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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.