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RUA VÍTOR CORDON, 10 A - 4TH FLOOR, 1249-202 LISBON, PORTUGAL
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Work +351 21 322 35 90
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Fax +351 21 322 35 99
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www.cca-ontier.com
Lisbon, Shanghai

Domingos Cruz

Tel:
Work +351 21 322 35 90
Email:
CCA Law Firm

Work Department

Corporate and M&A / Banking and Finance / Real Estate.

Position

Partner. Domingos Cruz focuses his practice on Corporate Law, including M&A, corporate restructuring and corporate governance. He also advises clients regarding all kind of financing agreements and strategies, namely corporate finance, project finance, asset finance and real estate finance.

Career

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association in 2004. Partner of CCA since 2007. Associated Professor in Instituto da Empresa, Business School, Madrid, since 2008. Associated Professor in Porto Business School (PBS)

Languages

English, Spanish and German.

Member

Portuguese Bar Association (Professional card nr. 19 638 L).

Education

Law degree, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Católica Portuguesa (2001). LLM International Legal Practice at Instituto de Empresa Business School, Madrid (2006). Scholarship for the LLM Program of Northwestern University, School of Law and the Kellogg School of Management, Chicago (2006). Law Firm Management Master (IE Madrid/London 2010)

Leisure

Tennis. Bookseller and Publisher.


Portugal

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

CCA ONTIER is ‘time efficient, prompt at responding, and understands clients' needs’. Sephora, Accor Hotels, Havas Group and Europcar all form part of the client roster. Domingos Cruz and managing associate Rita Trabulo jointly lead the team along with managing associate Sara Reis, who joined from Miranda & Associados.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

CCA ONTIER advises retail and other commercial clients on leases, and corporate and individual clients on sales and acquisitions. Clients include C&A, Europcar, and L’Occitane. Domingos Cruz and Maria Santa Martha are the names to note, and are based in Lisbon and Oporto, respectively.

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