Manuel João F. Abelha
Main Practice Areas:
Banking and finance, Public Law, European and International Law, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Labour Law, Tax Law.
Post-graduation on Public finance at Catholic University of Portugal 2017.
Master’s in Public, European and International Law by Catholic University of Portugal, Faculty of Law with the Dissertation on International Law regarding “Genocide & Ethnic Cleansing: Same Conception, Different Realities” in 2014.
Postgraduate in Tax Law by Catholic University of Portugal, Faculty of Law – Porto in 2015
Postgraduate in Human Rights Law by the University of Coimbra, Faculty of Law in 2011
Bachelor’s in Law by Catholic University of Portugal, Faculty of Law in 2010.
Attaché at the Permanent Mission of Portugal to the United Nations in Vienna (2015-2016): Representing Portugal in conferences and sessions of the following UN organizations: UNODC; IAEA; UNCITRAL; UNOOSA; WA. Reported on the activities of those UN Organizations to reports to the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Attending briefings and bilateral meetings. Writing policy documents and reports. Monitoring the Austrian press both on domestic and international level. Assisted in the liaison with key representatives, developing and maintaining working relationships with internal and external stakeholders at Embassies, Permanent Missions and at the United Nations.
Trainee – Lawyer at “Guilherme Figueiredo, J.M Goiana & Associates” (2012-2014)
Traineeships & Academic Programmes:
Trainee at the Permanent Mission of Portugal to the United Nations in Vienna (2015) Erasmus + Programme.
The competencies were the same as mentioned above.
Intern at the European Parliament in Brussels (2011-2012).
At the European Parliament, worked directly with the MEP Dr. Paulo Rangel and entrusted with the following duties: Monitoring the Committees on Constitutional Affairs, Legal Affairs and Culture. Carrying out legal analysis of several articles and diplomas. Assisting in the preparation of reports and other documents as well as in the preparation of press articles. Following European affairs by the national and international press. Assisted in the liaison with key representatives, developing and maintaining working relationships with internal and external stakeholders at the European Parliament.
BAR Associations and Professional Memberships:
Registered at the Portuguese Bar Association since 2015
English (B2/C1-Certificate by British Council)
Spanish (C1/C2- Certificate by Instituto Cervantes)
Italian (A2/B1-Universitá Degli Studi di Trento)