Marie Demetriou QC

Marie Demetriou is our exclusively recommended Public Law expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Marie using the contact details listed above.

London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.

Marie is widely recognised as a leading advocate in the fields of competition law, EU law, public law and human rights. This year Marie won both the Chambers & Partners Competition Silk of the Year and The Legal 500 EU and Competition Silk of the Year awards and was also one of 12 barristers to be named as one of the Lawyer’s Hot 100 2020.

Marie is also Star Rated for competition law in the Chambers & Partners directory. Since 2015, Marie has been Standing Counsel to the Competition and Markets Authority, representing the CMA in its major litigation in the courts. Between 2016-2018, Marie was Chair of the Bar European Group.

Firm Overview:

Brick Court Chambers is one of the leading sets of barristers’ chambers in the United Kingdom. In addition to providing specialist expertise in each of those areas of law, we are uniquely placed to handle cases involving more than one field.

We have 92 members, including 44 QCs, who practise full-time. We also have links in many common law jurisdictions through distinguished door tenants and academics.

Members of chambers are independent and self-employed with a wide diversity of skills and practices. The Brick Court ethos is always to provide a service of the very highest quality. We pride ourselves not only on excellence in advocacy and advisory work but on being accessible, user friendly and team players.

Jean Lee

Jean Lee is our exclusively recommended Public Law expert in Washington, DC on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Jean directly using the contact details listed above.

Public law is the part of law that governs relations between legal persons and a government, between different institutions within a state, between different branches of governments, as well as relationships between persons that are of direct concern to society.

Jean has represented agency and commercial lenders as well as sponsors in complex project financing’s in a variety of sectors, including oil and gas, power and infrastructure. Her experience includes advising ECAs and DFIs, such as United States Exim Bank, KEXIM, K-Sure, OPIC, IDB and IFC, on a diverse range of projects around the globe.

She also served as internal counsel at a global solar energy services company, where she focused on expanding the company’s operations outside the United States.

Jean is a proficient Korean speaker and recently spent several years in A&O’s Seoul office.

Firm Overview:

Allen & Overy is a global law firm that helps the world’s leading businesses to grow, innovate and thrive. For almost a century, we have built a reputation for our commitment to think ahead and bring original solutions to our clients’ most complex legal and commercial challenges.

At a time of significant turbulence in the business world, we are determined to help our clients embrace change, confidently expand into new markets and keep on top of ever-more complicated regulatory frameworks.

To do this, we will harness our global strength and local knowledge. We will drive towards our vision to become the world’s most innovative law firm. And we will continue to create an environment where the brightest minds can flourish.

Discover how we are positioning ourselves – and our clients – for the future.

Paulo de Moura Marques

Paulo de Moura Marques is an AAMM founding partner and head of the public law practice with around 20 years’ experience in legal practice. He is known for his experience and expertise in all fields of public law and administrative litigation and arbitration. Renowned for his professional merit and leadership and negotiation skills, he is recommended by the main international directories – Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500. He is closely involved in the largest, most complex transactions representing market leading companies and he is the choice of international entities for advice concerning both the Portuguese and international markets. His clients come from a range of sectors, chiefly aviation and aeronautics, tourism, urban planning and construction.

Honoured at the Client Choice Awards 2016 and 2017 in public law, given by International Law Office.

Academic Education:

  • Master of Legal-Administrative Sciences from the University of Lisbon, 2002.
  • Postgraduate Course in Legal-Administrative Sciences from the University of Lisbon.
  • Postgraduate Course in Legislative Drafting from the University of Lisbon.
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 1996.

Firm Overview:

The law firm AAMM is widely recognised in the areas of public law, tax and private clients due to the excellence and rigour of the services it provides to its clients, with proven results.

AAMM is a law firm that stands for “getting it right” with a team of specialist lawyers with recognised expertise in their respective practice areas. Our lawyers focus on guaranteeing the highest standards of excellence, providing tailor-made legal advice and support to meet the needs of every client and help them develop solutions for the present and strategies for the future.

We provide legal advice and representation in Portugal and supports our clients in the international markets wherever they do business.

Our clients include market-leading Portuguese and international companies as well as private clients. A number of our international clients are Fortune 500 companies and most of our Portuguese clients appear on the list of the country’s 1000 largest companies.

We act for clients from a broad range of different industry sectors, including public sector entities, but also private investors and non-profit organisations.

We are involved in major projects on a national and international level but we also have social concerns and social responsibility is a core value at AAMM.

What Sets Us Apart:

  • A global and in-depth vision of our clients’ businesses: we see the big picture and the detail.
  • A systematic approach to finding the right solutions to bring added value to our clients’ activities and optimise their investments. We understand our clients’ needs and can find the legal approach that best addresses every challenge they face.
  • Excellence in legal services.
  • An efficient, dedicated, committed, innovative and practical team.
  • A close partnership with the client.
  • Exceptional know-how, specialisation and an unparalleled track record.
  • Trusted ties with leading international law firms.


SOLEGE LIMITADA is our exclusively recommended Public Law firm in Equatorial Guinea on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact SOLEGE LIMITADA directly using the contact details listed above.

SOLEGE LIMITADA was established in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, in 2005, being a Miranda Alliance member for more than a decade. Over the years, SOLEGE and MIRANDA have jointly assisted international clients in connection with a significant number of projects and transactions related to Equatorial Guinea.

The firm’s lawyers are fluent in Spanish and English, among other languages, and are able to advise clients on all areas of business law. Alongside a deep understanding of corporate and commercial issues, the firm has unrivalled expertise in the oil & gas sector – which activity underpins the Equatorial Guinea economy.

SOLEGE LIMITADA is highly ranked by the leading international directories, including Chambers Global (Band 1), which says: “A top-drawer firm acting on the full spectrum of business law mandates, including commercial transactions, labour matters and regulatory advice. The team displays formidable expertise in the oil and gas sector and is frequently instructed by overseas clients on significant projects, including construction and infrastructure mandates. The group is also well versed in banking, TMT, environment and tax matters, and is equally equipped to handle contentious work.”

Malabo, on Bioko island, is a port city and the capital of Equatorial Guinea. Spanish colonial architecture includes the neo-Gothic, twin-towered Santa Isabel Cathedral. The dark green Casa Verde is a 19th-century house that was prefabricated in Belgium. The Equatoguinean Cultural Centre has gallery and performance spaces. To the south, densely forested Parque Nacional del Pico Basilé surrounds Pico Basilé Volcano.

Pamela Castro

Pamela Castro is our exclusively recommended Public Law expert in Costa Rica on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Pamela directly using the contact details above.

Pamela has been part of the practice of Public Law of the firm, in which she advises local and international clients in administrative contracting processes, as well as administrative proceedings and litigations. Pamela is a highly perfectionist so she makes sure that every detail of her work is of the best quality, in addition, she is constantly deepening her studies in order to provide the client with the best and most up to date service. She speaks Spanish, English and French.

Academic Background:

Law Degree from the University of Costa Rica and graduated from the program with honors (2014).

Master degree in Public Law from the University of Costa Rica and the Universitiy of Toulouse I Capitole, in Toulouse, France, and graduated from the program with honors (2016).

Currently carrying out a Diploma in Public Contracts of the University of Castilla-La Mancha together with the Research Group of Global Public Law of the University da Coruña and the Ibero-American Network of Public Procurement. She speaks Spanish, English and French.

Fernando Barbalho Martins

CBB Advocacia was founded in September 2000, and the firm is built upon the intention of its members to form a legal office able to offer a highly technical and specialised service. CBB Advocacia provides tailor-made solutions in order to overcome the traditional model of litigation management and bases its services on the following principles:

  • individualized attention to every demand, optimizing the economic advantage and decreasing the liabilities involved in each case;
  • constant interaction with its customers, in order to improve their defense, based on the technical data of its economic activity;
  • the virtualization of its documents and the intense use of technology, enabling cost savings in the management of each process and ensuring agility in the reviewing of information and in the internal and external communication of its team.

Besides the representation before judicial and administrative bodies, CBB Advocacia develops high standard legal advisory, always guided by customised service to its clients, in order to inspire the shaping of legal solutions for the development of business activities and the prevention or reduction of the inherent risks of the duties performed by its customers.

Located in modern facilities in the heart of the financial and business centre of Rio de Janeiro, CBB Advocacia has a quick access to all state judicial courts, and the firm is also within a few minutes from the regional courts by bus or subway. Its location also allows easy contact to almost all public agencies and private entities related to the performance on behalf of its clients