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Rui Patrício

Partner

Rui Patrício joined Morais Leitão in 1994, became a partner in 2005 and a board member in 2008, with executive power since 2012. He’s the most senior partner in the firm’s current team of criminal and compliance.

He is one of the firm’s most experienced lawyers in the area of litigation, having developed in recent years the area of criminal and misdemeanours litigation, as well as having extensive activity in the area of compliance, integrity, investigation, civil litigation and sporadically in national arbitration.

In the academic circuit, from 1994 to 2006, he taught subjects in the areas of civil and criminal law at the Lisbon University School of Law and, from 2007 to 2013, as an Invited Professor at the Nova Law School – where he’ll return in 2020.

He participates in multiple seminars and conferences, predominantly on criminal and misdemeanour legal themes in masters and postgraduate studies courses.

He is also an author and co-author of law books and articles, writing in several national newspapers and co-editing the Portuguese Bar’s magazine since 2018.

Rui Patrício was a member of the Judiciary Superior Council between May 2009 and November 2011 and is currently a member of the Corruption Prevention Council and a member of the OPCR’s board (Observatório Português de Compliance e Regulatório).

He co-coordinates Instituto Miguel Galvão Teles, established in 2016.

Education

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

Languages

Portuguese and English.

Memberships

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

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