(Porto, 1955), is graduate in Law at the University of Lisbon. After practising as a Lawyer, has been appointed Prossecutor in 1977. He served as Prossecutor since them, in several courts in first instance (Cascais, Lisboa, Sintra) and, since 1998 in Suprem Court ( Tribunal de Contas). He was National Expert to the GRECO (2008 2012). He is author of various publications on Judicial Law. He was President of SMMP (prossecutors portuguese union). He was member of the bureau and President of Medel (2011-2014). Since 2014 he is portuguese member of Eurojust.