João Caldeira > CMS > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Rua Castilho, 50
1250-071 Lisbon

Work Department

Corporate M&A




João Caldeira is a partner and co-Heads the Corporate M&A practice at CMS Portugal. His main areas of focus are commercial law, mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructuring, venture capital, joint ventures, capital markets and corporate finance. He has extensive experience of leading multidisciplinary teams in high profile domestic and cross-border transactions.


Portuguese, English, Spanish

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Highly rated in the market’, the corporate and M&A team at CMS is a solid choice for international and domestic investors across a wide range of sectors, including transport, manufacturing, energy and distribution. The team – which had a particularly strong year in 2021 in energy and real estate-related transactions – also has a loyal following of private equity players with an active role in high-value inbound deals. Drawing on the firm’s global footprint, the Lisbon-based team regularly advises on cross-border mandates. Francisco Xavier de Almeida is noted for regularly acting in strategic M&A on behalf of an impressive client roster made up of multinationals, financial institutions and state-owned companies. He jointly heads the team with João Caldeira, whose experience covers corporate restructurings, M&A, joint ventures and corporate finance.