Prof Rui Medeiros > Sérvulo & Associados > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Sérvulo & Associados
1200-204 LISBOA

Work Department

Public Law and Arbitration


Partner in the Public Law and Arbitration departments.


At SÉRVULO since 1999, Rui Medeiros is a partner in the Public Law and Arbitration department. He is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal. He was Director of the Católica Research Centre for the Future of Law in 2013 and between 2015 and 2018, as well as Director of the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal, from 2002 to 2005. Rui Medeiros was Minister for Modernisation of the Administration of the XX Constitutional Government, between October and November 2015. He was President of the Monitoring Committee of the Reform to Urban Leasing, in 2013, and of the Working Group that prepared the Public Contracts Code, in 2006. He was also a member of the Committee of the Bar Association that prepared the new draft law on the State’s civil liability, and of the Committee that drafted the Water Law. He is a guest speaker and author of a large number of books and articles on his areas of specialisation.


Portuguese, English, French.


He joined the Bar Association in 1990.
Member of the Council for Public Law Arbitration of the Portuguese Arbitration Association (since 2017).
Member of the Executive Committee of the Portuguese National Delegation of the ICC (since 2016).
Member of the Council of the Commercial Arbitration Center of the Commercial Association of Lisbon (since 2015).
European Group of Public Law (since 1998).


Rui concluded his agrégation exams in 2016, and at which he obtained his PhD in 1999, as well as a master’s degree in 1991, all at the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal,

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Public law

(Hall of Fame)

Rui MedeirosSérvulo & Associados

Enjoying an ‘outstanding reputation in the area of public law‘, Sérvulo & Associados is the ‘go-to law firm’ for the most complex and high-profile administrative law issues and groundbreaking projects in the country. With a strong presence in all regulated sectors, including banking, transport, healthcare, water and waste, energy, telecoms and education, the team is sought after for its unparalleled experience in public procurement, concessions, privatisations and high-stakes litigation. Rui Medeiros focuses on constitutional law and related contentious matters; João Amaral e Almeida advises on public procurement and public law-related disputes; and Mark Kirkby is often retained by the Portuguese government and other public entities in relation to concessions and PPPs. The core team also includes José Manuel Sérvulo Correia, who is a reference in the market, Ana Luísa Guimarães, who also co-heads the infrastructure projects team, and Duarte Rodrigues Silva, whose areas of activity include public procurement and administrative litigation.