Postdoctoral degree — “agregação” (University of Minho, Portugal). Doctor of Laws (European University institute, Florence, Italy). Law degree (University of Coimbra, Portugal). Professor of Private Law (Contracts, Torts, Restitution) at the University of Minho. Member of the Centro de Investigação interdisciplinar em Direitos Humanos, at the University of Minho. Member of Centro de Direito Biomédico, at the University of Coimbra. Member of SECOLA — Society of European Contract Law (Munich, Germany). Member of SECOLA’s Advisory Board, as of 2005. Member of GRERCA — Groupe européen de recherche en droit de la responsabilité civile et des assurances (Paris, France). Member of the European law Institute’s Association. Member of Associação Jurídica de Braga. Member of the Editorial Board of “Cadernos de Direito Privado”. Visiting fellow of the Institute of European and Comparative Law of Oxford University in the year 2010.