Firm Profile > CMS > Lisbon, Portugal

CMS
RUA SOUSA MARTINS, 10
1050-218 LISBON
Portugal

Energy and natural resources Tier 1

With a strong understanding of regulatory issues, CMS provides comprehensive legal services covering the entire energy chain. Typical mandates range from assisting with the development of projects, to acting for leading energy players in high-stakes litigation and M&A transactions at a local and cross-border level. Natural gas, electricity and renewable energy - wind, hydro and solar - are core areas of expertise for the well-established energy and climate change practice led by Mónica Carneiro Pacheco, who stands out for her significant regulatory expertise in the energy space. Bernardo Cunha Ferreira is a seasoned practitioner in environmental law and renewables, notably solar power projects. Manuel Cassiano Neves recently joined the team; he brings a wealth of experience in public concessions and energy supply agreements.

Practice head(s):

Mónica Carneiro Pacheco

Other key lawyers:

Bernardo Cunha Ferreira; Manuel Cassiano Neves

Testimonials

‘CMS is undoubtedly one of the most knowledgeable law firms in the energy sector. Mónica Carneiro Pacheco is our great reference for all regulatory and transactional matters.’

‘CMS is the firm you need to turn to in case you want to complete a transaction in record time.’

‘A multidisciplinary team, capable of embracing each challenge in an expeditious manner.’

‘Mónica Carneiro Pacheco manages a cohesive and balanced team, with areas of diversified expertise in the energy and natural resources sector. She is an excellent lawyer with a strong orientation towards the client. I would like to highlight Bernardo da Cunha Ferreira for the legal quality of his work and his attitude towards the client.’

‘The level of legal expertise and insight in the energy business in Portugal was exceptional. We encountered a highly delicate and difficult legal problem in a major transaction, but the team at CMS simply showed us how to deal with such a problem. To the point, thorough and precise conclusions completely disarmed this potential deal-breaker.’

‘Mónica Carneiro Pacheco was outstanding in every way in the work she carried out on our behalf. The level of preciseness and clear cut legal advice was exceptional. She is highly skilled and is a lawyer with great integrity.’

Key clients

EDP Group

Repsol

Acciona

Galp Energia, SA

Endesa

Helexia Development

Aquila Capital

Lightsource BP

Simplewatt

MXT Solar

Trina Solar

Banking and finance Tier 2

The banking and finance group at CMS has significant capabilities in cross-border transactions, often with links to Portuguese-speaking countries like Angola and Mozambique. The full-service team - which works closely with the M&A and dispute resolution departments - has been increasingly active in NPL deals, real estate finance, structured products, acquisition finance and litigation. It was one of the firms with a prominent role in the BES resolution process and the creation of Novo Banco as a bridge financial institution, which solidified its standing in the banking market. Focusing on cross-border matters, António Payan Martins leads the department, which also includes Francisco Xavier de Almeida, whose areas of expertise include credit securitisation and corporate finance.

Practice head(s):

António Payan Martins

Other key lawyers:

Francisco Xavier de Almeida

Key clients

J.P. Morgan

Deutsche Bank

Barclays Bank

Goldman Sachs

Davidson Kempner Partners

Caixa Geral de Depósitos

Commerzbank

Galp Energia

Amorim Luxury

Fortress Capital

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

With access to the firm's global network, the corporate and commercial team at CMS is extremely active in complex cross-border transactions. The team is adept at handling M&A and corporate law matters across a range of industries, with a particular emphasis on the energy and real estate sectors. Typical mandates also include advising private equity players on their investments in the Portuguese market. M&A, corporate restructuring, joint ventures and corporate finance are all notable areas of practice for co-head João Caldeira. Fellow co-leader Francisco Xavier de Almeida assists domestic listed companies and multinationals on inbound and outbound transactions.

Practice head(s):

João Caldeira; Francisco Xavier de Almeida

Other key lawyers:

Margarida Vila Franca; Tiago Valente de Oliveira

Key clients

Explorer Investments

Miguel Barreto

Amorim Luxury Group

Vinci Energies, S.A.

Crest Capital Partners

Aquila Capital

UBS Asset Management

Lightsource BP

Glennmont Partners

Hilton

Dispute resolution Tier 2

CMS fields the ability to assemble cross-office teams in multiple jurisdictions to handle major contentious matters. Contract litigation is at the core of the dispute resolution practice, which is a leader in disputes involving financial, securities and derivatives issues. On the arbitration front, the group focuses on energy, M&A, and shareholder conflicts. Miguel Esperança Pina is a key name in the arbitration community. He jointly oversees the team with Nuno Pena, who is a go-to litigator for banking clients. Rita Gouveia is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Nuno Pena; Miguel Esperança Pina

Other key lawyers:

Rita Gouveia; Diogo Castanheira Pereira; Manuela Costa

Testimonials

‘The partners I dealt with are extremely competent, flexible and focused. They have come up with various creative ways to solve difficult problems and are innovative.’

We have worked with partner Miguel Esperança Pina, and would highlight his expertise in litigation.’

‘Miguel Esperança Pina has in-depth legal knowledge, and a meticulous spirit. Rita Gouveia has profound knowledge of law.’

‘The level of dedication and attention of the team led by Miguel Esperança Pina is second to none.’

Key clients

AEDL – Auto-Estradas do Douro Litoral, S.A.

Attestor Capital LLP

Barclays Bank

MEO – Serviços de Comunicações e Multimedia

Goldman Sachs International

Eurobic Bank

Blue Tagus Advisory, Lda.

Employment Tier 2

The employment and pensions group at CMS stands out for its extensive experience in restructuring procedures and collective dismissal matters. Leading the team is Susana Afonso, who has a strong reputation in the market for her impressive track record in complex employment matters, particularly when it comes to staff restructuring. Labour disputes and disciplinary procedures are key areas of expertise for litigator Sofia Mateus, who is a key point of contact for longstanding clients. The Lisbon team receives key support from João Gomes, who is based in the Funchal office; he excels in restructuring exercises, often advising major companies from the transport and tourism sectors.

Practice head(s):

Susana Afonso

Other key lawyers:

Sofia Mateus; João Gomes

Testimonials

The experience and technical knowledge demonstrated by the CMS team in the matters in which we had the opportunity to work together was outstanding. Individually, I highlight the partner Susana Afonso.’

‘Susana Afonso has technical knowledge across the various subjects that make up employment law, which, associated with her vast experience, make her a leading lawyer in the national market.’

The service provided by the CMS labour team is based on offering practical and balanced solutions. The CMS team builds solutions together with the client and our human resources team. Susana Afonso is a lawyer with excellent analytical skills, endowed with practical sense. She has good negotiation skills, adapts quickly to contexts, and is able to establish golden partnerships. Sofia Mateus is a lawyer committed to building solutions, with excellent capacity for analysis, research and the study of legal solutions. She works in true partnership with the client’s team.’

‘Ability to assist in various legal fields; vast network of offices; very close relationship with clients;  great capacity to analyse complex legal situations.’

‘João Gomes is versatile, provides prompt legal advice and pragmatic suggestions, and is always available.’

‘Professionalism in dealing with matters, always in strict compliance with the law; emphasis on personalised advice tailored to the reality of the client and sector of activity; creative approach that always safeguards the client’s interests.’

‘João Gomes has been an excellent advisor. Susana Afonso’s involvement and monitoring of the processes has been unsurpassable from a technical point of view.’

Key clients

ALTICE

MODCONFEC

L’ORÉAL

ANGELINI

MYLAN

GENERIS

Ageas Portugal

EFACEC

Vinci Energies

Portway

IKEA Industry Portugal, S.A.

Axians

Gebalis

Abanca

Ricoh

Millennium BCP

Grupo Nabeiro

Generation

ANA

ISQ

Amorim Luxury

Monese

Audatex

Intellectual property Tier 2

The IP team at CMS is particularly noted for advising on the internationalisation of Portuguese companies and brands. The practice, which manages industrial property portfolios on behalf of domestic and international clients, is proficient across the full array of IP rights, offering prosecution, enforcement and litigation services. Counterfeiting cases and European Union trade mark matters are other areas of expertise for the department, which also provides specialised assistance to start-ups through its dedicated programme CMS equIP. José Luís Arnaut leads advice to leading oil and gas and technology companies in relation to patents, domain names and trade marks. João Leitão Figueiredo is another noteworthy IP practitioner, who is regularly retained by clients from the retail, media, technology and life sciences sectors.

Practice head(s):

José Luís Arnaut

Other key lawyers:

João Leitão Figueiredo; Miguel Quintans

Testimonials

The general level of service is excellent, as they have a team that shows: good knowledge and deep understanding of the legal framework; high technical competence; professionalism; great negotiation skills and a particular ability to reach consensus solutions, placing the client’s interest at the centre of the analysis and resolution of each problem; an integrated view and analysis of topics, covering the different specialties of law. The team is always available and able to give its opinion and work within demanding deadlines.’

‘We have been working mainly with Miguel Quintans and José Luis Arnaut. All of them are experts in their practice, with deep knowledge of the general legal framework, thus ensuring that all issues are dealt with professionally and efficiently.’

CMS is a reference in the market, since it has teams formed by highly qualified and efficient lawyers who ensure the resolution of the legal issues of its clients.’

‘João Leitão Figueiredo, a lawyer with a lot of experience and know-how in the field of intellectual property, demonstrates a lot of technical qualities and transmits security to the client since he always presents a solution for the legal cases that are presented to him.’

Team with high technical capacity and total availability.’

Key clients

GALP GROUP

AMORIM GROUP

SUPER BOCK GROUP

EDP GROUP

ALTICE GROUP

DANONE

LVMH GROUP

RICHEMONT GROUP

Delta Cafés

L’ ORÉAL GROUP

BENSAUDE GROUP

GENERIS

Dan Cake

Public law Tier 2

The public law department at CMS stands out for its expertise in infrastructure and energy projects in Portugal and abroad, notably Angola. Areas of expertise include public procurement, administrative litigation and arbitration. Gonçalo Guerra Tavares, who is recognised as a specialist in administrative law, oversees the team and assists a large number of Portuguese municipalities, and is skilled in PPPs and privatisations. Other key individuals include Duarte Lebre de Freitas and António Magalhães e Menezes.

Practice head(s):

Gonçalo Guerra Tavares

Other key lawyers:

Duarte Lebre de Freitas; António Magalhães e Menezes

Testimonials

‘CMS has helped us in many occasions where we needed public law advice, in complex matters involving regulation, EU law, Constitutional Law and Tax Law (as well as procedure). They are technically equipped and smart & reactive which always gives a decisive tone to their work.’

‘CMS is a law firm that provides high quality legal services in several specialised areas. Teams are well coordinated and organised, and have highly professional practitioners.’

‘Duarte Lebre de Freitas demonstrates refined critical and analytical senses, which makes the exchange of views on the matters he is entrusted with particularly stimulating and enlightening. His advice is always useful, and he has great understanding of the legal and institutional mechanisms that influence the outcome of the situation.’

‘CMS’s commercial administrative law practice is renowned for its quality, precision and promptness. There was no question left unanswered.’

‘The group, which is led by Gonçalo Guerra Tavares and Duarte Lebre de Freitas, further benefits from its close ties with the media regulatory practice.’

‘Very good compromise between the quality of work, the availability of the team and the cost of services. We highly value the responsiveness and the fact that they are practically always contactable and available to help immediately.’

‘Gonçalo Guerra Tavares and António Magalhães e Menezes are recommended for their vast experience, technical knowledge and availability.’

Key clients

REN

ENDESA

Goldman Sachs International

Scotturb, SA

Betclic Everest Group

ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, S.A.

Ricoh

Beckman Coulter

Lisboa Ocidental, SRU

Avanza Group

EDP Group

Futrifer, SA

MOP – Multimédia Outdoors Portugal, SA

LNEC (National Laboratory for Civil Engineering)

Município de Oeiras

Tax Tier 2

With recent work including due diligence and tax structuring advice on major M&A transactions and NPL acquisitions, CMS's tax team brings together individual expertise and the international reach of the wider firm to assist clients on the full range of tax issues. Practice head Patrick Dewerbe has extensive experience in corporate tax matters, both domestic and international, while Nuno Figueirôa Santos provides tax advisory services to domestic and international companies. Managing associate Susana Estêvão Gonçalves is actively involved across all of the team's non-contentious mandates.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Dewerbe

Other key lawyers:

Nuno Figueirôa Santos; Susana Estêvão Gonçalves

Testimonials

‘CMS is a very highly skilled law firm when it comes to tax. They master procedural law which can be very complex sometimes as well as all the arguments needed to perform. They show great willingness to understand deeply the sector they work for and find good analogies when it comes to jurisprudence.’

‘Patrick Dewerbe is a seasoned tax lawyer with a very good background, so he is very well rounded: he knows how lawyers work and should work, the auditors, deals with the tax administration on a day to day basis and is very respected, as such, across the legal community and usual counterparts.’

‘Good with Portuguese tax structuring. Efficient, reliable and a good value for money.’

‘Nuno Figuerôa Santos is a very dedicated and knowledgeable lawyer. He is always available for a call and has helped create very efficient structures.’

‘The most important thing about engaging with the tax practice of a law firm is the ability to communicate with someone who asks the right questions and who has a good commercial grasp of the underlying business. CMS has shown this time and time again in all of our dealings with them, and in particular as demonstrated by Nuno Santos.’

‘Nuno Santos is outstanding as a partner able to grasp the complex details of a transaction or a particular situation, and who is always able to relay a solution or a way of approaching such complexity with clarity and precision. This is in part from having a very good commercial command of business but also from knowing when to ask the right questions. Nuno always makes himself available even if not entirely convenient to him something which is also appreciated, and furthermore is very patient and skilled at educating others, explaining in simple language even quite complicated matters.’

‘Good atmosphere and good team. A good atmosphere permeates the team.’

‘Patrick Dewerbe, an extraordinarily easy person to work with. A good and honest professional.’

Key clients

ANA AEROPORTOS DE PORTUGAL, S.A.

AQUILA CAPITAL REAL ASSETS INVESTMENT

ATENA EQUITY PARTNERS – SOCIEDADE DE CAPITAL DE RISCO, S.A.

BAHIA, JOIAS DE AUTOR, LDA

BANQUE DEGROOF PETERCAM LUXEMBOURG S.A.

BERGÉ AUTOMOCIÓN PORTUGAL, LDA /

CEPSA – PORTUGUESA PETRÓLEOS, S.A.

COBEGA, S.A.

CREST CAPITAL PARTNERS – SOCIEDADE DE CAPITAL DE RISCO, S.A.

DAVIDSON KEMPNER EUROPEAN PARTNERS LLP

DELL BANK INTERNATIONAL d.a.c

EFACEC CAPITAL, SGPS, S.A.

ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL

EASYJET

EUCLID TRANSACTIONAL EUROPE GMBH

EXPLORER INVESTMENTS – SOCIEDADE DE CAPITAL DE RISCO S.A.

GALP ENERGIA, SGPS, S.A.

GAZPROMBANK

GENERIS FARMACÊUTICA, S.A.

IKEA PORTUGAL

JEANE BUCHER JAEGER

LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE EUROPE SE

LINCE CAPITAL

NATIXIS ASSET MANAGEMENT SA

MORNINGTON CAPITAL (MORNINGBRIDGE)

OMIP – OPERADOR DO MERCADO IBÉRICO DE ENERGIA

QAIR INTERNATIONAL

RECIPHARM LISBON

ROADIS TRANSPORTATION HOLDING S.L.U.

SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE PRIVATE BANKING

TESLA

THE GENESIS EMERGING MAR

Capital markets Tier 3

Specialising in cross-border transactions, CMS covers the whole spectrum of equity and debt capital markets transactions, securitisation and regulatory matters. In addition, the team provides routine assistance on corporate governance and compliance matters to several listed companies and shareholders. Leading the department is Francisco Xavier de Almeida, who has substantial experience in privatisations and credit securitisation.

Practice head(s):

Francisco Xavier de Almeida

Key clients

Aquila Capital

J. Stern & Co

Attestor Capital LLP

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft

Goldman Sachs

Standard Life Aberdeen plc

Caixa – Banco de Investimento, S.A.

FCE bank plc

Barclays Bank Plc

Galp Energia, SGPS, S.A.

Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

The privacy and data protection team at CMS acts for a varied client roster of companies operating in highly regulated sectors, notably technology, healthcare and financial services. The firm's service offering covers GDPR compliance, data breaches, online tracking, as well as use of cookies and data transfers. Clients benefit from firm-wide innovative tools, including an international 24/7 cyber breach response service and mobile app CMS Breach Assistant. Names to note include practice head José Luís Arnaut and João Leitão Figueiredo, who are both proficient in personal data and privacy protection.

Practice head(s):

José Luís Arnaut

Other key lawyers:

João Leitão Figueiredo

Testimonials

‘CMS reveals a degree of maturity and a perception of the national market in the field of data protection that is well above average. João Figueiredo is recommended.’

‘I would like to highlight their availability to resolve issues and the practical advice.’

‘Strong team focus with specialists in the field and experience to back it up. Excellent presentation skills and explanation of the law is always done within the commercial context of the business.’

‘I consider CMS’s main qualities to be the promptness and quality of the services provided. The experience of the partners combined with the youth of the associates guarantees the expected legal security while keeping abreast of all news.’

‘João Figueiredo, stands out for his excellence; he is one of the most competent lawyers in Portugal in this area.’

Key clients

Vinci Goup

Thales

Axians

Essilor Goup

DaVita Group

Angelini Group

Nabeiro Group

Bensaude Group

BEL Group

Prosegur Group

Douglas Group

NAV Portugal

EDP Group

GALP Group

ANA Aeroportos

IKEA INDUSTRIES

FCE Bank PLC

ABANCA

Millennium bcp

Viveiros Monterosa

Associação Alzheimer Portugal

Cofidis

EU and competition Tier 3

CMS has a solid reputation for merger control work and strong cross-border capabilities. With extensive experience in regulated industries, the team counts some of the leading consumer goods companies among its clients. Luís Miguel Romão oversees the group, which is increasingly involved in antitrust cases pending before the PCA and consequent litigation involving infringement decisions. Besides providing a one-stop-shop for compliance-related matters, the firm also offers clients access to a sector-specific tool (CMS Dawn Raid APP), which can be used to alert lawyers at the touch of a button.

Practice head(s):

Luís Miguel Romão

Testimonials

‘The CMS’s European and competition law, and in particular, its leading partner, Luís Miguel Romão, provides all kind of advice relating to competition law. They have a very extensive knowledge of EU and Portuguese Competition laws, having practised within such an area of the law for decades. I really appreciate the responsiveness of Miguel and his ability to connect with various stakeholders with high communication and human skills. ’

‘I particularly recommend Luis Miguel Romão (partner) of the CMS European and competition law department, for his extensive knowledge of Portuguese and EU competition laws and for his communication and human skills.’

‘In addition to the high availability that the team has shown, it has worked with both us and our parent company in an efficient, structured and client-friendly manner. They have everything that a multinational company looks for in a law firm.’

‘The partner in the area of Competition law, Luís Miguel Romão, stands out for his availability and efficiency, but above all for his security and confidence. Working with Luís Miguel Romão gives us the absolute certainty that we are in good hands and that the interests of our company will be defended in the best possible way.’

Luís Miguel Romão stands out for his serenity and availability, no challenge or obstacle seems insurmountable.’

Luís Miguel Romão demonstrates in-depth knowledge of competition law in different sectors of activity. He uses accessible language in interactions, being particularly clear in the questions and / or requests for clarification.’

Luís Miguel Romão is a good lawyer, very combative and always fighting hard for his clients’ interests. He has a lot of experience and a very solid knowledge of all areas of competition law.’

Key clients

Goldman Sachs

Futrifer

Lidl Portugal

MEO

MOP – Multimédia Outdoors Portugal

L’Oréal Portugal

Vinci Energies Portugal

Cepsa

Essilor Luxottica Portugal

Coca-Cola European Partners

Betclic

ANA

Tabaqueira II

Insolvency and restructuring Tier 3

CMS has particular strength in bank resolution and insolvency, and as such was well placed to represent several clients in the aftermath of the resolution and liquidation of Banco Espírito Santo. The firm leverages its considerable international footprint to advise on cross-border matters spanning various sectors, including finance, real estate, sports and telecoms. Nuno Pena has a focus in the bank recovery and resolution directive (BRRD) and related matters, and co-heads the practice with Miguel Esperança Pina, a dispute resolution expert. Head of the banking practice António Payan Martins is another key contact. Joaquim Shearman de Macedo left the firm in June 2020.

Practice head(s):

Nuno Pena; Miguel Esperança Pina

Other key lawyers:

António Payan Martins

Key clients

Davidson Kempner European Partners, LLP

Fortress and Altamira – Project Lemon

Goldman Sachs International

Massilly Holding, S.A.S. – Neorelva

Panificação Reunida de Queluz

Royal Summer, S.A., SPV from the Discovery Real Estate Fund, SICAV-FIS

Sunnyplace VII, S.A., SPV from the Discovery Real Estate Fund, SICAV-FIS

Attestor Capital LLP

Summer Ria, S.A., SPV from the Discovery Real Estate Fund, SICAV-FIS

Imoconsórcio – Sociedade Imobiliária, Lda.

GCC Lisboa – Gestão de Centros Comerciais (“GCC Picoas”)

TMT Tier 4

CMS's Lisbon office fields a technology, media and communications group that has notable strength in advising multinational companies on marketing and advertising issues. Advice within the technology sector is also a key specialism; recent highlights including advising on the relevant aspects of large acquisitions in the technology and banking sectors. José Luís Arnaut is the practice head and key contact, supported by managing associate João Leitão Figueiredo.

Practice head(s):

José Luís Arnaut

Other key lawyers:

João Leitão Figueiredo

Testimonials

‘Always available when needed, innovative and unconventional solutions, deep sector knowledge, tailor-made advice. The first-class dream team. The team is phenomenal.’

Key clients

AWS – Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Vinci Group

Thales Group

Axians

Infor Global Solutions

Essilor Group

DaVita Group

Angelini Group

NAV Portugal

Davidson Kempner European Partners

EDP Group

GALP Group

SUPER BOCK GROUP

Angola > Foreign firms Tier 3

The Lisbon office of CMS fields a dedicated Lusophone Africa team of eight lawyers, whose multi-disciplinary expertise has recently attracted instructions from clients in the real estate, banking and oil and gas sectors, among others. Practice head Alberto Galhardo Simões joined in September 2019 and has over 25 years of experience in corporate and M&A, infrastructure and project finance. Gonçalo Guerra Tavares has public law expertise. Tiago Machado Graça is also a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Galhardo Simões

Other key lawyers:

Gonçalo Guerra Tavares; Tiago Machado Graça; Patrick Dewerbe

Testimonials

The team is commercial, practical and responsive which helps get deals get done smoothly.

Alberto Galhardo Simões and his team are very approachable and easy to deal with. They help find practical solutions and are client orientated.

Key clients

Gazprombank

Kinda Home

Maersk Drilling

Hilton

The Halo Trust

Caixa de Segurança Social das Forças Armadas de Angola

Lassarat

Bumi Armada

ALPLA Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co

Advanced Maritime Transports

QGMI

Mota Engil Angola

Rui Pena, Arnaut & Associates is a proud member of the global CMS team, a world leading group ranked amongst the Top 10 Global Law Firms. Given its presence in more than 40 countries, the group has been able to built its knowledge and experience on international law. Being part of the CMS group has put our law firm in the unique position of being able to provide our clients with a combination of excellent legal services and expertise across several jurisdictions, while upholding the highest international standards.

Our firm is composed of a multidisciplinary legal team that not only has vast expertise on a multitude of legal practices, but is also committed on using the judicial knowledge acquired over the past 50 years, towards the development of practical and efficient strategies suited to the needs of our clients. We indeed possess the unparalleled ability of establishing very strong trusting relationships with our clients and are always committed to providing a result focus personalised service.

Furthermore, we provide support to companies looking to modernise their business with the development of a more sustainable and socially responsible business model, allowing them to keep up with the several changes brought by the new digital era.

Finally, our law firm believes in the creation of a diverse workforce determined to contribute towards the enrichment and innovation of the service provided while also retaining the best talent.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance António Payan Martins antonio.payanmartins@cms-rpa.com
Commercial, corporate and M&A | Capital markets | Private equity Francisco Xavier de Almeida francisco.almeida@cms-rpa.com
Commercial, corporate and M&A | Capital markets | Private equity João Caldeira joao.caldeira@cms-rpa.com
Competition and EU Law Luís Miguel Romão luis.romao@cms-rpa.com
Dispute resolution (including arbitration) | Insolvency and restructuring | Insurance Joaquim Shearman de Macedo joaquim.macedo@cms-rpa.com
Dispute resolution (including arbitration) Nuno Pena nuno.pena@cms-rpa.com
Employment and pensions Susana Afonso susana.afonso@cms-rpa.com
Energy and natural resources Mónica Carneiro Pacheco monica.carneiropacheco@cms-rpa.com
Insolvency and restructuring Nuno Pena nuno.pena@cms-rpa.com
TMC – technology, media and communications | Intellectual property and life sciences José Luís Arnaut joseluis.arnaut@cms-rpa.com
Public law Gonçalo Guerra Tavares goncalo.tavares@cms-rpa.com
Real estate and construction Luís Abreu Coutinho luis.coutinho@cms-rpa.com
Tax Patrick Dewerbe patrick.dewerbe@cms-rpa.com
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Luís Abreu Coutinho  photo Mr Luís Abreu Coutinho Luís Abreu Coutinho develops his activity mainly in the area of Real…
Mrs Susana Afonso  photo Mrs Susana Afonso Partner and Head of Employment & Pensions team
Mr José Luís Arnaut  photo Mr José Luís Arnaut José Luís Arnaut has a vast experience on legal strategic advice to…
Mr João Caldeira photo Mr João Caldeira Partner and Co-Head of the Corporate and M&A practice
Ms Mónica Carneiro Pacheco photo Ms Mónica Carneiro Pacheco Mónica Carneiro Pacheco has more than 25 years of experience and develops…
Mr Patrick Dewerbe  photo Mr Patrick Dewerbe Patrick Dewerbe has more than 25 years experience and develops his activity…
Mr Gonçalo Guerra Tavares  photo Mr Gonçalo Guerra Tavares Gonçalo Guerra Tavares has more than 20 years experience in public procurement…
Mr António Payan Martins  photo Mr António Payan Martins António Payan Martins develops his activity mainly in the areas of Banking…
Mr Nuno Pena  photo Mr Nuno Pena Nuno Pena develops his activity in the areas of civil, commercial and…
 Luís Miguel Romão photo Luís Miguel Romão Luís Miguel Romão has more than 20 years experience in Competition and…
Mr Francisco Xavier de Almeida  photo Mr Francisco Xavier de Almeida Francisco Xavier de Almeida develops his activity mainly in the areas of…
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