• 15 to 18 June 2017

    EYBA Summer Conference and AGM

    Porto - Portugal

  • EYBA Summer Conference and AGM

    Dear Colleagues,

    I am looking forward to welcoming you to Portugal for yet another EYBA Summer Conference & AGM on behalf of the Organising Committee and the European Young Bar Association (EYBA).

    Although the EYBA has been no stranger to Portugal over the years (with conferences hosted in Lisbon), this will be our first conference ever in Porto - Portugal's second largest city.

    Renowned for its fortified wine of the same name, and (one for the Harry Potter fans) inspiring J.K. Rowling in the creation of Harry Potter, Porto - an ancient and modern city - has something for everyone.

    I am grateful to the Organising Committee (OC) for their commitment and hard-work in putting this conference together and even more so for their enthusiasm over the past few months. The OC is comprised of young independent lawyers, lawyers in private practice, and law students.

    Our aim is, as usual, not only to provide you with technical seminars that will enable you to expand your legal knowledge but also to provide you with much needed soft skills, such as negotiating skills and tips from leading international practitioners on carving your path to partnership.

    I look forward to seeing you in Porto and I hope you will enjoy your time there.


    Daniela Valdez

    President, EYBA


  • Programme

    To download the full programme, please click here.


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  • Welcome Reception

    At the ANJE Headquarters, Casa do Farol, Rua Paulo da Gama, 4169-006 Porto

    This event is kindly sponsored by Cuatrecasas


    Join us from 7pm for a Welcome Reception at the Headquarters of the National Association of Young Entrepreneurs.


  • Friday Night

    At Cervejaria Brasao, Rua Passos Manuel 205,  Porto, Portugal

    Image from nit.pt

    Come and join us for an informal dinner at a traditional Portuguese cervejaria.

    The Francesinha (Little French) is a popular sandwich in Portugal in general, and specifically in Porto.

    Story tells that a young Portuguese man who had lived in France for some time, tried to adapt the "Croque-Monsieur" to Portuguese palate/ taste upon his return to Porto and this is how the Francesinha was born... allegedly.

    Bread, different types of meats, chips, and hot sauce (lots of it)... What is there not to like?


    When? Friday, 16 June 2017

    Time: 7.30pm


    Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

  • Port Tasting & Gala Dinner

    At Taylors' Wine Cellars - Wellington Room

    There will be a port tasting and tour of Taylor's Wine Cellars prior to the gala dinner because no trip to Porto would be complete without a port tasting.


    Where? Taylor's Wine Cellars, Rua do Choupelo, 250

    4400-088 Vila Nova de Gaia


    When? Saturday, 17 June 2017


    Time: Port Tasting at 7pm/ Dinner from 8

  • Recommended Hotels

    Sheraton Hotel *****

    R. do Ten. Valadim 146, 4100-476 Porto

    Deluxe Room Single: 135 € / night

    Double/ Twin: 155 € /night




    Hotel Mercure ****

    Praca da Batalha 116,4049-028 Porto




    (Email h1975-re@accor.com quoting reference “EYBA17” – rates only available until 18/05/2017)

    Single:194€ / night

    Double/Twin:209€ / night



  • Speakers

    Jamie Low

    Managing Partner, The Dollar Law Firm PLLC

    James W. Low is the managing partner of The Dollar Law Firm PLLC, based out of Miami, Florida. He specializes in the representation of medical providers in No-Fault cases.

    Mr. Low’s service to the bar includes positions at a local, state, national, and international level. Locally, he serves a member of the OCBA Membership Committee. At the state level, he serves as member of the State Bar Character and Fitness Committee. Nationally, he sits as member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates, one of only 590 lawyers nationwide. Internationally, he serves as a representative from the ABA to the European Young Bar Association and has attended more than twenty European conferences in that capacity.

    In his practice, Mr. Low has been fortunate to have been honored by his peers. In 2011, he was chosen by the American Bar Association to represent the United States in the International Debate Championship in Montreal, where he took second place. Mr. Low was also named as one of the top 20 Up and Coming Lawyers in Michigan by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. In addition, he has been consistently listed among the top lawyers in Michigan by DBusiness Magazine, Super Lawyers, and Crain’s.

    João Mattamouros Resende

    Partner, Cuatrecasas

    João is a Partner at law firm Cuatrecasas, who specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities and general corporate law and is qualified to practise in Portugal, Brazil, England and Wales, and New York. The main transactions he has been involved with in the

    last few years include the purchase and sale of companies

    in the sector of distribution, technology and software, media, construction and agriculture sectors.

    He regularly advises clients on the negotiation of outsourcing contracts and information technology service agreements.

    In 2013, he was granted by the renowned publication Iberian Lawyer Review, the 40 under 40 prize, granted to the 40 best lawyers under 40 years of age of the Iberian Peninsula and, in 2014, he was recognized as Brazil Foreign Expert by the prestigious international guide Chambers Global.

    In 2015 he was recognized by IFLR1000 as Leading Lawyer for Portugal and Brazil in the areas of Banking, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A.

    Nuno Sousa e Silva

    Lawyer and Assistant Lecturer in Law at Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Porto)

    Nuno Sousa e Silva is a lawyer and an Assistant Lecturer in Law at Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Porto) teaching European Intellectual Property, EU Law, Contract Law and Introduction to Law. He also teaches Intellectual Property Law at the School of Arts of the same University and has previously lectured at Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração do Porto teaching Commercial and Industrial Property Law. He is also a PhD candidate researching on the interplay between unfair competition and intellectual property. He graduated from the Law School of the Catholic University of Portugal in 2011. In April 2013 he concluded his Master of Laws degree at the same University with a thesis on the concept of trade secrecy. Studied at MIPLC where he obtained his LLM degree in Intellectual Property and Competition Law in November 2013, writing his thesis on the ownership problems of overlaps in European Intellectual Property Law (published in Nomos Verlag). He has published several articles in the areas of Internet Law, Intellectual Property, European Law, Unfair competition and Contract Law and co-authored a book on Copyright case-law.

    Rui Valente

    Partner, Garrigues

    Rui graduated from Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Porto)

    in 1995 with a degree in law and a postgraduate degree

    from Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Direito

    Comunitário do Trabalho (2001/2002) e labour law (2004/2005).

    In 2007, he was considered an employment law specialist by the Ordem dos Advogados (Portuguese Bar Association),

    and currently is a guest lecturer in the labour law post-graduate programme at Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Porto)

    and in the post-graduate taxation programme of the ISAG – Instituto Superior de Administração e Gestão.

    Filipa Iglesias

    Lawyer, Abreu Advogados

    Filipa joined Abreu Advogados in September 2007 and has been active in intellectual property and privacy-related issues. From the firm's office in Porto, she works on data protection, copyright, and trademark matters, principally in Portugal and Portuguese-speaking countries. She advises clients in matters related to online privacy compliance, online profiling, and cookie policies, and she drafts and reviews mobile app guidelines, data processor agreements, privacy policies, terms of use, and official rules for online contests. Filipa has a law degree from the University of Lisbon, has completed post-graduate studies in Intellectual Property from the same university, and holds a Masters degree on Creative Industries Management from the Catholic University of Portugal Law School. As a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Filipa holds a Certified Information Privacy Manager credential.

    Ricardo Nascimento

    Lawyer and Senior Partner at the Law Firm MNA Advogados; PhD Candidate; Researcher; Invited Lecturer

    Ricardo is a Senior Partner and Founder of law firm MNA Advogados.

    He is a labour law specialist, certified by the Portuguese

    Bar Association, and in addition has vast experience in sports law, commercial and M&A and breach of contract

    and debt collections.

    Ricardo also sits as the President of the Arbitral Commission

    since March 2017.

    Luís Cabrita

    IP Technician, University of Lisbon

    Luís Cabrita is a technician in the area of Industrial Property at Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa).

    He has a degree in Management, ISEG/ULisboa, a post-graduation in Financial Analysis at IDEFE/ISEG, a post-graduation in Intellectual Property Law at APDI/FD, as well several training courses at INPI (National Institute of Industrial Property), like Drafting of Patent Registration and IP Database Searching.

  • Our Sponsors

  • In Collaboration With

  • With Thanks To

    The Organising Committee:

    Agatha Bulha (Jose Bulha International Law Office)

    Filipa Santos (Garrigues)

    Vitor Neves (Vitor Neves)

    Miguel Magalhaes (Miguel Magalhaes)

    Diana Falcao (ELSA Porto)