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Sérgio Emanuel Soares Ribeiro

Dr. Sérgio Soares Ribeiro, PhD

Work experience

Aug 2010Present


Private Practice

Practice in private and criminal law, labor, corporate, insolvency law.

Successfully defended a case before Tribunal Constitucional (Constitutional Law).

Oct 2007Aug 2010

Junior Attorney

Private Practice of Dr. Pedro Ferreira da Costa
Dec 2003Dec 2007

Call Centre Assistent

RHmais SA

Support assistent for Vodafone SA

Jan 2003Dec 2003

Call Centre assistant

Multitempo Lda

Support assistent for Vodafone SA


Sep 2007Sep 2008

Post Graduate

IDET — Universidade de Coimbra

Post Graduate in Labor Law

Sep 1999Jun 2007

Licentiate Degree.

Universidade Portucalense — Infante D. Henrique

Law degree, five years (pre-bologna-bergen2005)

Major in private/corporate law.


Direito das Sociedades

Portuguese Bar

Corporate Law


Contratos Públicos

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Public Law/Contracts


Curso de Práticas Processuais Administrativas

Portuguese Bar

State Law


Curso de Direito do Comércio Electrónico

Portuguese Bar

E-Commerce Law


Curso de Formação Pedagógica de Formadores a Distância

Nova Etapa — IEFP

Aptitude training course/Initial Pedagogical Formation of Teachers


Computer Skills

Good command of office suite (word processor, spread sheet, presentation software), though I prefer open source.

Excellent communication skills

Gained through my years of experience as an attorney and as a Union Steward for SINTTAV

Mother Tongue — Portuguese
French, knowledge


German, knowledge


English, written and spoken



I enrolled at a University (Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique, in Oporto, Portugal) in 1999, fresh out of Highschool.

For personal reasons, had to pause my degree, in 2002.

Started to work, firstly in a private law practice, as a courier, then other  random jobs.

Finally, went to work for Vodafone, via Multitempo and RHmais (outsourcing agencies).

Rented a house, and when stable, re-enrolled at the same University.

Managed to finish my degree, while working, with a 14 out of 20 possible (in that year, the highest score was 15 and seldomly that score is achieved).

At the same time, I became a Union Steward for SINTTAV, having successfully defended the workers from several tried changes in the work conditions.

Meanwhile, I frequently enlisted lectures, in lease, consumer, real estate law, and others.

In my fifth year, I was invited to lecture by the University, on the subject of "the death penalty", with the participation of Prof. Dr. Pinto da Costa, president of the "Instituto de Medicina Legal" (Institute of Forensic Medicine) and only teacher of Legal Medicine in Portugal.

Was invited to join the practice of Dr. Pedro Ferreira da Costa, attorney at law, still in the University, and was his Junior attorney throughout my 'internship', as it is mandatory in the Portuguese Law Association.

Ended successfully that internship, as Junior Attorney, and started my own private practice.