Mr Mark Kirkby > Sérvulo & Associados > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Sérvulo & Associados
RUA GARRETT N° 64
1200-204 LISBOA
Portugal

Work Department

Public Law and Projects

Position

Partner in the Public Law department and co-heads the firm’s Projects department.

Career

At SÉRVULO since 2004, Mark Kirkby is a partner in the Public Law department and co-heads the firm’s Projects department. Researcher at the Centre for Research in Public Law (CIDP) of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, Mark is also frequently a guest lecturer on a variety of matters related to public procurement and public contracts on graduate courses carried out at Faculties of Law around the country. He was a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, on the undergraduate degree in Law, from 1996 to 2010. He served as an aide and chief of staff of the office of several ministerial cabinets from 1998 to 2004.

Languages

Portuguese, English, French, Spanish.

Memberships

He joined the Bar Association in 1998.

Education

Master in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and a Degree in Law from the same Institution. He has a diploma from the AESE Business School, where he attended the Advanced Management in Energy (AMEG) course, a program aimed at top-level managers and executives working in the energy sector, developed in partnership with the Portuguese Energy Association.

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Projects and project finance

(Leading individuals)

Mark KirkbySérvulo & Associados

Public law powerhouse Sérvulo & Associados advises clients in the private and public sphere operating in a range of sectors, including water and waste, energy, transport, healthcare and defence. Public procurement procedures are naturally an area of strength, but the team is also proficient in development mandates and international projects through the recent establishment of its African desk and Sérvulo Latitude⦵, the multilateral network of partnerships that the firm coordinates in Portuguese-speaking countries. Mark Kirkby, whose areas of expertise include public procurement, administrative litigation and PPPs, leads the team with Ana Luísa Guimarães, who focuses on concessions, projects and regulated sectors, notably water, waste management, energy and transport. Francisca Mendes da Costa, whose advice ‘certainly facilitates investment in this area and enhances the firm’s success‘, is another key contact.

Portugal > Energy and natural resources

Drawing on its strong know-how in the field of public and regulatory law, Sérvulo & Associados is well versed in an array of matters pertaining to the energy sector. The team stands out for its wide-ranging expertise in the area of electric mobility, self-consumption of renewable energy and ESG-related matters, and is increasingly involved in transactional mandates. Mark Kirkby is regularly retained by private and public entities in the structuring and development of renewable energy projects. This is also an area of expertise for Ana Luísa Guimarães, who is well regarded for her ‘extraordinary knowledge and fantastic negotiating abilities‘. Sofia Carreiro is the name to note for corporate transactions involving energy assets.

Portugal > Public law

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.