Portuguese Citizen born in Lisbon, on March 25th 1968
Member of Portuguese Bar Association – since July 1994
Member of Brazilian Bar Association – since May 2006
Member of the Timor-Leste Bar Association – since August 2012
Master Honoris Causa in Sports Law (2011) ISDE – Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia (Spain)
Post-Graduate in Community Studies (1994), Lisbon University, Portugal;
Degree in Law (1987-92) (classification Good), Lisbon University, Portugal;
Mediation Course in Civil and Corporate matters-organized by the Portuguese Chamber of
Commerce and Industry – Canadian Professor Serge Roy (2001);
Mining Law Short Course – Domestics and International Issues, organized by the Rocky Mountains
Mineral Law Foundation (USA/May 2009).
Career Profile as Lawyer:
Founding Partner of CRA Timor – Timorese Law Firm (2006) – www.cratimor.com;
Partner of CRA – Coelho Ribeiro e Associados – (Portuguese Law Firm), since 1998 – www.cralaw.com.
Career profile as Arbitrator/Judge:
Official Judge at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS/CAS) in Lausanne since 2003 –
www.cas-tas.com (acted as President, Sole Arbitrator and Co-arbitrator in more than 100 cases);
Official Judge at the International Court of Appeal of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile
(FIA) for 2011-13 (Formula 1 and other motor sports);
Arbitrator in several domestic and international arbitrations;
Mediator Certified by the Ministry of Justice.