Name: Paula Cristina Meira Lourenço
Date of Birth: 27 July 1973
2018 - PhD in Legal Sciences from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (thesis: "Guarantees of a fair trial in the execution of assets").
2003 - Master's Degree in Legal Sciences from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (thesis: "The punitive function of civil liability").
1996 - Degree in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (average of 16 values).
She is a member of the Scientific Board of the Union International des Huissiers de Justice (International Union of Judicial Officers) (www.uihj.comhttps://www.uihj.com/), the Editorial Board of the Journal Propriedades Intelectuais (Intellectual Properties), the Instituto Português de Processo Civil (Portuguese Institute of Civil Procedure) (https://blogippc.blogspot.com/https://blogippc.blogspot.com/) and the Centro de Investigação de Direito Privado (Private Law Research Centre) of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (http://www.cidp.pt/http://www.cidp.pt/), and takes part in the activities of the Instituto de Ciências Jurídico-Políticas (Institute of Legal and Political Sciences) of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon) (http://www.icjp.pt/http://www.icjp.pt/).
She has written a number of publications (36 works) and is a frequent speaker at national and international courses and conferences, especially in the areas of civil law, civil procedural law (declarative and executive), administrative procedural law, streamlining and dematerialisation of administrative procedures, constitutional law (constitutional procedural guarantees), alternative dispute resolution (particularly mediation and arbitration), logistics (better regulation), banking law, securities law and financial services consumer protection.
Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (where she has been teaching since 1996);
2009/2012 - Chair of the Commission for the Effectiveness of Enforcement (https://www.citius.mj.pt/portal/article.aspx?ArticleId=109https://www.citius.mj.pt/portal/article.aspx?ArticleId=109);
2002/2018 – Portuguese Securities Market Commission (CMVM). Coordinator of the Prevention and Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Unit (2015/2017). Coordinator of the Investor Support Centre (2012/2015). She represented the CMVM in several national and international forums (i.e., between 2015 and 2017 at the National Coordination Commission for Policies to Prevent and Combat Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing and the Financial Action Task Force - GAFI/Financial Action Task Force - FATF).
2005/2009 – Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State for Local Administration in the 17th Constitutional Government (involved in several legislative reform projects for the simplification of the public administration and procedures, with particular emphasis on her participation in the drafting of the New Urban Lease Scheme of 2006).
2000/2002 - Adviser to the Deputy Secretary of State for the Ministry of Justice in the 14th Constitutional Government (worked on several legislative reform projects, especially the Reform of Executive Action, and the drafting of legislation related to various measures to combat delay in civil and criminal procedure).
1996/2000 - Lawyer (requested the suspension of her registration in April 2000 to take up duties as adviser to a member of the government).