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Carla Farinhas

Carla Farinhas has focused her professional activity on European Union Law and Competition Law.

Carla Farinhas has focused her professional activity on European Union Law and Competition Law.

Carla Farinhas has served as Legal Secretary (référendaire) at the Court of Justice of the European Union, where she has worked on a broad range of cases, including preliminary rulings, actions for annulment, and infringement proceedings relating to various EU Law matters. Her duties included writing draft judgments for deliberations, draft notes for deliberations, preliminary reports and other internal documents, intervening in discussions between cabinets, as well as preparing hearings.

As a lawyer, Carla Farinhas has provided legal advice in Lisbon and Brussels to companies in various sectors of the economy, as well as to the Portuguese State, as regards, inter alia, rules on anticompetitive agreements, abuses of dominance, state aid, mergers, general product safety, food safety, chemicals (REACH), Union structural and investment funds. Carla Farinhas represented clients in both administrative and court proceedings.

Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 2006.

Member of the Association of Portuguese Competition Lawyers.

Legal Secretary (référendaire) at the Court of Justice of the European Union, Cabinet of the Portuguese Judge President of Chamber José Luís da Cruz Vilaça (2013-2018).

Speaker at Post-Graduate Programs in Competition & Regulation, organized by the IDEFF - School of Law of the University of Lisbon, 2011 and 2012.

Lawyer in Lisbon at the law firms Sérvulo (2011-2012) and VdA - Vieira de Almeida (2005-2007 and 2010-2011).

Lawyer in Brussels at the law firm McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (2008-2009).

Trainee at the Court of Justice of the European Union, Cabinet of the British Judge President of Chamber Konrad Schiemann (2006-2007).

Trainee lawyer in Lisbon at the law firm Mário Marques Mendes (2003-2004).

Advanced Management Program for Executives, Catholic Lisbon School of Business & Economics (2019).

Master of European Law (LL. M.), College of Europe, Bruges (2005).

Degree in Law, School of Law of the University of Lisbon (2003).

Portuguese (mother tongue), English (fluent), French (fluent), Spanish (good).

Publications and other activities:

"Access to confidential information in the financial and banking sectors: judgements of the Court of Justice in Altmann, Baumeister, UBS and Buccioni", Law and Financial Markets Review, Volume 13, 2019 - Issue 4.

"O princípio do primado do direito da União sobre o direito nacional e as suas implicações para os órgãos jurisdicionais nacionais" [Primacy of Union Law over National Law and its implications for national courts], Revista Julgar, Almedina, 2018.

“Lei da Concorrência - Comentário Conimbricense” [Commentary to the Portuguese Competition Act], notes to several articles (in collaboration), Almedina, 2013 (1st ed.) and 2017 (2nd ed.).

“Judgment of the Court of Justice of May 3, 2001 in case C-375/09 - Tele2Polska”, Revista de Concorrência e Regulação, Almedina, 2011.

Research at the Universität Hamburg, 2010.

Research at New York University, 2009.

Patent Misuse: A comparative view of the interaction between Intellectual Property and Competition Law, College of Europe, 2005.

Several articles published in e-Competitions and in various newsletters.

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