The Team

Eduardo Martins

Founder | Partner | Lawyer

Born in Oliveira de Azeméis, Eduardo Martins graduated in law from the University of Coimbra (1968). He also holds a postgraduate degree in Company Management and Organisation from the Free University of Brussels (1974) and an MBA from AESE / University of Navarra (1984-1985).

A practicing lawyer since October 1968 and founder of EJM, he was the Human Resources Director of Portuguese Telecommunications from 1978 to 1983 and Chief of Staff to the State Secretary for Communications in the IX Portuguese Government from 1983 to 1985.

From 1985 to 1989, he was the Deputy Director of Portuguese Telecommunications, after which he was Executive Director of TAP Air Portugal, SA from 1989 to 1992, being in charge of Telecommunications and Information Systems, Legal Affairs, Human Resources, Safety and the Incorporation of New Companies, including Air Macau.

He was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Megasis, SA, a TAP-owned Information Systems company, from 1990 to 1993, and a Member of the Board of Directors of Telesp Participações from 1998 to 2001.

He was the Executive Director of TV Cabo Portugal from 1994 to 1996 and from 1998 to 2001. He was a Member of the Board of Directors of Portugal Telecom, SGPS, SA from 1996 to 2001 and served as a Member of the Board of Directors of Páginas Amarelas, SA from 1997 to 2003.

From 1999 to 2001, he was the Chairman of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of PT Multimédia SGPS, SA. He was also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Macau Cable TV from 2000 to 2007 and a Member of the Board of Directors of BANCO1.net, the first Electronic Bank in Brazil, led by Unibanco, in 2000 and 2001.

He was a Member of the Board of Directors of CDMI Productions, Inc., a company based in Los Angeles, California, from 2003 to 2008, and he has been a partner and CEO of the international consulting firm EM Consulting since December 2002.

Alexandre Faria

Partner | Lawyer

Graduated in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, in the area of ​​Legal and Political Sciences, he has been practicing law since 2002 and has two Magna Cum Laude PhDs in Sports Management and Sociology.

Between 2006 and 2009, he was a founder and administrator of the Law Firm Umberto Pacheco, A. Faria, J. Vaz, P. Cerqueira & Associados, Law Firm, RL, and, since 2010, partner and administrator of EJM.

He was a Municipal Deputy at the Cascais Municipal Assembly from 1994 to 1998 and from 2002 to 2010, Spokesperson and Member of the Estoril Parish Assembly from 1998 to 2002, when he accumulated functions as legal advisor to the Vice-President of the Municipality of Cascais. He was a Municipal Councilor at the Municipality of Cascais in the 2009/2013 municipal term, responsible for the areas of Legal Affairs, Internal Audit, Covenant of Mayors and International Relations. In these last functions he was the proponent of five new twinning agreements, signed with the cities of Bolama in Guinea-Bissau, Ungheni in Moldova, Campinas in Brazil, Sausalito in the United States of America, and Karsiyaka in Turkey, standing out for the promotion of local economic diplomacy.

Between 2013 and February 2015, he served as executive board member of the municipal company Cascais Dinâmica, Management of Economy, Tourism and Entrepreneurship, EM, SA.

He was director of the university newspaper Lex Press of the Academic Association of the Faculty of Law of Lisbon between 1992 and 1994, and organized humanitarian and cultural projects by the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon in São Tomé and Príncipe in 1994, in Guinea-Bissau in 1995, and Mozambique, between 1996 and 1998, in the southern, central and northern regions.

Between 2006 and 2010 he was a member of the Cascais Children and Youth Protection Commission, he has been a member of the Board of the Cascais Voluntary Firefighters Humanitarian Association since 2010, and an honorary member of the Pro-Bolama Association of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau since 2013.

He has been President of Estoril Praia since 2014, having created 18 new sports and launched several unprecedented social responsibility initiatives, being the leader with the most titles in the club’s history. He was an administrator at Estoril Praia Futebol SAD between 2011 and 2021.

In 2012 he was awarded the 1st Degree Diploma from the Government of the Republic of Moldova. The following year he received the Ulysses Grant International Award from the City of Bolama and the Order of Honor of the Republic of Moldova, the country’s highest civilian distinction. In 2016 he received the Estoril Praia Merit Award and in 2017 he was awarded the Medal of Honor from the Parish of Alcabideche.

Lecturer in Portugal and abroad, he is the author of the novels Filhos de África and Aldeia Mágica, the essays Em Busca do Autarca Perdido, Tratado Internacional de Cascais and Liderar no Desporto – Uma História no Estoril Praia, and the poetry books Entre Hemisférios and Oficina de Espantos.

Partner | Lawyer

A graduate in the area of Criminal Sciences and Criminal Law (Lusíada University Faculty of Law, 1995), she studied for her PhD at the University of Salamanca from 1998 to 1999, and has published studies on the Legal Framework of Banking Contracts as Researcher.

She completed a postgraduate course in Banking, Stock Exchange and Insurance Law at the University of Coimbra’s Faculty of Law (2001/2002 academic year), and completed a Mini-MBA – Intensive Management Course at INDEG/ISCTE in 2006.

From 1995 to 2011, she occupied a number of positions at CTT – Correios de Portugal, S.A., including Legal Counsel in the Human Resources Department, Trainer in several training courses, Company Secretary and Advisor to the Board of Directors at CTT Expresso, Advisor to the Board of Directors at CTT, S.A., and Human Resources Director at CTT. She also participated in many corporate restructuring projects and in the creation of a Shared Services Unit for CTT, S.A.

She is a partner and consultant at EM Consulting, an international consulting firm, where she has been responsible for overseeing the legal aspect of projects since September 2011.

She has worked as a lawyer since July 1997 and has been a partner and director of EJM since 2012.

Associated Lawyer

A graduate of the University of Lisbon’s School of Law in 2004, she completed a postgraduate course in International Commercial Law from the same institution (2004/2005).

From 2008 to 2010, she attended the Master’s Programme on Company Law, with a specialisation in Labour Law.

She was the co-founder of NORMA – Associação para a Protecção dos Direitos Civis e Sociais and is the current Secretary to the Board of the Lisbon School of Law Alumni Association.

She was admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association in 2007 and has been an associate lawyer at EJM since April 2009.