Lourenço Vilhena Freitas

Assistant Professor, Instituto de Ciências Jurídico-Políticas (ICJP)
Researcher, Lisbon Centre for Research in Public Law (CIDP)

Research Interests

Constitutional Law – Administrative Law – European Law – Energy Law

Faculty Bio

Lourenço Vilhena de Freitas is Assistant Professor at the Instituto de Ciências Jurídico-Políticas (ICJP) of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon. Specialized in Administrative Law, his research seeks to triangulate this field with those of Constitutional Law and European Law as well as innovative research trajectories related to energy law, having been granted, by Cuatrecasas, the André Gonçalves Pereira Award for the research project “Direito Administrativo da Energia: O Sector da Electricidade”. As Law Professor he has spent visiting periods at Bissau Faculty of Law, the School of Administration of Universidade Lusófona, at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and at the Faculty of Law of the University Agostinho Neto in Luanda. Outside of academia, he occupied several high posts such as that of Advisor of the Secretário de Estado dos Assuntos Fiscais, advisor-deputy Chef de Cabinet to the Secretária de Estado da Administração Pública and advisor to the Secretária de Estado da Presidência do Conselho de Ministros. He is a lawyer at the public law department of Cuatrecasas in areas relating to administrative and fiscal law, specializing in the funding of public-private partnerships involving the Central and the local administrations, and private companies, namely in public transportation. He was a juridical advisor in administrative litigation and in the area of public procurement by the State and local authorities (namely in matters relating to the employment and usage of renewable energies). Abroad, he co-authored the draft of the legal code for the Administrative courts of Guiné-Bissau. Amongst his publications, we should highlight the single-authored book O Poder de Modificação Unilateral do Contrato Administrativo pela Administração, Os Contratos de Direito Público da União Europeia, II volumes, as well as Direito Administrativo da Energia – Uma Introdução and the the co-authored article Responsabilidade Civil Extracontratual do Estado – Em particular o Regime da Responsabilidade da Administração Pública as well as the article “O Marco Regulatório do Gás Natural na União Europeia” published in Brazil.

Projetos de investigação