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Corporate Lawyers

Corporate area has a large experience in the legal advice and assistance to companies, carrying out the strategic follow-up of same within the ambit of decisions taking critical to the success of these companies.

In the course of our activity we have been assisting national and international companies with their most relevant growth operations, our clients benefiting from expert lawyers with a wide track record in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and corporate finance.

We assist both domestic and cross-border transactions, with multidisciplinary teams at the service of our clients, with abilities in the most relevant Pan-European jurisdictions.

Our team is involved in all issues connected with Corporate Law and transactions, notably:

  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestments
  • Private Equity (LBOs, MBOs and MBIs)
  • Companies restructuring (reorganisations, division of companies and dissolutions)
  • Corporate Finance
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Corporate governance
  • Privatisations
  • Due diligence processes prior to the acquisition or merger of companies and corporate groups
  • Restructuring and reorganisations of national and international groups
  • Our corporate team has been providing advice and legal assistance to a rather diversified set of national and international clients (banks, credit institutions, private equity and venture capital and corporate groups) and has been involved in different types of transactions in multiple activity sectors well known to the team.

Acknowledgement

Band 2: "The team is experienced, technically very knowledgeable and has proven the ability to anticipate and deal with critical issues during and after transactions".
Chambers & Partners 2017
Tier 2: "The very professional and available" team at CMS is jointly headed by João Caldeira and Francisco Xavier de Almeida.
Legal 500 2017
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João Caldeira
João Caldeira
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
João Caldeira has been developing his professional activity mainly within the area of commercial companies, mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring, risk capital, joint ventures, capital markets...
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Rita Gouveia
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Rita Gouveia has 20 years of experience in litigation and arbitration in domestic and international litigation in corporate relations, M&A transactions, financial and banking transactions, distribution...
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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...
Margarida Vila Franca
Margarida Vila Franca
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Margarida Vila Franca has been developing her activity mainly within the areas of Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial Law, Capital Markets, Banking and Financing.Margarida has been participating...
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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...
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Francisco Xavier de Almeida
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
The main areas of practice include privatisations, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate finance (debt and equity), credit securitisation and structured products. He has considerable experience...
Alberto Galhardo Simões
Alberto Galhardo Simões
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Alberto Galhardo Simões concentrates his activity in M&A, Infrastructure and Energy. He is the head of the Africa practice at CMS Portugal and is a member of the CMS Africa executive committee.Alberto...
Nuno Alves Mansilha
Nuno Alves Mansilha
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Nuno Alves Mansilha has been developing his professional activity mainly in the areas of Foreign Investment, M&A, Cross-Boarder Transactions, Restructuring, Commercial Contracts, Foreign Exchange Legislation,...
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David Apolónia
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
David Apolónia has been developing his work mainly in the areas of Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Private Equity, Civil Law.He supports companies in contract drafting, changes to corporate structure,...
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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...