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The Energy, Environment and Natural Resources area of CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut has, through the Lawyers who integrate same, decades of accumulated expertise, which is acknowledged in Portugal as leader in this area.

We have an expertise team, with professionals with an extensive legal experience; within such a complex sector in permanent evolution such as the energy sector, and such fact allows us to understand our clients’ needs and to contribute to their activity and to participate in their projects as a partner with a strategic thought and with a deep specific knowledge of this issue.

The area of Energy, Environment and Natural Resources of CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut has been involved in the legal handling of the most relevant and innovating energetic developments and infrastructures, having participated in the draw up of national legislation on natural gas, energy and oil, and has a particular expertise in projects within the area of renewable energy (hydroelectric power stations, onshore and offshore wind energy, biomass and solar energy), including pilot projects in the area of technological innovation.

Our clients include some of the major national and international players in this sector, with activity in the areas of oil and gas, energy and renewable energy. We provide legal assistance to our clients on a daily basis and in all kinds of procedures by public organisms, by the regulatory entities and by the courts.

We do believe that we have a good understanding of the legal issues that may arise within the ambit of complex projects, and we have the capacity to assign our resources to provide an assistance of quality on an efficient, practical, dynamic way and with efficient costs. In spite of the specialisation and focus, we believe that some operations require an integrated approach, counting with the contribution of other areas of practice related with our clients’ projects.

Acknowledgement

Band 1: Clients acknowledge the efficiency of the team and "their vast knowledge", adding that the "lawyers have a good background of the area". Clients appreciate the "seriousness, swiftness and knowledge" of the lawyers".
Chambers & Partners 2017
Band 1: CMS has expertise across the natural gas, electricity and renewables sectors. Rui Pena and Mónica Carneiro Pacheco are the practice co-heads.
Legal 500 2017
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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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Mónica Carneiro Pacheco
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Mónica Carneiro Pacheco has been developing her activity within the area of Public Law, particular focused on Energy Law, PPP Projects, Public Procurement, Concessions and Environment. Mónica Carneiro...
Gonçalo Guerra Tavares
Gonçalo Guerra Tavares
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Gonçalo Guerra Tavares has been developing his activity mainly within the area of Administrative Law, focusing on public procurement, construction and infrastructures projects, urbanism, administrative...
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Rui Machete
Of Coun­sel
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Rui Machete joined CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut in 2015 and is dedicated mainly to Public Law and the Energy Sector, specialized in legal opinions.He is currently Lecturer at the Catholic University, where he...
António Magalhães e Menezes
António Magalhães Menezes
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
He has been developing his activity within the area of Administrative Law, particularly focused on Public Procurement, Energy and Environment, notably:- General legal assistance and litigation for several...
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Duarte Lacerda
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Duarte Lacerda has been developing his work mainly in Public Law, Energy & Natural Resources, Public Procurement and Dispute Resolution, including contracts, public employment, expropriations, regulation...
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Tiago Machado Graça
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Tiago Machado Graça has been developing his professional activity mainly on domestic and cross-border tax and investment matters involving Portugal and Portuguese speaking African countries with a special...
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Bernardo Cunha Ferreira
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Bernardo Cunha Ferreira has been developing his professional activity mainly within the area of Public Law, with particular relevance in litigation and administrative law, administrative contracts, pre-contractual...
Duarte Lebre de Freitas
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Duarte Lebre de Freitas has been developing his professional activity mainly within the area of Public Law, with particular emphasis in Public Procurement, Public Employment and outstanding administrative...
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Guilherme da Fonseca Teixeira
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Guilherme da Fonseca Teixeira has been practicing in Public Law, especially in the fields of Public Dispute Resolution, Public Procurement, Public Regulation, Urban Planning, Environmental Law and Energy...