Prof José Lobo Moutinho > Sérvulo & Associados > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Sérvulo & Associados
1200-204 LISBOA
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Work Department

Corporate Crime and Regulatory Compliance and Litigation and Arbitration


Partner in the Corporate Crime and Regulatory Compliance, Litigation and Arbitration departments.


At SÉRVULO since 2008, José Lobo Moutinho is a Partner in the Litigation and Arbitration department, with a practice developed primarily in Corporate Crime and Regulatory Compliance. He has been a university lecturer since 1987, and a Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal since 2004. He is a member of the Academic Committee of the journal C&R – Revista de Concorrência e Regulação, published by the Portuguese Competition Authority and the Institute of Economic, Financial and Tax Law (IDEFF – Instituto de Direito Económico, Financeiro e Fiscal), of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon. He is a Member of the selection committee of the IV Entry Exam for Appeal Courts. He was Coordinator of the Lisbon Section of the Católica Research Centre for the Future of Law and of the doctoral programmes of the School of Law of the same Faculty, from 2013 to 2014, and a Member of the Governing Board of the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal, from 2002 to 2005. He was Of Counsel at the law firm «Ferreira Pinto & Associados», from 2004 to 2007. He was a Member and Secretary of several legislative committees, special mention going to the Revision of the Criminal Procedure Code (revision introduced by Law No. 59/98, of August 25). He was a Researcher at the Centre for Applied Studies (CEA – Centro de Estudos Aplicados) of the Catholic University of Portugal, from 1989 from 1994.


Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, Italian, German.


Scientific Co-Coordinator of Master in Law & Business, Catholic University (since 2007); Scientific Board of C&R – Revista de Concorrência e Regulação (since 2010); Board of Law Faculty, Catholic University (2002-05); Governmental Law Revision Commissions in the fields of criminal procedure and administrative sanctions. He joined the Bar Association in 2004.


Graduate in Law 1986. He holds a PhD in Legal Sciences from the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal (2004), and a Master’s in Law (1992).



Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Fraud and white-collar crime

(Leading individuals)

José Lobo MoutinhoSérvulo & Associados

Sérvulo & Associados‘ corporate crime and regulatory compliance group represents high-profile clients in some of Portugal’s largest cases. The team often represents individuals, companies and institutions in financial and corruption-related cases, handling a range of criminal and administrative litigation. José Lobo Moutinho has a well-established practice focusing on media, life sciences and competition-related corporate crime and regulatory matters. Teresa Serra co-leads the department and has a strong compliance, white-collar crime, and commercial and civil litigation practice. Ana de Brito Camacho and Claudia Amorim are also noted.

Portugal > Data privacy and data protection

Sérvulo & Associados is equipped to advise a range of clients on data protection and privacy issues, ranging from GDPR compliance to privacy policies, impact assessments, data share agreements and notifications of breaches. The firm is a popular choice for banking, payment services and insurance clients operating in Portugal, and is also skilled at handling matters involving the retail, automobile and pharmaceutical sectors. The team is under the leadership of João Carmona Dias, José Lobo Moutinho and Ana Rita Paínho, the lattermost of whom is recommended for her ‘deep knowledge not only of data protection but also its application to clients’ business‘.