João Lamy da Fontoura
Senior Associate

João Lamy da Fontoura

Joined PLMJ in 2019.
Senior associate in the Public Law practice.

About João

João is a senior associate in the Public Law practice. He has over 15 years’ professional experience, focusing on public law, particularly in the areas of administrative law, public contracts, public procurement, and dispute resolution, especially arbitration. João has assisted both private and public entities on a wide variety of matters.

He is on the list of arbitrators of the Administrative Arbitration Centre and the author of several publications in the fields of public law and public procurement.

With a law degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, João has also completed a university extension course in arbitration at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a postgraduate course in administrative litigation law at the Faculty of Law of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Before joining PLMJ, João worked at the law firms SRS, Linklaters, Sérvulo and Vieira de Almeida.

Contacts

Languages:
English

Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 2002.
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2005
  • Postgraduate in administrative litigation law from the Faculty of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon (2004).
  • Attended the 4th Postgraduate Course in Pharmaceutical and Medicines Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, 2006
  • PhD (curricular part) in Law at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2008
  • University extension course in arbitration at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2015
Professional Background
  • Senior associate at PLMJ since 2019
  • Associate lawyer in the areas of public law and healthcare at the law firm Vieira de Almeida & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados R.L.,2007
  • Consultant in the area of legislative policy at the Directorate-General of Justice Policy - Ministry of Justice, 2007-2008
  • Associate lawyer in the areas of public law, litigation and arbitration at the law firm Sérvulo & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados, R.L., 2008-2013
  • Associate lawyer in the area of litigation at the law firm Linklaters LLP (Lisbon), 2013-2018
  • Associate lawyer in the area of litigation at the law firm SRS Advogados, 2018-2019
Member of
  • Member of the roster of arbitrators of the Administrative Arbitration Centre, since 2015
  • APA- Portuguese Arbitration Association
  • ICDR Y&I - International Center for Dispute Resolution – Young & International
  • ICC YAF - International Chamber of Commerce – Young Arbitrators Forum
  • LCIA YIAG - London Court of International Arbitration – Young International Arbitration
  • Group
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