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Luis Pais Antunes

Luis Pais Antunes

Managing Partner


  • Technology and privacy

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Luis has been PLMJ's managing partner since 2015 and he has over 35 years of experience as a lawyer in the Portuguese market and internationally. He is an expert in European and competition law, and in telecoms and IT law.

He was President of the Court of Arbitration for Sport between 2015 and 2019.

Luis was Secretary of State in the 15th and 16th Constitutional Governments (2002 - 2005) and a member of the Portuguese parliament and vice-president of the its European Affairs Commission (2005-2009).

Luis has been a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra and at Universidade Lusiada, and he has lectured the seminar on electronic communications law at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Catolica Portuguesa in Porto since 2006.

He was also the Director General of Competition and Prices, a member of the Legal Service of the European Commission and a legal secretary at the Court of Justice of the European Communities.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association in 1982


Master's in Advanced European and International Studies, European Institute for Advanced International Studies, University of Nice (1985);
Diploma in European Studies in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra (1991);
Visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra (European Public Administration, Master's in Public Administration (since 2008);
Visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Catolica Portuguesa,
Oporto (seminar Communications Law since 2006).
Areas of Practice

Technology and privacy

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Professional Curriculum

Member of the Legal Services of the EU (1986-1989)

Legal Secretary of the President of the First Instance Court of EU (1989-1994)

General Director of Competition and Prices (1994-1998);

Counsellor of the Portuguese Economics and Social Council;

Member of the Competition Law and Policy Committee of the OECD (1994-1998)

Secretary of State for Labour of the XV Constitutional Government (2002-2004)

Secretary of State to the Ministry of Economy of the XVI Constitutional Government (2004)

Professional Associations

    President of the Permanent Comission of the Fair T
    Member of the Portuguese Association of European L
    Member of the Association of European Studies of C

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