Full Professor at the Law School of the University of Lisbon, teaching Private International Law, Introduction to the Study of Law, Civil Law and International Business Law in the graduation, master and Ph. D. courses. Additionally, he as acted as legal consultant and arbitrator. He is author of many books and articles on the subject matters of Private International Law, International Civil Procedure, International Business Law, International Arbitration, Transport Law and Civil Law, including a 3 volumes textbook on Private International Law with several editions. He gave conferences and taught post-graduation courses in many foreign countries and in other Portuguese Schools in matters concerning Private International Law, International Business Law, Arbitration Law and the legal cooperation with Portuguese speaking countries. He is President of the Center of Arbitration and Dispute Resolution of the Law School of the University of Lisbon. He was the first President of the Portuguese Arbitration Association and is member of the Harvard Club of Portugal, of the International Academy of Comparative Law/Académie international de droit comparé, and of the GigaNet.