Who are we

João Carlos Cirne Tomar

Bibliographical Data:
Lawyer – Professional license 8798 L (Portuguese Bar Association)

Rui Jorge de Amorim Mesquita

Bibliographical Data:
Lawyer – Professional license 10219 L (Portuguese Bar Association)

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Correspondents of Ukriniurkolegia in Portugal.
  • Member of the PEOPIL (Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers).

Detailed Curriculum Vitae

João Carlos Cirne Tomar


Professional Training:
  • English course at the American Language Institute.
  • Course on International Trade, Transport and Insurance at Rhensil Consultores em Comércio Internacional, Seguros e Transportes Lda, from 22 to 26 June 1987.
  • Seminar on Maritime Law, from the Portuguese Young Lawyers Association, 6 May 1988.
  • Day on International Trade and Road Transport, from Rhesil, 18 May 1989.
  • Master Degree in EU Law with option on Work Accidents (not completed) at the Faculty of Law from the University of Lisbon.
Professional Status:
  • Lawyer, partner of the law firm João Cirne Tomar & Rui de Amorim Mesquita, Sociedade de Advogados, R.L.
  • Trainer at Actuarial.
  • Founding member of the Portuguese Sports Law Association.
  • Member of the Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers.
Previous Professional Status:
  • Between 1977 and 1993, clerk, technical expert and legal advisor at Companhia de Seguros Império, in the following sectors:
    • Maritime, Air and Transport;
    • Large claims;
    • Decentralisation;
    • Technical Direction of Car Insurance.
  • Between 1993 and 1998, liquidator expert and trainer at Império in Civil Liability and Highway Code.
  • Between 1996 and 1998, trainer at A.P.E.C. and A.C.E. of applicants for driving instructors and examiners.
  • Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the Basketball Club League.

Rui Jorge de Amorim Mesquita


Professional Experience (since 2001 to date):
  • Lawyer – Professional license 10219 L (Portuguese Bar Association).
  • Field of expertise: Indemnity Law, Accidents, Insurance and Personal Injury.
  • João Cirne Tomar & Rui de Amorim Mesquita, Sociedade de Advogados, RL, with offices in Rua Marquês de Fronteira 117, 1º Esq., 1070-292 Lisbon.
  • Member of the Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers.
  • Former on Accidents at Actuarial, SA, to senior employees of insurance companies in Portugal, until 2012
  • Former on Civil Responsibility- Practice and Cases, Insurance Formation on Civil responsibility, at Portuguese Association of Insurers ( APS)
  • Representative of ARAG – Legal Protection in Portugal, for the settlement of accidents in Portugal and in Europe, until 2012
  • Representative of CED – Legal Protection in Portugal, for the settlement of accidents in Portugal and in Europe
  • Representative of Ukriniurkoleguia (Ukrainian law firm) in Portugal, in the settlement of claims from members of the Ukrainian community, since 2003
  • Lawyer for the company Mapfre Seguros Generales
Professional Experience (from 1991 to 2001):
  • May / September 2001:
    • Insurance Company Europeia / Winterthur Seguros Generales.
    • Function: Responsible for the Project "Travel Assistance".
  • June 2000 / April 2001:
    • Insurance Company Europeia /Winterthur Seguros Generales.
    • Function: Responsible for the Individual Segment Subscriptions.
  • June 1999 / June 2001:
    • Insurance Company Equitativa and Insurance Company Europeia – Grupo Winterthur
    • Function: Assistant to the Director in charge of Accidents for company Europeia
  • May 1997 / June 1999:
    • Insurance Company EQUITATIVA - GRUPO WINTERTHUR
    • Function: Responsible for Accidents in All Non-Life Branches – Various Risks
  • 1996 / 1997:
    • Insurance Company SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA SEGUROS - SPS - GRUPO ATHENA
    • Function: Responsible for Accidents in Work Production and Accidents
  • 1991 / 1996:
    • Insurance Company PRÉSÈRVATRICE FONCIÈRE ASSURANCES PFA - GRUPO ATHENA
    • Function: Responsible for Motor Vehicle in Production and Accidents
Academic Training:
  • 1990: Post-Graduation in Finances and Tax at ISCTE, with the final average of 16 points (out of 20).
  • 1989: Degree in Law, in the Legal-Economic Sciences field, from the Classic University of Lisbon with the final average of 13 points (out of 20).
  • 1983: Secondary studies, area D (History, Philosophy and English), with the final average of 17.4 points (out of 20).
Specialised courses:
  • 2007: New regullation DL 291/2007, of 21/8
  • 2000: Risks Analysis and Risk Management Course at A.P.S.
  • 1998: Winterthur Managing Course, addressed to the Group’ senior insurance managers, at Winterthur Ibérica, for 5 days.
  • 1997: Settlement of Accidents/Use of the Informatics System GIS Course, at the Winterthur Group in Barcelona, for 2 days.
  • 1994: Settlement of Motor Accidents and Methods for Management Control Course, at Group Athena in Paris, for 15 days.
  • 1993: Dynargie Course (conducting meetings, interviews, training, management, evaluation and performance control), lectured by Dr. Pierre Debourdeaux, after working hours, for 6 months.
  • 1989: New Information Technologies, Modernisation and Organisation Course, at Centro Interdisciplinar de Formação, during six months.
Participation in Seminars:
  • 2019: Conference “indemnization on Personal Injuries”, CCB, 9 th April
  • 2007: "Perspectives on the Settlement of Accidents" by Liberty/Dekra Portugal.
  • 2000: "Perspectives on the Insurance Sector" by APS.
  • 1999: "Compensation for bodily injuries" by APS.
  • 1998: "Fraud in the Insurance sector" by APS.
  • 1996: "DCA System/Evolution and Perspectives" by APS.
  • 1995: "Settlement of Property Accidents" by Luso-Roux Portugal.
  • 1992: "DCA Management/Introduction to the System" by APS.
  • 1991: "Management of Accidents" by APS.
Conhecimentos de Informática:
  • Windows / Office; Lotus Notes; Lotus; Word; Excel; PowerPoint.
Línguas:
  • Native language: Portuguese.
  • English: Fluent reader, speaker and writer.
  • French: Fluent reader, speaker and writer.
  • Italian: Median reader, speaker and writer.
  • Spanish: Fluent reader, speaker and writer.
Other elements of Professional Advancement:
  • Since 2005: Former and trainer on Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Between 1992 and 2000: Participation in several training and improvement projects in the area of accidents management, inter- and intra-company, aimed at the staff, technicians and agents.
  • Representative of the Companies with the APS - Technical and Motor Vehicle Commissions.
  • Since 1993: Arbitrator and expert, as a lawyer and rapporteur, within the framework of the CASA - Convenção Amigável de Regularização de Sinistros Automóveis [Friendly Convention for the Regulation of Car Accidents], at the APS level, and since then always as a representative of the insurance companies to whom I render services.
  • Since 1990: Examination and registration as a Lawyer at the Portuguese Bar Association (Lisbon), with professional license 10219, specialised in Obligations and Civil Liability Law, activity that was suspended in 1999.
  • Since 1990: Graduated as Physical Education Monitor by the National Sports Federation and the Lisbon Basketball Association.
  • Since 1974: Practitioner and player of basketball, tennis and golf.

Luís Pedro Freitas Cyrne Tomar


Professional Experience
  • Lawyer - Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 2016
        JOÃO CIRNE TOMAR & RUI DE AMORIM MESQUITA, SOCIETY OF LAWYERS. RL- 2013-Present
Academic and Professional Training
  • 2016: Completion of Postgraduate Business Law - Law School University of Lisbon
  • 2015: Completion of the curricular part Master's Degree in Legal and Forensic Sciences - Law School University of Lisbon
  • 2014: Conclusion of Postgraduate Bioethics Law - Law School University of Lisbon
  • 2013: Civil Procedure Code Reform Conference - on the matter of fact and evidence - Portuguese Bar Association
  • 2013: Workshop - General Liability Insurance Days "New challenges for general liability insurance for Drones and Driverless Cars" - Portuguese Insurance Association (PIA)
  • 2013: Conclusion of Civil Liability Course - Portuguese Insurance Association (PIA)
  • 2013: Conclusion Intensive Claims Management Course - JOÃO CIRNE TOMAR & RUI DE AMORIM MESQUITA, SOCIEDADE DE ADVOGADOS. RL
  • 2013: Law Degree, final average: 14 (fourteen) points - Faculty of Law of the Lusíadas University of Lisbon
  • 2005: Completion 12th year of schooling - Dona Luísa de Gusmão High School

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