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Rui Cascão

Rui Cascão holds a Degree in Law from the University of Coimbra (1999) and a PhD in Law from the University of Tilburg, Netherlands (2005). He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Lusófona do Porto. He has taught and developed research in several teaching institutions: Tilburg University, The Netherlands (2000-2005); Karl-Franzens-University of Graz, Austria (2006-2008); Biomedical Law Centre of Coimbra University (since 2001); Legal and Judicial Training Centre of Macau, China (2009-2016) and ISIT-University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas (2021-2022). He was Legal Advisor in the Government of Macau, China (Office for Legal Reform, Legal Reform and International Law Bureau, Justice Affairs Bureau) from 2008-2021, with responsibility for legislative production, legal reform and international and regional law matters.

He is the author of several scientific productions in the area of civil, commercial, European and biomedical law and has participated in high-impact international research projects, such as the “Study Group on a European Civil Code (SGECC)”. He is also a DPO certified by the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands (ECPC-B) and a member of the board of the Portuguese Association of Health Law (ALDIS). He is fluent in Portuguese, English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch and Macedonian. He is currently developing research on international and European health law; law and technology; fundamental rights and civil law; as well as the new horizons of the law of persons.

Ana Guerra

Ana Isabel Sousa Magalhães Guerra, graduated in Law from the Catholic University of Porto in 2003, Lawyer since 2006, Master in Commercial Law since 2009 by the same faculty, Doctorate in Law from the Law School of the University of Minho in Legal-Privatistic Sciences in 2019, is a Lawyer and Assistant Professor in the Graduation and Master in Law at the Lusófona University – Porto. She also collaborates, occasionally, in the Master’s Degree in Law and Informatics at the University of Minho and is a Collaborating Researcher in the research line of JUSGOV E Tec at the University of Minho, in which she is currently part of the Artificial Intelligence project. Previously she was an Adjunct Professor in the Licentiate’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Law, Master’s Degree of which she was also Sub-Director in the School of Technology and Management of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto and was Assistant Professor in the Law Degree of the Portucalense University in Porto. In 2011 she was the winner of an Honourable Mention in the Professor Doutor Manuel de Andrade Prize, organised by the Estarreja City Council. She has some publications in the area of copyright: intellectual and industrial property in particular with regard to audiovisual works and their technological innovations, data protection, gamification in an educational context, teleworking in a covid 19 context and in civil procedural law. She has organised and participated in some international and national conferences and webinars in which she was an organiser and speaker.

Maria Inês Gameiro holds a PhD in Law from the Faculty of Law of the New University of Lisbon, a Master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Portuguese Catholic University and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon. Throughout her academic career, she was a lecturer at ISCTE-IUL and at the Faculty of Law of the New University of Lisbon, and a researcher at Dinâmia-CET/ISCTE-IUL, at CEDIS-Faculty of Law of the New University of Lisbon and at CIMA-Center for Marine and Environmental Research of the University of Algarve. She is currently a Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Lusófona University of Lisbon. She is an elected member of the World Commission on Environmental Law of the IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature. She is an organizer and speaker in several courses and conferences and author of publications in the areas of public international law, European law and administrative law, with special focus on the sea, food, biotechnologies and sustainability.

António Manuel Lopes Tavare

António Manuel Lopes Tavares has a degree in Law and a PhD in Political Science, Citizenship and International Relations from the Universidade Lusófona do Porto. He is Director of the 1st cycle of Political Science and Electoral Studies at ULP and author of “Political Cohabitation in the 1976 Constitution”, coordinator of the Dictionary of Political Science and International Relations.