Founding Partner

João Vaz Serra de Moura

(1937-2016)

 

João Vaz Serra de Moura was the founding partner of our law firm in 1988. He was a lawyer, member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1961, being an associate of the General Council between 1984 and 1986. He served the country as a Minister of Quality of Life and Secretary of State in the VII and VIII constitutional government of the Portuguese Republic (1981-1983). Between 1975 and 1981 he was also director at the Automobile Club of Portugal (ACP).

Partners

José Vaz Serra de Moura

José is a lawyer, member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1971, being an Associate of the Lisbon’s District Council between 1990 and 1993.

 

Main Practice Areas
Corporate and Commercial Law, Real Estate Law, Insurance Law, Ventures and Mergers, Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Arbitration.

 

Curriculum
· Partner at VSA – Vaz Serra & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL (since 2002);
· Partner at Moura, Chaves & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, RL (1988-2001);
· Associate at Assis de Almeida & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados (1981-1988);

· Member of National Electoral Commission in 1975 and 1979;
· Member of the Board of the Insurance Fund of Lawyers and Solicitors for two terms (6 years).

 

Languages
Português, Espanhol, Inglês e Francês.

Contacts

HUGO VAZ SERRA DE MOURA

Hugo is a lawyer, member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 2003. Currently Hugo is also an arbitrator at the Portuguese Court of Arbitration for Sport. He acted as an in-house lawyer at Sporting Clube de Portugal – Futebol, SAD between 2004 and 2015. His personal website is www.hugovazserra.com

 

Main Practice Areas
Sports Law, Corporate Law, Labour Law, Contracts, dispute resolution & litigation, arbitration in sport, IP.

 

Curriculum
· Partner at VSA – Vaz Serra & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL (since 2017);

· Arbitrator at the Portuguese Court of Arbitration for Sport (2015-2019);

. In-house lawyer at Sporting Clube de Portugal – Futebol, SAD (2004-2015);

· Leadership and Management Programme at AESE/IESE Business School (2012-2013);

· Doctoral student in Sport Law at University of Lérida, Spain (2005-2007);

· Associate lawyer at VSA – Vaz Serra & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL (2003-2006);

· Master in Sport Law – University of Lérida, Spain (2003-2005);

· Law School of Lusíada University of Lisbon: lic. iur. (2001).

 

Memberships and Public Offices
– Portuguese Bar Association-OA;
– Portuguese Association of Sports Law-APDD;
– Association Internationale des Avocats du Football-AIAF.

 

Languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.

 

Orador nas seguintes conferências
2017 – Barcelona Bar Association, Spain: “The Marcos Rojo case: what you need to know about the prohibition of Third Party Ownership”
2017 – Law School of Lisbon University: “UEFA Financial Fair Play: parity in football?”
2015 – University von Amsterdam (UvA): Sports Law Seminar: “The Third Party Ownership”.
2014 – FIFA TMS Seminar: “Perspective of a club in turn of FIFA TMS”.

 

W: www.hugovazserra.com

Contacts

Advogados associados

MIGUEL DE MOURA ELIAS

Miguel is a lawyer, member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1993. He graduated in Law at the Catholic University of Lisbon, in 1991, and has two post-graduations, one in Corporate Law and Litigation, and the other in Sports Law. .

 

Main Practice Areas

Civil Law, Insurance Law, Corporate Law, Sports Law, Litigation.

 

Curriculum

– Associate at VSA – Vaz Serra & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL (since 1993);
– Post-Graduation in Sports law, in the Law School of Lusófona University (2010);
– Post-Graduation in Litigation Practice and Company Assistance in the Law School of the Portuguese Catholic University (2000);  
– Arbitrator in the scope of the Convention of Automobile Accidents (1994-1998);
– Public Defender of the N.E.T. appointed by the Lisbon Council of the Portuguese Bar near the Police Courts (1992 e 1993);
– Law degree in the Law School of the Portuguese Catholic University (1991).

 

Languages

Portuguese, English and Spanish.

 

Contacts

RITA BALDEIRAS

Rita is a lawyer, member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 2000. She is graduated in Law from the Law School of the University of Coimbra, one of the European Universities established in the Middle Age.

 

Main Practice Areas

Corporate and Commercial Law, Registers and Notary Law.

 

Curriculum

– Associate at VSA – Vaz Serra & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL (since 2002);
– Post-Graduation in Consumer Law, Law School of Coimbra University, 2000;
– Post-Graduation in European and Economic Criminal Law, Law School of Coimbra University, 1999;
– Erasmus Programme in Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy, 1996-1997;
– Law degree at the Law School of the University of Coimbra, 1997;

 

Languages

Português, Inglês e Italiano.

 

Contacts

LUÍSA SAMPAIO MAIA

Luisa is a lawyer, member of Portuguese Bar Association since 2009. She is graduated in Law from the Law School of Catholic University of Porto.

 

Main Practice Areas

Corporate and Commercial Law, Real Estate Law, Litigation.

 

Curriculum

– Associate at VSA – Vaz Serra & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL (since 2009);
– Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2009;
– Course of contracts, Lisbon, Council of the Portuguese Bar Association, 2009;
– Curso of Labour Litigation, Council of the Portuguese Bar Association, 2008;
– Diploma of level A2 and frequency of level B1 at Università degli Studi Di Firenze, 2006;
– Erasmus Programme – Università degli Studi di Firenze, 2005/2006;
– Law degree at the Law School of Portuguese Catholic University, Porto, 2006.

 

Languages

Portuguese and English.

 

Contacts

SUSANA MARTINS MOURÃO

Susana is a lawyer, member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 2017. She is graduated in Law from the Law School of Catholic University of Lisbon.

 

Main Practice Areas

Corporate and Commercial Law, Civil Law, Immigration, Litigation.

 

Curriculum

– Conclusion of the curricular part of the Forensic Master Degree at the Law School of Catholic University of Lisbon, 2015.
– Law degree at the Law School of Catholic University of Lisbon, 2013.

 

Languages

Portuguese and English.

 

Contacts

Consultores

DIOGO VADRE E ALVIM

Diogo is a lawyer, member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1983. In the meantime, he acted as an in-house lawyer of many companies in the business area of banking, oil and insurance. He acts as a VSA of Counsel since 2007.

 

Main Practice Areas

Corporate Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Real Estate and Labour Law.

 

Curriculum

– In-house lawyer at Insurance Company Universal/Império;
– In-house lawyer at Oil Company BP;
– In-house lawyer at Banco de Fomento Nacional;
– Human resources department at Banco Português de Investimentos (BPI);
– Post-graduated at Social Security Law (1st Course at the Lisbon International Law School);
– Law Degree at the Lisbon Law School.

 

Languages

Portuguese, French and English

Contactos

JOÃO JOSÉ BRITO

João is a lawyer, member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1985. He is in our law firm since 1988, firstly as an associate Member and currently as Of Counsel. He has wide experience as counselor and in dispute resolution & litigation in many law areas.

 

Main Practice Areas

Corporate and Commercial Law, dispute resolution and litigation in Commercial, Labour and Criminal Law.

 

Curriculum

– Associate Member at Vaz Serra & Associados between 1988 and 2017;
– Law Degree at the Lisbon Law School, 1984.

 

Languages

Portuguese, Spanish, English and French.

Contactos

Consultores Externos

MARIA JOSÉ NUNES DOS SANTOS

Maria José is a lawyer, member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1997. She is graduated in Law at the Law School of Lisbon University, in 1995. She acts preferentially at Civil Law, Criminal litigation and Registers and Notary.

FILIPE ANTÓNIO DE ALMEIDA CALHAU

Filipe António is a lawyer, member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 2006. He acts preferentially in Litigation (Civil, Administrative, Criminal and Labour).

ANTÓNIO ANDRADE SILVA

António is a lawyer, member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1991. He acts preferentially in the areas of Real Estate and Urbanism, Public Contracts, Litigation in Civil, Commercial and Labour Law. He is post-graduated in conflict mediation and Country Planning and Environment Law. He participated as a speaker in conferences on Country Planning and Environment Law. He was a counsel at the Portuguese Parliament.