008

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: "Understanding and Handling Local Content”

 

CONFERENCE: In-house Training for Independent Oil Company (confidential)

VENUE: Company Headquarters (Houston)

DATE: 7 February 2008

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: "Angola Operational Readiness Requirements”

 

CONFERENCE: Expropriation Law Seminars

VENUE: Portuguese Bar Association (Lisbon)

DATE: 2003-2004

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: "Portuguese Expropriation Laws and Practice”

 

‘A new mining code for Timor-Leste’

Mining Journal

(August 2016)

English

 

‘The Opening Up of a New Sector: Investment Opportunities in Angola's Downstream’ Petroleum Africa

(June 2016)

English

 

‘Angola's Petroleum Regulatory Reform - The Dawn of a New Age?’

AIPN Advisor

(March 2016)

English

 

‘Winds of Change in the Angolan Upstream Regulatory Model’

Petroleum Africa

(January 2016)

English

 

 

‘Work Force Management and Flexibility in an Oil Price Slump: An Africa Tale’

Petroleum Africa

(October 2015)

English

 

‘Time to shift gears?’

Petroleum Africa

(October 2015)

English

 

‘Renewable Energy Sources in the Republic of Cabo Verde’ 

Alternative Energy Africa Magazine

(September 2015)

English

 

‘The Role of Renewable Energy in Extending Power to Rural Africa’

Alternative Energy Africa Magazine

(September 2015)

English

 

‘Indigenous Content - Turning the Oil Curse into a Blessing’

Petroleum Africa

(April 2015)

English

 

‘Timor-Leste's New Draft Mining Code’

American Bar Association Section of International Law Asia-Pacific Committee Newsletter, fall/winter

(January 2015)

English

 

‘Keeping crude flowing - A legal snapshot on the Republic of the Congo’

Petroleum Africa

(December 2014)

English

 

‘The TECTONIC SHIFT in the Angolan Pre-salt’

Petroleum Africa

(October 2014)

English

 

‘The melting pot of West African E&P Contractual Regimes’

Petroleum Africa

(April 2014)

English

 

‘O futuro do mercado de gás: independência energética e re-industrialização" ("The future of the gas market: energy independence and re-industrialization")’

Advocatus Business Guide

(June 2013)

Portuguese

 

‘Angola 2013 Onshore Licensing Round - A Golden Opportunity for Players Big and Small’

Petroleum Africa

(May 2013)

English

 

‘Guinea-Bissau: Can the Asian Century Help Solve an African Problem?’

American Bar Association Section of International Law Africa Committee Newsletter "Africa Law Today"’

(May 2013)

English

 

‘Creating Fuel Through Agriculture Without Compromising Food Security’

Petroleum Africa

(November 2012)

English

 

‘Angolan Energy Policy and Regulation: Heading Towards a Brighter Future?’

Petroleum Africa

(October 2012)

English

 

‘Guinea-Bissau - Legal Overview of a New Frontier Play’

Petroleum Africa

(September 2012)

English

 

‘Angola's Pre-Salt: When technical challenges lead to contractual and regulatory changes’

Petroleum Africa

(February 2012)

English

 

‘Gabon - Phoenix Rising?’

Petroleum Africa

(November 2011)

English

 

‘Environmental Compliance in the Angolan Offshore Industry", Natural Resources & Environment’

American Bar Association

(October 2011)

English

 

‘The Virtue of Adaptability to Change’

Petroleum Africa

(October 2011)

English

 

‘A Brief Overview of the Legal Structure of the Angola LNG Project’

Petroleum Africa

(April 2011)

English

 

‘Contracting of Goods and Services in the São Tomé Petroleum Industry’

Petroleum Africa 

(March 2011)

English

 

‘From Waste to Resource’

SOL Newspaper

(February 2011)

Portuguese

 

Timor – Uma Rampa para o Relançamento da Economia Portuguesa” (Timor - Re-launching Pad for the Portuguese Economy)’

Expresso Newspaper Online

(January 2011)

Portuguese

 

‘Declining, Mature, New’

Petroleum Africa Magazine  

(November 2010)

English

 

‘How much is a dollar worth - Considerations on the foreign exchange effects in Angola of the recent global crisis’

“Africa Law Today”, American Bar Association Section of International Law Africa Committee

(October 2010)

English

 

‘New play, new rules – Developing Angola’s Pre-Salt Potential’

Petroleum Africa Magazine

(October 2010)

English

 

‘O Novo Paradigma do Sector Petrolífero Angolano (The New Paradigm of the Angolan Petroleum Sector)’

SOL Newspaper

(August 2010)

Portuguese

 

‘Timor-Leste: Terra de Sorrisos e Oportunidades” (Timor-Leste: Land of Smiles and Opportunities")’

SOL Newspaper

(October 2009)

Portuguese

 

Land Use and Agriculture Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa’

“Africa Law Today”, American Bar Association Section of International Law Africa Committee (June 2009)

English

 

‘All Quiet on the Western Front? Statutory Changes in the Angolan Oil & Gas Industry’

AIPN Advisor

(June 2009)

English

 

‘Legal Integration in Africa – How to match different pieces of the same puzzle?

“Africa Law Today”, American Bar Association Section of International Law Africa Committee (April 2009)

English

 

‘General Considerations on Land Rights under the New Regulations on Land Concessions and the Land Law’

“Africa Law Today”, American Bar Association Section of International Law Africa Committee, Vol. 1, Issue 1

(October 2008)

English

 

‘Land Access in the “New Era” of Angolan Onshore E&P Activities’

Petroleum Africa Magazine

(October 2008)

English

 

‘Legal Aspects of the Mozambique Upstream Sector’

Petroleum Africa Magazine

(January 2008)

English

 

‘Cidades Portuguesas sem carros…realidade ou utopia?” (Portuguese cities without cars… reality or utopia?”)’

Jornal de Negócios

(November 2006)

Portuguese

 

‘O Fundo Petrolífero timorense (The Timor-Leste Petroleum Fund)’

Expresso Newspaper

(December 2005)

Portuguese

 

‘O caso do Pesqueiro Santa Mafalda” – um caso de “prompt release”? (The case of the fishing vessel Santa Mafalda – a prompt release case?)’

Jornal de Notícias newspaper

(July 2005)

Portuguese

 

‘Novo código... velhas mentalidades” (New code... new mentalities)’

Tempo Magazine

(April 2005)

Portuguese

 

‘A falsa tempestade no sector das águas” (The false storm in the water sector)’

Semanário Económico newspaper

(January 2005)

Portuguese

"International Energy and Natural Resources” Chapters on Angola, Equatorial Guinea, São Tomé and Príncipe, Mozambique”

The International Lawyer (American Bar Association)

(2010)

English

 

"Year in Review, Africa”

The International Lawyer (American Bar Association)

(2010)

English

 

“American Bar Association’s Section of International Law’s Africa Committee”

Year in Review contributions for Angola, Mozambique, São Tomé e Príncipe, and Equatorial Guinea.

(2009)

English

 

“American Bar Association’s Section of International Law’s International Energy and Natural Resources Committee”

Year in Review contributions for Angola, Portugal and Timor-Leste

(2009)

English

 

“Co-author of “Projecto de Revisão da Constituição da República de Moçambique – Parecer (Project for the Revision of the Constitution of the Republic of Mozambique – Legal Opinion)”

Edited by the Mozambique Bar Association

(2005)

Portuguese

 

“Co-author of the Portuguese chapter of the “International Comparative Legal Guide to Environmental Law 2005”

Global Legal Group, London

(2005)

English

 

“O código de processo nos tribunais administrativos e a concretização do princípio da tutela jurisdicional efectiva: inovações do regime e âmbito de aplicação da acção administrativa comum” (The Administrative Tribunals’ Procedure Code and the implementation of the principle of effective judicial protection: inovations of the regime and scope of application of the general administrative action)”

Lisbon University Law School

(2003)

Portuguese

 

“A restrição de direitos fundamentais por acto administrativo - algumas reflexões sobre a (in)validade dos actos administrativos praticados ao abrigo de leis restritivas de direitos fundamentais” (The restriction of fundamental rights through administrative acts – reflections on the (in)validity of administrative acts performed under laws which restrict fundamental rights)”

Lisbon University Law School

(2003)

Portuguese

 

“O conceito constitucional de domínio público - limites constitucionais à classificação legal de bens pertencentes ao domínio público” (The constitutional concept of public domain – constitutional limits to the legal classification of assets belonging to the public domain)”

Lisbon University Law School

(2003)

Portuguese

  

Fluent in Portuguese and English.

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