Rui Teixeira Santos

Of Counsel | Lisbon

Practice Areas
Corporate and M&A
Gaming & Gambling
Tourism & Leisure
  • English
  • French

Rui Teixeira Santos has been a consultant at Abreu since 2019. His main focuses are political and governance sciences, public economic law, European law and commercial law and tourism law.

With a long business and academic background, Rui Teixeira Santos is also an economic and political columnist in the Portuguese press for 40 years.

Rui Teixeira Santos is associate professor at the Instituto Superior de Gestão (ISG – Business and Economic School) and Integrated researcher at the Center for Research and Social Studies (CPES – Centro de Pesquisas e Estudos Sociais).

He is the scientific coordinator of CAGEP – Advanced Course in Public Administration and FORGEP- Advanced Training in Public Management and coordinator of Executive Education in Public Administration at ISG – Business & Economics School.

Rui Teixeira Santos was coordinator of the Planning, Studies, Auditing and Legal Service (SEPAJ) at SCML- Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, until March 2018. Before, was Dean of the Lisbon School of Administration and associate professor at the Faculty of Law at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologia (ULHT). Between 1999 and 2007 he was editorial director of the portuguese national newspaper Semanário (1983-2009).

He has been a shareholder and chairman or member of the board of directors of dozens of companies, most notably Semanário SA, Imprinter SA, ERSUC SA, Braz & Braz SA and Sovipe SA.

Rui Teixeira Santos holds a degree in Law from the Law School of the UCP – Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, and a Master in International Relations and PhD in Political Science from ULHT, Lisbon.

Rui Teixeira Santos has published several articles and books – among them “Contributions to a historical, sociopolitical and economic characterization of Corruption” (2006), “Political Economy of Corruption” (2008) “Portuguese law of Corruption” (2009), “Lessons of Commercial Law” (2013) and “European Union Law” ( 2014 ) – and participated in dozens of seminars in Portugal and abroad.

His main research interests are European Union Law, Public Economic Law, Political Science, Political Economic, Public Finance and Management, Public Policies and Modern and Contemporary History.

Work Experience

He has been a consultant since 1991 at RTS Financeira Lda and Luder Consulting Lda. He advised the definition and implementation of public policies in Portugal and Angola, as well as the legal and strategic restructuring of many companies in the construction and public works, distribution, tourism, publishing sector and graphic industry.

Advising management of Social Sector organizations.

Academic Background

Portuguese Catholic University

Law degree from Portuguese Catholic University (1984)

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias

Master in International affairs from ULHT (2006)

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias

Political Science PhD from ULHT (2009)