Paulo Farinha Alves
Partner

Paulo Farinha Alves

Joined PLMJ in 1994.
Partner in the Criminal law and Compliance practice, and he head of the Sports practice.

About Paulo

Paulo is a partner in the Criminal Law and Compliance practice, and he heads the sports practice. He has more than 30 years’ experience in criminal law, white-collar crime, compliance and sports law.

Paulo was vice-president of the Disciplinary Council of the Lisbon Football Association between January and November 2012, when he joined the professional football board of Sporting Clube de Portugal SAD. He completed a postgraduate course in accounting and legal advice at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa. He also attended a postgraduate course in European economic crime law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra and the executive course in football law at the Portugal Football School of the Portuguese Football Federation.

Paulo has contributed to conferences and seminars on criminal law, criminal procedure, administrative offences and sports law.

He is a founding member of Fórum Penal - an association of criminal lawyers - and a member of other professional associations such as the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA), Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) and the Portuguese Sports Law Association (APDD).

Contacts

Languages:
English, Spanish

Academic Background
  • Law degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 1994
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 1996
  • Postgraduate in Accounting and Legal Support for Companies, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 1997
  • Attended postgraduate course in Economic and European Criminal Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, 2009
  • Executive Course in Football Law - Portuguese Football Federation - Portugal Football School, 2018
Professional Background
  • Partner at PLMJ since 2005
  • Vice-president of the Disciplinary Committee of the Lisbon Football Association (January 2012 - November 2012)
  • Director of professional football at Sporting Clube de Portugal – Futebol SAD (November 2012 - March 2013)
  • Founding member of the criminal lawyers association, Fórum Penal, 2012
Member of
  • ECBA - European Criminal Bar Association
  • IBA - International Bar Association
  • Fórum Penal – Associação de Advogados Penalistas
  • UIA - Union Internationale des Avocats
  • APDD - Portuguese Sports Law Association
Chambers Europe
2019 - Paulo Farinha Alves, Band 3 | Dispute Resolution: Corporate Crime

"He regularly represents clients, including international corporates and individual defendants, in multi-jurisdictional cases."

2018 - Paulo Farinha Alves, Band 3 | Dispute Resolution: Corporate Crime

"He has been active of late in matters related to money laundering and corruption."

2017 - Paulo Farinha Alves | Dispute Resolution: Corporate Crime

"He handles criminal cases involving banking and financial institutions."

The Legal 500
2019 - Paulo Farinha Alves | Criminal Law, White Collar Deffence and Compliance
2018 - Paulo Farinha Alves | Criminal Law, White Collar Deffence and Compliance
2017 - Paulo Farinha Alves | Criminal Law, White Collar Deffence and Compliance
Best Lawyers
2019 - Paulo Farinha Alves | Recognised Lawyers
2017 - Paulo Farinha Alves | Other Recommended Lawyer
2018 - Paulo Farinha Alves | Other Recommended Lawyer
2016 - Paulo Farinha Alves | Other Recommended Lawyer
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