João is a graduate in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, with the notation of Good with Distinction and has a Master in Public Law from the same Faculty, with the final notation of Very Good. Winner of the Afonso Rodrigues Queiró Prize for the best master’s dissertation in Public Law, addressing the subject of Normative criteria for the predetermination of taxable matters – The new paths opened by the [pre] alleged indirect assessment in the taxation of income, presented in 2002. He holds a Doctorate in Public Law, in the area of Tax Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, with approval with Distinction and Praise (“summa cum laude”).
Since 1998, he has been teaching at the Faculty of Law of Coimbra, having taught the subjects of Introduction to Law, Constitutional Law, International Public Law, Administrative Law III, Tax Law I, Tax Law II, Corporate Tax Law.
He was a professor at the Center for Higher Studies at the University of Coimbra, having taught Administrative Law in the Master in Scholar Administration.
He has served as member of juries for the access to the career of magistrates of the Administrative and Tax Courts at the Center for Judicial Studies and has supervised and participated in juries of several master’s dissertations in the area of administrative and tax law.
He was a member of the dissertation evaluation jury at the Facultà di Giurisprudenza da Università del Salento, Lecce, and was the Correlatore of a Tesi di Laurea presented there.
He was Advisor to the Judges Office of the Constitutional Court between 2003 and 2011.
With the notation of Very Good, he carried out the exams of access to the Lawyers Association, opting then to suspend his registration.
He is on the List of Judges Arbitrators of the Administrative Arbitration Center (CAAD) where he has made several singular and collegial decisions.
Since 2015 he is a Board Member of Grupo BEL, focusing mainly on corporate social responsibility, business ethics and sustainability issues, in addition to the areas related to his education in law.