Eversheds Sutherland Professorship in International Corporate Law

Thanks to the support of Eversheds Sutherland, Católica Global School of Law and Católica Lisbon School of Law established the Eversheds Sutherland Professorship in International Corporate Law.

This partnership allowed Católica to appoint Petros Mavroidis, one of the world’s leading scholars in the fields of International Trade Law and Sports Law. Professor Mavroidis has been a legal adviser to the WTO since 1996, and is also the Edwin B. Parker Professor of Foreign and Comparative Law at Columbia Law School (New York City).

Professor Mavroidis “has been cooperating with Católica for several years now, being a teacher loved by our students”, as pointed out by Dean Miguel Poiares Maduro. “It’s a great pleasure to welcome him as a part of our resident faculty, thanks to this collaboration with Eversheds Sutherland”.

Professor Mavroidis shared his belief that his arrival “signals the enrichment of the study of contemporary issues in international relations and international law” at Católica. He is the author of various monographs, including recently Industrial Policy, National Security and the Perilous Plight of the WTO (Oxford University Press 2024), and China and the WTO, Why Multilateralism Still Matters with André Sapir (Princeton University Press 2021), as well as of numerous articles that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals. He has acted as reporter for the American Law Institute (ALI) project on “International Trade Law: the WTO”, is a member of the Institut de droit international, and a non-resident fellow at Bruegel (Brussels).



Petros-Constantinos Mavroidis has been teaching at Católica as a visiting professor since 2009, having been appointed a resident faculty member in 2024, holding the Eversheds Sutherland Professorship in International Corporate Law. He served as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) legal affairs division from 1992 to 1995 and has been a legal adviser to the WTO since 1996. He was the chief co-rapporteur for the American Law Institute study “Principles of International Trade: The WTO” (2013).

Mavroidis has written 10 books and scores of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His book The Regulation of International Trade won the 2017 Certificate of Merit in International Law for a distinguished contribution to the field from the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law. The two-volume tome is a meticulous exploration of WTO agreements regulating trade in goods. The third volume of the series, dealing with Trade in Services, was published by MIT Press in 2020.

Mavroidis is also the Edwin B. Parker Professor of Foreign and Comparative Law at a Columbia Law School, where he is a member of the Center on Global Governance and serves on the boards of advisers for the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law and the Columbia Journal of European Law.

Mavroidis is also a member of the American Law Institute, American Arbitration Association, and the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, and a non-resident fellow at Bruegel (Brussels).


Eversheds Sutherland is a global top 10 law practice that provides a wide range of legal services to a domestic and international client base which includes some of the world’s largest multinationals – and this from the day-to-day to the most complex, multi-jurisdictional matters.

Specifically in Portugal, Eversheds Sutherland Portugal is a full-service law firm with more than 30 years of history and a strongly consolidated presence in the market, operating from three offices (Lisbon, Porto and Faro) and also having associations with EVC Advogados, in Angola, and AG Advogados, in Mozambique, which are also part of the Eversheds Sutherland international network. Similarly to the other offices in the network, Eversheds Sutherland Portugal is recognized for promoting close relationships with its Clients, always taking into account their specific characteristics, which allows it to provide them with an integrated and tailor-made service aligned with their objectives and presenting them with the most appropriate solutions for each case.


Rodrigo Almeida Dias

Co-managing Partner of Eversheds Sutherland Portugal

In order to provide a truly added value service to our Clients, we know that we must hire and retain the best professionals and this requires, inter alia, a close connection with the academic world. It was in this context that the association with the Católica Global School of Law and the Católica Lisbon School of Law was born, intuitively and clearly for us. Such association has already materialized, among other aspects, in the sponsorship of the Masters in Law and Management by Eversheds Sutherland and the creation of the Eversheds Sutherland Professorship in International Corporate Law. Within the scope of the latter, we are now extremely proud to be associated with the hiring of an academic with the prestige of Professor Petros Mavroidis. It unequivocally proves the success of our partnership with Católica and reinforces our conviction that, with such a partnership, Eversheds Sutherland will increasingly be a reference at national and international level.