João Valadas Coriel > VCA - Valadas Coriel & Associados > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

VCA - Valadas Coriel & Associados
Rua Tierno Galvan, 10, Torre 3, 16th floor
1070-274 Lisbon

Work Department

Private Wealth and Tax


Managing Partner of VCA


João Valadas Coriel co-founded Valadas Coriel & Associados (VCA) in 2001. Currently managing partner, he coordinates across all VCA departments. His expertise and decisiveness are sought to break deadlocks, close deals and generally to get things to the next level. He comes across as a solution minded savvy lawyer. He has worked on many transactions and is a trusted adviser to many private clients, family offices, foundations, and corporations.
João excels in leading teams and participates frequently as a speaker at workshops, seminars, and conferences in his practice areas. João is also qualified as an International Arbitrator by the CIArb of London and as a tax expert by ISEG-Lisbon School of Economics and Management. João writes for national newspapers and international organisations about developments in the law, its impact on the economy and society at large and about the future of the law profession. João was elected an Officer of the IBA Senior Lawyers Committee in March 2021.


Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and Italian


Portuguese Bar Association; Portuguese Tax Association; International Bar Association; International Fiscal Association; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).


Degree in Law (Faculty of Law, Universidade de Lisboa, 1992); Master in Public Health (Faculty of Medicine, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 1998); International Trade and Shipping Law Course (London Guildhall University / Lloyds, 1999); Postgraduate in Management and Tax Law (ISEG, 2007); Law Management Program (IE, Madrid / London, 2012).

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Dispute resolution

VCA – Valadas Coriel & Associados offers advice to a large number of corporate and private clients seeking representation in civil actions, insolvency disputes, corporate and commercial litigation. Highlighted for its ‘great knowledge of processes and legal systems‘, the team is skilled at handling cases with an international element, often acting alongside leading international firms. Contentious matters involving the real estate sector and tax law are also core areas of expertise for the group, which is jointly headed by João Valadas Coriel, ‘an outstanding commercially minded lawyer’, and dispute resolution expert Hugo Martins Braz.