Tiago Lopes Fernandez has been a member of the VCA team in the areas of Labour Law and Social Security since 2015.

He started his professional activity in 2001 at Simões Correia Associados, providing legal advice in the areas of Labour Law and Labour Administrative Offences to several national banking institutions.

Between 2006 and 2013 he joined the Labour Department of Garrigues where, as coordinating associate of the Labour Litigation area of the Lisbon office, he advised several national and international companies, with a particular focus on labour litigation, corporate restructuring and acquisition of companies or business areas and collective redundancies.

He has extensive experience in the areas of labour and social security law, having participated in several corporate restructuring processes involving multiple jurisdictions and provided day-to-day labour advice to the Human Resources Departments of some of the world’s largest multinationals in the areas of new technologies and pharmaceuticals. He is a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Portuguese Sailing Federation.

Practice Areas

Labour and Social Security Law, labour litigation and labour misdemeanours


Law Degree – Faculty of Law, Universidade de Lisboa (2001)
Postgraduate in Labour Law and Social Security – Faculty of Law, Universidade de Lisboa (2003)

Professional Associations

Portuguese Bar Association
APODIT – Portuguese Labour Law Association


Portuguese, English, and Spanish


Participation in the collective work “JusPrático Laboral e Segurança Social” (2007)