Lawyer for over 30 (thirty) years, former chairman of the Portuguese Bar Association Rogério Alves has a long and solid legal career, having a widely known public profile in all matters related with the Law. During his career, Rogério Alves established himself in the legal market as a prestigious and independent attorney, actively pursuing major social and legal causes in Portugal and abroad, granting him national and international reputation.
Rogério Alves is known for his relevant participation before the general public, in defence of all fundamental rights and, in particular, the citizens’ civil rights, in order for an ethics based legal practice is able to ensure the pursuit of Justice and the defence of the legal rights of all citizens. His professional activity ranges from General Litigation, with particular emphasis with Criminal and White Collar Criminal Law and Financial Regulations Infringements. Rogério Alves also acts in regard with Commercial and Corporate Litigation.
Rogério Alves has been an attorney with own practice since 1987, pursuing its legal activity mainly in the areas of Litigation, Commercial and Corporate Law and Real Estate Law. From 1993 to 1995, he was active member of the Lisbon District Counsel of the Portuguese Bar Association. From 2002 to 2004, he was chairman of the Lisbon District Counsel of the Portuguese Bar Association. From 2005 to 2007, he was chairman of the Portuguese Bar Association. From 2006 to 2010, Rogério Alves and his team joined Portuguese law firm PMGBR - Sociedade de Advogados, as an of-counsel. From 2010 to 2013, Rogério Alves and his team was joined Portuguese law firm ABBC – Azevedo Neves, Benjamim Mendes, Carvalho & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, R.L., as an of-counsel. Since 2005, Rogério Alves has been an Invited Professor in Legal Discourse and Presentation at the Faculty of Law, Lisbon Catholic University. As of 2013, Rogério Alves is the founding and managing partner of Rogério Alves & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, R.L., being in charge of the Litigation and Arbitration practice area of the law firm. Senador of UIBA (Unión Iberoamericana de Colegios de Abogados) from 2011 to 2020.
Awarded with the Medal of the "Grande Inconfidência Mineira", by the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais' Governor, Aécio Neves, in 2006. Awarded with the Great Merit Cross, by the Spanish General Counsil of Lawyers, in December 2007, having participated in the closing conference of the congress' cerimony, with the subject on Presumption of Innocence. Awarded, by the International Union of Lawyers, for his activity in human rights and in defense of the prerrogatives of the legal profession, in 2007.