Public Law

Miguel Neiva de Oliveira


Miguel is a Partner at CCA and head of the Public and Administrative Law practice. He joined the firm in February 2020 and practises in both Lisbon and Oporto. In his 20 years of experience, he has provided legal advice to various clients with different profiles and needs.

His field of expertise is essentially public procurement (pre-contractual procedures and performance of administrative contracts), concessions and public works contracts. He also provides specialised legal advice on urban and territorial planning matters, as well as regulatory, energy and environmental issues.

He is well known in the market for his vast experience in handling disputes in the context of administrative litigation on behalf of public and private entities. He has also been involved in a number of matters within the field of space law.

  • Attendance to a specialization course in public procurement - “Evaluation of Proposals in Tender Procedures” - at the Faculty of Law of Coimbra's University (2010)
  • Attendance to the post-graduate course in “Public Procurement”, at the Faculty of Law of Coimbra's University (2008)
  • Attendance to the post-graduate course on “The New Administrative Justice”, at the Faculty of Law of Coimbra's University (2007)
  • Post-graduate course in “New Administrative Litigation” at Universidade Católica Portuguesa (2004)
  • Law Degree at Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique (2001)
  • Managing Associate at CCA Law Firm, in the Public Law area (2020 - Present)
  • Senior associate at PLMJ, in the Public Law area (2012 - 2019)
  • Associate at Telles de Abreu, in the Public Law area (2005 - 2012)
  • Practice of advocacy in isolated practice (2003 - 2005)
  • Trainee Lawyer with Mr. Zacarias de Carvalho (2001 - 2003)
  • “Exclusão de concorrentes com fundamento em deficiências na execução de contratos passados”, Almedina, Coimbra (2017)
  • Co-author “Subcontratação e pagamento directo aos subcontratados”, AAFDUL (2017)
  • “Techniques and instruments for aggregated procurement in the Directives on Public Procurement", EPPPL – European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review, Ed. Lexxion (2017)
  • Co-author "Comentário ao Regime Jurídico dos Contratos Públicos da Região Autónoma dos Açores", Almedina, Coimbra (2016)
  • "The exclusion from participation in a procurement procedure of an economic operator based on significant or persistent deficiencies in the performance of a prior public contract", EPPPL – European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review, Vol. 11, number 4, Ed. Lexxion (2016)
  • “New Directives on Public Procurement” (Country Report), EPPPL – European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review, 3 / 2014, Ed. Lexxion (2014)
  • Colaboration "Concursos e outros Procedimentos de Contratação Pública", Mário Esteves de Oliveira e Rodrigo Esteves de Oliveira, Almedina, Coimbra (2011)
  • Colaboration "Código de Processo nos Tribunais Administrativos, Volume I e Estatuto dos Tribunais Administrativos e Fiscais Anotados", Almedina, Coimbra (2006)


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