Type: Abreu News

Abreu Advogados and Universidade Católica create Chair in International Business Law

Abreu Advogados and Instuto de Conhecimento da Abreu Advogados and Universidade Católica, through the Lisbon School of Law and the Católica Global School of Law, signed a cooperation protocol to create the “Abreu Professorship in International Business Law”, a transversal cooperation platform between the various institutions, focused on knowledge and innovation.

The “Abreu Professorship in International Business Law” provides support in hiring an international scholar for Universidade Católica, who may also participate in courses, conferences or events promoted under this protocol. This agreement also includes the sponsorship by Abreu of the LLM program “Law in a Digital Economy”, and provides one of the best students of this LLM with a professional internship at Abreu Advogados.

In the research area, Abreu and Católica will collaborate in the dissemination of legal knowledge relevant to the practice and in the organization of initiatives directed to students or open to the public, such as conferences or webinars. Abreu is a partner of Cafés IA, a discussion space on topics related to artificial intelligence.

The signing ceremony took place at Abreu Advogados’ head office in Lisbon, with the presence of Inês Sequeira Mendes, Managing Partner of Abreu Advogados; Luís Barreto Xavier, the Innovation consultant of Abreu Advogados who chairs the Knowledge Institute of the law firm. Representing Universidade Católica, Ana Taveira da Fonseca and Patrícia Fragoso Martins, Dean and Vice-Dean of the Lisbon School of Law, and Miguel Poiares Maduro and Tito Rendas, Director and Executive Director of Católica Global School of Law, were present.

“Abreu has been associated with Católica’s LL.M. programmes since the beginning.Through this protocol, we extend our support to one of the most innovative European schools and contribute to deepen the collaboration between institutions, aiming to increasingly promote the training and qualification of current and future generations of lawyers, practicing their profession in an increasingly digital environment”, explains Inês Sequeira Abreu Advogados.

“Abreu Advogados has long been a strategic ally of the innovative projects of the Lisbon School of the UCP Law School, having supported the foundation of the Católica Global School of Law and the launch of the first LL.M. programme taught in Portugal. The renewal of this partnership will be determinant for the strategic projects of the School to be developed in the near future”, says Ana Taveira da Fonseca. According to Miguel Poiares Maduro, “the Abreu Professorship in International Business Law allows the Católica Global School of Law to appoint a specialist of reference in this area, reinforcing our strategy of attracting the best academic talent”.