João Paulo Gomes > CMS > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Rua Castilho, 50
1250-071 Lisbon

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João Paulo Gomes is a partner in the Employment and Pensions practice at CMS Portugal and the head of the Madeira office. He provides labour advice to multinational companies, as well as local companies established in Madeira (within and outside the Madeira Free Trade Zone), notably in the hospitality, industry, construction and the airport sectors. He has extensive experience assisting employers with employment restructurings, incorporation of companies, employment contracts, arbitrations, as well as conducting a wide range of labour, civil and public litigation.

He also provides corporate and real estate advice to companies based in the International Business Centre of Madeira, focusing mainly on foreign multinationals investing in this financial center.


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Portugal > Employment

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Companies turn to the employment and pensions group at CMS for its highly praised corporate restructuring expertise. Local companies and organisations, and those with operations in Portugal, engage with the firm for advice on pension funds, training, labour disputes, dismissals and day-to-day operations. The group is aided by a dedicated immigration team, which also advises on tax, social security and permit-related matters. Key sectors for the team include industrial, banking, life sciences, insurance and aviation. Employment law experts Susana Afonso and Sofia Mateus jointly lead the practice, each with over 20 years of experience in contentious and non-contentious employment matters, with the former in restructuring and the latter in litigation. Key support for the restructuring practice comes in the form of João Gomes, who heads the firm’s Funchal, Madeira office.