Law degree from Faculdade de Direito of Universidade Católica Portuguesa de Lisboa 1989.

Post-Graduate Course on European Studies from Universidade de Coimbra.

Attendance of Masters Degree in Community Law from Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa.

Practicing Law since 1991 in his own office.

President of the European Economy and Law Association 1990/92 (Professors and Students Association of the Post-Graduate course in European Studies from Universidade of Coimbra).

Wrote "German Re-unification – Monetary Unification Process", presented in the External Economic Relations class of the Post-Graduate course on European Studies from Universidade de Coimbra.

Course on Securities Market Laws, in 1998.

Voted for the board of directors of the Young Lawyers Portuguese Association, in January 1999.

Course on Future Stocks, in 1999.

Forum on Financial and Bank Law, in 2002.

Conference on Investment Funds – New Directives, Challenges and Opportunities, in November 2002.

Annual Conference CMVM "The impact of international norms of accounting and the new directives of the investment services on the Portuguese market and capitals", in March 2003.

Effective associate of the Portuguese Fiscal Association, since June 2005.

Collaborates in drafting legislation in the areas of information society, investment funds and securities market.

Fluent both written and spoken in Portuguese, Spanish and English.