Law Graduate by the Law Faculty of the University of Coimbra (1968).
Frequency of the 6th complementary year of History and Legal Sciences by the Law Faculty of the University of Coimbra.
I and II degree of the Comparative Law Course by international Faculty for the Teaching of Comparative law (Strasbourg 1969 and Amsterdam 1970).
Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association as a Lawyer (1970).
Chairman of the General Assembly of Mota-Engil, SGPS, SA.
Chairman of the Board of the General Assembly of Banco Carregosa, SA.
Chairman of the Board of the General Assembly of Cimpor, SGPS, SA.
Chairman of the General Assembly of IBERFIBRAN, Poliestireno Extrudido, SA.
Vice-president and Chairman of the General Assembly and Member of the Superior Council of Banco Comercial Português (1987 – 2009).
Member of the Scientific Council of the Portuguese Section of the International Association of Insurance Law (AIDA).
President of the Porto District Council of the Portuguese Bar Association (1987-1989).
Vice-President of the General Council of the Portuguese Bar Association (1993 ¬ 1995).
1st Vice-President of the Superior Council of the Portuguese Bar Association (2002-2004).
Visiting Professor at Porto's School of Management (EGP) of the University of Porto (1993 – 2004).
Portugal’s Representative at the Steering Committee for Human Rights of the Council of Europe (1977-1980).
Founder and Managing Partner at "Miguel Veiga, Neiva Santos e Associados, RL" (2002).