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About Us

Instituto Miguel Galvão Teles (IMGT), established in 2015 at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados (Morais Leitão), seeks to pay homage to and keep alive the memory of Miguel Galvão Teles (1939-2015), as a great lawyer, legal theorist, professor and philosophy enthusiast.

IMGT is guided by freedom and depth of thinking, ethics, active citizenship, integrity, independence, generosity and openness to the worlds and values which reflect the legacy of Miguel Galvão Teles, which materialise through academic, cultural and training initiatives fostered by or related to Morais Leitão, and which contribute to promoting knowledge in the areas of law and philosophy, among others.

The main features of IMGT are:

  • Relationship between Morais Leitão and universities and other academic and/or training centres;
  • Organising conferences, colloquims, seminars or other similar events open to the community in the spirit of sharing the values of IMGT;
  • Development of Morais Leitão’s internal training plan.

Instituto Miguel Galvão Teles Conferences

As an independent entity, responsible for organising conferences, colloquiums and conducting training courses, IMGT holds conferences every six months aimed to support scientific research and to establish relationships with academic centres and other institutions which promote knowledge:

Launch of Instituto Miguel Galvão Teles - 18 February 2016 .pdf

50 years of the Civil Code – Contract law and civil liability law 50 years later – 23 June 2016 .pdf

Equal | Unequal – Gender equality and equality in education - 13 October 2016 .pdf

The Information on Governance of Public Limited Corporate Companies in the 30 years of the Portuguese Commercial Company Code - 22 November 2016 .pdf

Tribute to Miguel Galvão Teles on the 15 years of East Timorese independence - 7 June 2017 .pdf

Economic Perspectives on Portugal and the Euro Zone - 22 June 2017 .pdf

Freedom of the press and freedom of speech: what roles, what effects, what boundaries and limits? - 25 October 2017 and 8 November 2017 .pdf

Artificial Intelligence: disruption and opportunity - 21 and 22 June 2018 .pdf

Innovative Lawyers Awards Publications

Equal | Unequal – Gender equality and equality in education – Conference speeches (in Portuguese only).
See the digital version of the texts here .pdf

Tribute to Miguel Galvão Teles on the 15 years of East Timorese independence - Conference speeches (in Portuguese only).
See the digital version of the texts here .pdf

Miguel Galvão Teles Award

The Miguel Galvão Teles Award is a joint initiative arranged by MLGTS (through IMGT), the Instituto de Ciências Jurídico-Políticas (ICJP) and the Associação Académica da Faculdade de Direito de Lisboa (AAFDL). It aims to distinguish the best scientific article each year in the areas of constitutional law and international law, the branches to which Miguel Galvão Teles was most devoted when he was a professor at the University of Lisbon Law Faculty.

Contact Details

If you would like to receive information about IMGT’s activities, please contact us at imgt@mlgts.pt.

"We are all replaceable. Miguel was not. But the light with which he has shone over us all, will remain."

João Soares da Silva

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