Short Bio

Rui Simões is a partner of the Firm who focuses on IP/IT matters, as well as corporate and commercial matters. His practice is especially focused on information technology related issues, where he has a professional background (he is a certified Professional in IT Service Management - ITIL). His expertise encompasses also insolvency and litigation matters.


Professional Background

  • Partner of FERREIRA PINTO CARDIGOS, since 2023
  • Partner of FERREIRA PINTO
  • Senior Associate at Sérvulo & Associados, 2008-2013
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the IT agency of the Portuguese Ministry of Justice, 2005-2008
  • Deputy Director at the Portuguese Ministry of Justice agency for policy matters and strategic planning, 2002-2005
  • Associate at Ferreira Pinto & Associados, 1999-2002
  • Trainee at Ferreira Pinto & Associados, 1997-1999


  • Faculty of Law of the Lisbon University, Advanced Course on Data Protection, 2012
  • Faculty of Law of the Lisbon University, Post-graduation in Information Society Law, 1998
  • Portuguese Catholic University of Lisbon School of Law, Law Degree, 1997


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