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Biography

I am a Ph.D. Researcher at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy), where I write about EU law. My research focuses on the relationship between geopolitics and EU law. I am particularly interested in the study of the influence of geopolitical objectives on EU competition policy. I explore this topic through a multimethod approach, applying legal-doctrinal, social-legal and normative analysis. My goal is to contribute to a better understanding of the way geopolitical objectives are integrated into law-enforcement activities of the European Commission and how this process changes the law. My research is conducted under the supervision of Prof. Nicolas Petit and is financed by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.

Before joining the Ph.D. program of the European University Institute, I taught EU law, EU procedural law, and international law at the University of Lisbon. I coached the University of Lisbon’s European Law Moot Court team at the Athens regional final (2019) and was the Master of the Moot for the Lisbon regional final (2020). I also judged the European rounds of the Philip. C. Jessup International Law Moot Court.

I practised EU law, competition law and administrative law with a multinational law firm, where my work focussed on the energy, electronic communications, and retail sectors. I was also a legal intern to Advocate General Michal Bobek at the Court of Justice of the European Union.

I hold a LL.M. in Comparative, European and International Laws from the European University Institute, a LL.M. in European Law from the College of Europe, Bruges and a Licenciatura in Law from the University of Lisbon. I also completed Summer School programmes at the European University Institute, and at the London School of Economics and Political Science, on EU law, and on international relations.

I am admitted to the practice of law in Portugal. I am also a researcher at the Lisbon Public Law research centre, and a member of the Portuguese chapter of the International Society of Public Law (ICON•S).

I speak Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and basic Italian.