José Lobo joined the INL in 2015 where he is currently Legal Service Manager. His role is to coordinate the Legal Service unit, which is the internal and external focal point in all legal matters, fostering the corporate development of the INL, protecting and advising the Organisation, assessing legal risks and ensuring compliance with all applicable norms and regulations.
He holds a Law degree from the University of Minho (Braga, Portugal) and a Master’s Degree in European Union Law from the University of A Coruña (A Coruña, Spain). He is also admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association. Before joining the INL, he worked as a practising lawyer in the fields of Civil Law, Contract Law, Labour Law, Corporate and Commercial Law and Litigation. He also has experience in arbitration, acting either as counsel in litigation teams and as arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations. He also worked as invited Lecturer at the Catholic University of Portugal and the University of Minho.