Pedro Pires Fernandes holds an LLB and a master’s degree from the Coimbra University, focused on contractual and tort law. Further to this, he has attended a European private law course lectured at Salzburg University. Additionally, he has completed an extension course on arbitration at Nova University of Lisbon. Pedro joined Vieira de Almeida & Associados in 2011 and is currently an associate in the litigation and arbitration practice group. In such capacity he has been involved in several disputes, mainly focused on commercial and civil matters, both in arbitration and litigation. Among those claims, he has represented and advised a number of multinational corporations regarding product liability litigations, including in the automotive and pharmaceutical sectors.