Alexandre Miguel Mestre

Of Counsel | Lisbon

Practice Areas
Competition, Regulatory and EU
Sports Law
Industries
Agrofood
Wellness
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
Contacts

Alexandre Miguel Mestre is an Of Counsel and has been at Abreu Advogados since 2014 working primarily in the areas of European Union Law, Competition Law and Sports Law, in Portugal and internationally.
He focuses particularly on issuing opinions in the areas of litigation and pre-litigation in European law with particular emphasis on matters related to competition and sports law and intervenes before regulatory authorities (e.g. European Commission; Competition Authority; ASAE – Authority for Food and Economic Security; IPDJ – Portuguese Institute of Youth and Sports) and in competent courts (e.g. European Union Court of Justice; European Court of Human Rights; Competition Court; Court of Arbitration for Sport).
He also has extensive experience in advising companies, sports federations and professional associations in sectors as diverse as healthcare, energy and transportation.

Alexandre Miguel Mestre is an independent member of UEFA Governance and Compliance Committee.

“Best Lawyer of the Year 2020 in Sports Law”

Prestige Award, 2020

Experience

Advising a prominent company in the areas of freight railway transportation on matters related to Competition Law.

Advising a leading university on matters related to European Union Law.

Advising sports services providers on matters related to European Union Law and Sports Law.

Advising sports federations, in Portugal and internationally, on matters related to European Union Law and Sports Law.

Advising a prominent professional association in the healthcare sector on matters related to Competition Law and Sports Law.

Advising different sports agents (e.g. clubs, sports limited company, athletes, coaches, entrepreneurs, referees) in matters related to Sports Law, European Union Law and Competition Law.

Advising a prominent entity in the paramedical sector on matters related to Competition Law.

Advising a prominent company in the energy sector on matters related to European Union Law and Competition Law.

Advising a management company in the environmental sector on matters related to European Union Law and Competition Law

Education

Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa

Law degree from the Lisbon University Faculty of Law, Lisbon (1998)

Université Paris I

Postgraduate degree in European Union Legal and Economic studies at Université Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne (1999)

Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa

Postgraduate degree in Logistics and Legislation Studies from the University of Lisbon Faculty of Law, Lisbon (2004)

Academia Olímpica Internacional & Loughborough University

Postgraduate studies (Intensive) in Olympic Studies, International Olympics Academy & Loughborough University, Olympia (Greece - 2005)

Universidade Católica de Lisboa

Master Degree on European Legal Studies, Portuguese Catholic University Law School  /European Studies Institute (2004 a 2008)

ISDE-IUSPORT

Máster Internacional en Derecho y Gestión Deportiva ISDE-IUSPORT (E-Learning - 2010)

Edge Hill University

Doctorate degree in European Sports Law, Edge Hill University, Liverpool (2015)