Lawyer and University Professor
João is affiliated with the Law School of the Portuguese Catholic University, where he regularly teaches on tax and regulatory issues, having recently taught the first course on the Regulation of Medical Cannabis in the country.
João is a founding partner of Gama Glória law firm and a senior advisor of the Albright Stonebridge Group in Washington DC. As a lawyer and policy advisor, he has been focusing on disruptive, innovative and frontier business models in the technology and healthcare sectors, including cannabis. João is a regular speaker on cannabis policy (Cannabis Europa, Cannabis Business Europe, MJBiz European Cannabis Symposium) .
He served as a political advisor to the President of Portugal and served as a member of the Portuguese Government as the Secretary of State for Local Government. He is a frequent commentator in the Portuguese media and co-authored “Cannabis Law”, with Joana Albernaz Delgado, to be published.