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Uría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho

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Nuno Salazar

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Uría Menéndez

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Litigation and Arbitration, Insolvency, White Collar Crime.


Nuno Salazar Casanova is a partner of the firm since 2015 and has been a lawyer in the Litigation Practice Area of Uría Menéndez-Proença de Carvalho’s Lisbon office since 2004.He represents clients in judicial proceedings on a wide range of litigation matters, including civil, administrative, criminal and commercial proceedings. He also participates in arbitrations as attorney and as arbitrator.

In the last years he has represented clients in complex disputes, both national and international, regarding derivatives and other financial products.

He has ample experience in administrative proceedings ranging from infringements to banking, finance, securities and environmental law.

He represents clients in insolvency and restructuring proceedings, and has participated in numerous cases involving multiple jurisdictions.


English; Spanish.


Portuguese Bar Association.

Club Español de Arbitraje.

Associação Portuguesa de Arbitragem.

Concórdia - Centro de Conciliação, Mediação de Conflitos e Arbitragem.

Forum Penal - Associação de Advogados Penalistas.

INSOL Europe.


Law Degree, Universidade de Lisboa, 2002; Postgraduate Degree in European Studies, 2005.


Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Nuno Salazar Casanova - Uría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho

Within: Dispute resolution

Uría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho continues to attract high-value, high-profile litigation and arbitration cases, and often handles cross-border matters, capitalising on its network. Galp, Cimpor, Ricardo Salgado, Banco Santander Totta, TAP, and Odebrecht count among the team's clients. The ‘extraordinarily pragmatic’ Tito Arantes Fontes and the 'excellentFernando Aguilar de Carvalho jointly head the team; the ‘cleverNuno Salazar Casanova ‘manages clients well’ and is ‘easy to deal with’; senior associate Adriano Squilacce is ‘technically prepared’; Daniel Proença de Carvalho is the other name to note.

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Fraud and white-collar crime

Within: Fraud and white-collar crime

Uría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho represents companies and individuals in some of the most high-profile economic crime cases, such as its ongoing advice to Ricardo Salgado on over 100 cases relating to the collapse of BES and in Operation Marquês. It also successfully challenged the extradition request for businessman Raúl Schmidt in the context of the so-called Operation Car Wash, an investigation into money laundering in Brazil. This case was led by Alexandre Mota Pinto. The team is co-headed by Daniel Proença de Carvalho, Francisco Proença de Carvalho and Tito Arantes Fontes, and also includes Fernando Aguilar de Carvalho, Nuno Salazar Casanova and senior associate Adriano Squilacce.

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Insolvency and restructuring

Within: Insolvency and restructuring

Uría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho attracted high-profile matters, acting on both the debtor and creditor side, for clients in the construction, banking and private equity sectors. The team is noted for its ‘out-of-the-box recovery strategies’ and includes David Sequeira Dinis, a ‘very intelligent lawyer with enormous knowledge and ability to work’, and Nuno Salazar Casanova, who is singled out for his ‘availability, knowledge and negotiation skills’.

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