Carlos Pinto Correia is a member for the Portuguese Bar and a former lecturer in law of the Faculty of Law of Lisbon (1982 to 1987 and 1998 to 2005). He holds a law degree and a postgraduate qualification in law by the same law school. Between 1987 and 1998, he worked at the European Court of Justice, where he was a legal secretary at the chambers of the president and judges of the Court of First Instance (now the General Court). He is a specialist in European and Portuguese competition law, and in European law.