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This content is provided by Bernardo Diniz de Ayala.

Practice Areas

Public Law, Project Finance, Energy.


Law Degree, Universidade de Lisboa, 1993.

Bernardo became a partner of Uría Menéndez in 2008. Prior to that, he was a partner at Sérvulo & Associados. He is currently the managing partner of Uría Menéndez-Proença de Carvalho’s Lisbon office.

He provides legal advice in the areas of public law, project finance and energy and natural resources.

In these areas, Bernardo focuses particularly on (i) public contracts (especially project finance contracts), (ii) administrative litigation and public law related arbitration, (iii) civil liability of public authorities, (iv) public M&A (regulated sectors), (v) privatisations, (vi) regulatory in general, (vii) financial products contracted by public entities, and (viii) environmental, energy and natural resources matters.

Professional Memberships

Portuguese Bar Association; International Bar Association; European Group of Public Law; Public Contracts in Legal Globalization network.


Languages: English, French and Spanish.