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Nuno Pena

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Dispute Resolution / Restructuring & Insolvency


Nuno Pena has been developing his professional activity with particular emphasis on the areas of Civil, Commercial, Corporate Litigation and Restucturing and Insolvency. Nuno Pena is a founding partner of CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut


Portuguese, English, Spanish


Nuno Pena is graduated in law from the Law Faculty of the Catholic University Portugal with a Post-graduation degree in Management and Taxation from the Advanced Financial and Tax Studies Institute.


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

In a major coup, CMS added Miguel Esperança Pina and Rita Gouveia from Cuatrecasas to the team. The outfit maintains a varied litigation and arbitration practice, and in one highlight represented Armscor in a claim for fees brought by a British and Panamanian company relating to the setting up of a channel to acquire, assemble and transport helicopters to South Africa. Highly regarded Joaquim Shearman de Macedo led on the matter jointly with the recommended Nuno Pena.

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Insolvency and restructuring

Within: Insolvency and restructuring

CMSNuno Pena is assisting Caixa Económica Montepio Geral as majority creditor in the recovery of Espírito Santo Hotéis, which is owned by Rio Forte. The ‘well-connected’ Joaquim Shearman de Macedo is a ‘solid lawyer with good commercial judgement and creative thinking’. He is representing Chamartín Group in negotiations with banks as part of its recovery and insolvency restructuring. Miguel Esperança Pina and Rita Gouveia joined from Cuatrecasas in November 2018.

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