Marta Santos Silva
Dr Marta Santos Silva joined Milieu in March 2016 as a legal advisor.
Marta has eleven years of experience as a country reporter and peer-reviewer for pan-European legal and policy projects. Her main areas of expertise include fundamental rights and civil justice. Her experience has been obtained primarily through participation in the Study Group on a European Civil Code as well as through participation in European projects on unfair contract terms and the sharing economy.
Prior to joining Milieu, Marta was research associate at the Centre of European Law and Politics in Bremen where she was chief-collaborator for a multidisciplinary EU project on tenancy law and housing policies and where she lectured on comparative civil and economic law, Portuguese private law and legal terminology.
From 2009-2012, she was an assistant professor at the Law department of the University Portucalense in Oporto and secretary-general of the institute for legal research. Here she accumulated extensive experience in managing large networks of international researchers, in co-editing publications and in organising international conferences and events.
Since 2009, Marta has lectured and spoken in several universities, research centers and discussion fora, including the United Nations in Geneva, the European Youth Centre Budapest (Council of Europe), the Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, the University of Lisbon, the University of Ljubljana and the Delft University of Technology.
Marta has also published widely in Central and Southern European peer-reviewed journals and in Brazil. She is a member of several international associations of lawyers and active in the field of legal translation. She was awarded a number of merit prizes and scholarships for her academic and professional achievements, namely from the Academy of European Law (ERA), the University of Strasbourg III, the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT) and the University of Osnabrück (Europa Prize).
She has a post-graduate degree in Legal-Political sciences at the Catholic University in Oporto and a comparative law specialisation degree from the International Faculty of Comparative Law in Strasbourg. More recently, she completed her PhD in European Private and Comparative Law at the University of Osnabrück. She is also currently a Visiting Fellow at the Centre of European Law and Politics in Bremen where she teaches a seminar entitled, "Comparative private and economic law".
Languages: Portuguese, English, German, French, Spanish and Italian