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Rui Patrício

Rui Patrício joined the firm in 1994 and became a partner in 2005. He heads one of the litigation and arbitration teams.

Member of the Board of Directors of the firm since October 2008.

Rui Patrício is one of the firm’s most experienced lawyers in the area of litigation, having developed in recent years the area of criminal and misdemeanors litigation, as well as having extensive activity in the area of civil litigation and arbitration. His work in the criminal and misdemeanors area for the firm has been accompanied by an academic and lecturing career. Since 1994 and until 2006 he taught subjects in the areas of civil and criminal law at the Law Faculty of the University of Lisbon. Between 2007 and 2013 he was an Invited Professor at the Law Faculty of Nova University.

Member of the Judiciary Superior Council between May 2009 and November 2011. Rui Patrício is currently, among others, member of the Corruption Prevention Council.

Rui participates in seminars and conferences and lectures predominantly on criminal and misdemeanor legal themes in postgraduate courses.

He collaborates with the media on matters related with justice. Author and co-author of law books and articles.


Practice Areas

Litigation and Arbitration (Arbitration and other Alternative Means of Dispute Resolution, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Constitutional Law, Criminal Litigation, Misdemeanour Litigation and Compliance), Banking and Finance (Banking Regulation and Supervision).


Law Degree (Law Faculty of the University of Lisbon, 1994). Master's Degree in Criminal Sciences (Law Faculty of the University of Lisbon, 1999).


Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 1996). Portuguese Arbitration Association. Criminal Forum.