Viegas Maria José
Expert in Ground Handling legal issues, LL.M.
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.
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.
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