Pedro Pires Fernandes holds an LLB and a master’s degree from the University of Coimbra, with a focus on contractual and tort law. Further to this, he completed a European private law course at Salzburg University and, additionally, an extension course on arbitration at the Nova University of Lisbon. Pedro joined VdA in 2011 and is currently a senior associate in the litigation and arbitration practice group. In this capacity, he has been involved in several disputes, focusing mainly 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 litigation, including in the automotive and pharmaceutical sectors.