Viegas Maria José

Lisbon (Portugal)

Expert in Ground Handling legal issues, LL.M.

Education: 

From October 1988 to June 1993 – Law Graduation, Faculdade de Direito de Lisboa.

From October 2003 to October 2004 – Executive Programme on Commercial Law, Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

From September 2011 to August 2013 – LL.M (Advanced) in Air and Space Law, Law Faculty, Leiden University, The Netherlands – Thesis on “The EU Ground Handling Legal Regime and its Relationship with EU Competition Law”.

From October 2017 to February 2018 – Executive Programme on New Data Protection Regulation, Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

teaching activity: 

From February 2009 to 2012 – Lecturer on “Legal Issues Concerning Ground Handling” at ISEC/ANA Executive Programme in Airport Management.

In September 2013 – Airports Council International Instructor on “Ground Handling & Slots”, ACI Europe, Istanbul.

From September 2018 to present – Lecturer on Air Law I and Air Law II at ISEC’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Management.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: 

From January 1994 to December 1995 – Lawyer at Law Society, Ilime Portela & Associados-Sociedade de Advogados, Lisbon, Portugal.

From January 1996 to December 1997 – Legal Counselor for the Tourism Training Institute in Macau, China.

From January 1998 to May 2009 – Lawyer, Legal Affairs, ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, SA, Lisbon, Portugal.

From May 2009 to present – Senior Manager of the Legal Affairs, ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, SA, Lisbon, Portugal.

From January 2012 to present – Member of Airports Council International (ACI) Ground Handling Task Force, representing Portuguese Airports.

From May 2012 to April 2019 – Partner of Duarte Pereira Coutinho & Associados, Law Firm, Lisbon, Portugal.

From January 2014 to present – Member of the “International Board of Review (IBOR) for the International Air Law Moot Court Competition” (Leiden University & The Sarin Memorial Legal Aid Foundation).

From June 2014 to present – Ground Handling International Magazine collaborator 

GC POWERLIST – Iberia 2016. Appointed by The Legal 500 as one of the most influential and innovative in-house lawyers working in Iberia 

Publications: 
Viegas Maria José. Airports Law – The Portuguese Ground Handling Legal Regime, (Written in Portuguese) published by Dislivro, 2002.
Viegas Maria José. Article “All for one…?”, in Ground Handling International Magazine, 2016.
Viegas Maria José. Article “An ill-defined activity?”, in Ground Handling International Magazine, 2014.
Viegas Maria José. Article “Clarifying the Question of Aid”, in Ground Handling International Magazine, 2014.
Viegas Maria José. Article “Data entry”, in Ground Handling International Magazine, 2017.
Viegas Maria José. Article “Dominant decisions”, in Ground Handling International Magazine, 2018.
Viegas Maria José. Article “Expense Account?”, in Ground Handling International Magazine, 2007.
Viegas Maria José. Article “Foul Play”, in Ground Handling International Magazine, 2014.
Viegas Maria José. Article “Ground Handling Services at Portuguese Airports”, (Written in Portuguese), in Boletim da Ordem dos Advogados, (Lawyer’s Bar Association Magazine) 2003.
Viegas Maria José. Article “Much Ado About Nothing”, in Ground Handling International Magazine, 2004.
Viegas Maria José. Article “Passengers with Reduced Mobility in the European Union – Legal Issues – Regulation (EC) no. 1107/2006 of 5 July 2006", published by Air & Space Law, 2013.
Viegas Maria José. Article “The Downwards Spiral”, in Ground Handling International Magazine, 2007.
Viegas Maria José. Article “The Public Domain of Airports, (Written in Portuguese), in Boletim da Ordem dos Advogados (Lawyer’s Bar Association Magazine), 2003.
Viegas Maria José. Article “Wanted: regulation”, in Ground Handling International Magazine, 2015.
Viegas Maria José. The Law of Unmanned Aircraft Systems – An Introduction to the Current and Future Regulation under National, Regional and International Law, Edited by Benjamyn I. Scott, Co-Author, published by Wolters Kluwer, 2016.
Viegas Maria José. “Analysis of the Rights of Persons with Reduced Mobility when Travelling by Air – Regulation no. 1107/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2006”, (Written in Portuguese), in Revista O Direito (Law Magazine), published by Almedina, 2010.
Viegas Maria José. “Portuguese Airports Regulated Charges”, (Written in Portuguese) cowriter, in Portuguese Economic Regulated Charges, published by Almedina, 2008.
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