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Consumer Products Lawyers

Consumer Products has long been a core area for CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut. Through our commitment to provide complete, solid and strategic advice to our clients, we have developed a significant expertise in Consumer Products with the most diverse clients, from all industry and service sectors and, in particular, in specialist products, including healthcare goods, food and drink or the automotive industry.

Our aim is to understand clients needs, appreciate the broader context and deliver the best fitted solutions to meet clients’ commercial goals.

To this end, we have extensive experience in a variety of high profile contentious and non-contentious matters, namely:

  • A wide variety of commercial agreements, including agency and distribution arrangements, franchising, advertising and marketing, supply of goods and services
  • All regulatory aspects pertaining to promotions, sponsorship and marketing agency agreements, comparative advertising campaigns and disputes, labeling and brand protection
  • Drafting of all relevant types of agreements for consumers, including credit  agreements
  • Advising companies on structuring distribution relationships compliant to EU and Portuguese competition law
  • Restructuring existing franchise and distribution relationships and advising in relation to orderly franchise and dealership terminations

The diversity in background of our cross-disciplinary teams, as well as our close cooperation with Consumer Products lawyers in other CMS offices, enables us to provide an industry-focused service to clients across Europe.

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José Luís Arnaut
Man­aging Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
José Luís has a vast experience on legal strategic advice to public and private companies. His main areas of practice include restructuring, privatisations, mergers and acquisitions and private equity.His...
Fernando Cruz Trinca
Fernando Cruz Trinca
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Fernando Cruz Trinca has been developing his professional activity mainly within the area of Private Law, with particular emphasis in the area of Civil Law, Commercial Law, Financing Law, Insurance Law,...
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Luís Miguel Romão
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Luís Miguel Romão has been practising Competition and EU law for about 20 years now, with a particular focus in cartels, litigation, abuses of dominant position, merger control, distribution and implementation...
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António Payan Martins
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
António focuses his practice in the Banking and Finance area, where he has a vast experience in corporate and acquisition finance, leveraged & mezzanine finance, infrastructure and project finance and...
Luís Abreu Coutinho
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Luís Abreu Coutinho has been developing his professional activity mainly within the area of Real Estate and Construction Law, an area of practice constituted by him at CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut.Within this...
 Catarina Sampaio
Catarina Arriaga Sampaio
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Catarina Arriaga Sampaio has been developing her activity mainly within the areas of Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial Law, Capital Markets and Private Equity, which adds to relevant...
Samit Radiya
Samit Radiya
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Samit Radiya has been professional activity mainly within the area of Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT).Has also experience in experience in the areas of Civil Law, Related Litigation and Credit...