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Education, Honors & Awards
Provides Pro Bono Work with NPO's - Legal advice and practial add to the portuguese emmigrants in their relation with Portuguese Administation and to the inimmigrants (nationality law, residential visa, etc)
Youngest Member of Portuguese Parliament (1991-Dez1993); Adjoint of the Labour and Social Security Minister (1994/95). Legal Adviser of the Ombudsman for the children rights (1995/98); Senior Legal Adviser of Media Regulator - mainly freedom of speech and licensing cases (1998/2008)
Ana Paula Barros works at Santa Casa da Misericordia de Lisboa in the Gambling Department on gaming and gambling laws, focusing mainly on lotteries and betting, including horse-betting. Ana prepares the law projects and presents them to the Portuguese Government; serves as lawyer at the European Court of Justice in defendce of the Portuguese gambling laws, including public procurement, as the company has to comply with the public procurement procedures and administrative law. Aside from her legal projects, Ana is also an author. She published a book in 2009 about consumer protection and finalizing a book about games of chance, including lotteries and betting in Portugal - from the past to the future. It is Ana’s analysis of gaming, games, and gambling laws in use since the XIV Century until the decade of XXI century, from the acceptance to the prohibition of the games, their use by the Authorities, and their resilience and "Fenixability". She focuses on differences and similarities of the casino games, lotteries, and bets; the games structure, mechanics and methods; similarity of the games around the world. Ana also provides pro-bono work with the nationality law, immigrant’s rights and legal needs of Portuguese immigrants, mainly with the public authorities. Her future goal is coming back to politics mainly to preserve young players to get problem gambling.
Gaming and Gambling Laws; Public Procurement;European Court Practices; Stategic planning of the national police toward gaming and gambling (specially online gambling) and irrespectiv improvement at the European level (European Commission Services; European Counsil; European Parliament) Lobbying experience Post Graduated Studies: Competition & Regulation Law (2010);Court Pratics (2005);Consumer Protection Law European Summer course at the Universitiy of Louvain-la neuve (1990); Insurance Contract in Belgium (for Council of Europe in 1989) Advanced Formation - Public Procurement