Experience

Administrative
Environmental
Energy
Investment arbitration
PPP /PFI
Public procurement
Regulatory, Public and civil litigation

Languages

English
French
Spanish

“Knowing the sector inside-out. He's always ahead of the game” Chambers & Partners

Experience

Administrative
Environmental
Energy
Investment arbitration
PPP /PFI
Public procurement
Regulatory, Public and civil litigation

Languages

English
French
Spanish
Partner and Head of the Projects and Environment Departments, as well as the Transport and Shipping Department, José Luís Moreira da Silva has been involved in numerous arbitrations and litigation procedures, as well as advising the government, multinationals and Portuguese companies on a wide range of matters. He is also head of SRS Advogados' Mozambique Desk.

With over 30 years of experience, José Luis advises the major Portuguese port authorities and the Portuguese road operator on a wide range of high level issues and projects, as well as the Portuguese PPP health programme on the construction and development of various hospitals.

He is currently coordinator for the programme to conform port legislation for all APLOP member countries (Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Macau, Morocco, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe, and East Timor). He is President of the Portuguese section of UIA (Union Internationale des Avocats).
  • Since 2003 – Partner of Simmons & Simmons Rebelo de Sousa, now SRS Advogados; currently Head of the Public and Environmental Law
  • Since 2017 – President of the Portuguese branch of Union International d'Avocats (UIA)
  • Was a member of the High Council of Administrative and Tax Courts and previously member of the High Council of the Judiciary, elected by Parliament
  • From 2005 to 2010 Member of Supreme Judicial Counsel
  • Since 2004 – Considered a specialist in Administrative Law by the Portuguese Bar Association
  • From 2000 to 2004 - Member of Supreme Administrative and Fiscal Court Counsel
  • Was Assistant at the Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon
  • 1980s and 1990s – Member of Parliament and government adviser in the area of road and harbour infrastructures
  • Master of Laws in Public Law, Catholic University of Portugal (Lisbon)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in EU Law, Catholic University of Portugal (Lisbon)
  • Degree in Law, University of Lisbon School of Law
  • Portuguese Bar Association
  • Union Internationale des Avocats
  • Portuguese Arbitration Association

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