Bernardo Cunha Ferreira > CMS > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Rua Castilho, 50
1250-071 Lisbon

Work Department

Energy & Natural Resources


Managing Associate


Bernardo Cunha Ferreira is a managing associate in the Energy and Natural Resources practice at CMS Portugal. His main area of focus is public law with particular emphasis on energy and environmental law. He has extensive experience advising national and international players in the energy sector, notably renewable energy (wind, solar photovoltaic and hydro) and cogeneration, amongst others.

He is particularly well versed in energy due diligences (solar and wind projects), regulatory, industrial licensing and environment, as well as monitoring contracts, litigation, and administrative proceedings.


Portuguese, English, Spanish

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Energy and natural resources

(Rising stars)

Bernardo Cunha FerreiraCMS

CMS is trusted by major clients across the entire energy chain, and highly regarded for its in-depth knowledge of ‘all matters of regulation and legislation in Portugal‘. The energy and climate change team is entirely dedicated to the energy sector, providing legal support on the implementation of projects, domestic and cross-border transactions, litigation, and an array of regulatory issues involving upstream and downstream oil and gas, power and renewable energy. Practice head Mónica Carneiro Pacheco is a leading authority in the Portuguese market; she has a strong reputation for her regulatory expertise in the sector and track record in headline-grabbing projects. Bernardo Cunha Ferreira, whose experience also covers environmental and industrial licensing, excels in the renewable energy space. Manuel Cassiano Neves ‘is a great expert in the area of energy and regulation‘, and demonstrates particular strength in public tenders and administrative proceedings.