Academic Posts: Member of the Bar Association since 1982. Assistant Professor at the University of Lisbon Law School since 1982. Invited Professor at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa Law School between 2008 and 2010.
Political Posts: Member of Parliament from 1980 until 2006. Secretary of State for Parliamentary Affairs (1983-1985). Secretary of State of the Government of Macau (1986-1987). Judge of the Portuguese Constitutional Court (1989- 1994). Member of the European Parliament (1994-1995). Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence (1995-1997). European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs (1999-2004).
Business Posts: Chairman of Shareholder’s Meeting Banco Santander Totta., Brisa Auto – Estradas de Portugal, and EDP Energias de Portugal, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Siemens Portugal and Tabaqueira Indústria, Non Executive Director of Áreas (Portugal) and Member of the Board of CTT Correios de Portugal. Partner of Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira since December 2005