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Fernando Cruz Trinca

Fernando Cruz Trinca


CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut
Rua Castilho 50
1250-071 Lisbon
Languages English, French, Italian, Portuguese

Fernando Cruz Trinca has 20 years experience and develops his activity mainly within the area of Private Law, with particular emphasis in the area of Civil Law, Commercial Law, Financing Law, Insurance Law, Pharmaceutical Law, Consumption Law and connected Litigation.

Fernando provides standing legal assistance to several Credit Finance Institutions, notably in transversal legal assistance to the entire respective activity, including relations with the regulatory entity. He also provides standing legal assistance to several national and international clients, notably in the negotiation and drafting of commercial contracts and transversal legal assistance to the entire respective activity as well as assures the coordination of the clients’ litigation to which he provides legal assistance with the follow-up in court of the most relevant proceedings.

Joined CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut in 1999.

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  • Law degree, Faculdade de Direito, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
  • Post-Graduation in Commercial Law, Faculdade de Direito, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
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  • Registered at the Portuguese Bar Association since 2001
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Lectures list

  • Speaker at conferences under the theme Consumption Credit and Automotive Financing
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11 December 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to LVMH lim­its to cash pay­ments
Cash pay­ments are still, in cer­tain coun­tries, the easi­est and most com­mon type of pay­ment to con­clude a com­mer­cial trans­ac­tion. However, the con­tinu­ous in­crease of money laun­der­ing and ter­ror­ist fin­an­cing...
22 July 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to e-sig­na­ture law in com­mer­cial con­tracts
Di­git­al trans­form­a­tion af­fects all as­pects of a busi­ness’s op­er­a­tions, in­clud­ing con­tracts, in­tern­al doc­u­ment­a­tion and em­ploy­ment re­la­tion­ships. This trend has been ac­cel­er­ated by the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic...
02 June 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to the leg­al term for pay­ments
The reg­u­la­tion of pay­ment terms ap­plic­able to busi­ness to busi­ness (B2B) re­la­tion­ships is of in­creas­ing im­port­ant for many en­ter­prises.Over re­cent years there has been a tend­ency for many busi­nesses to...
27 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to the law and reg­u­la­tion of force ma­jeure
The laws on force ma­jeure dif­fer from coun­try to coun­try. Some coun­tries do not re­cog­nise the term force ma­jeure in law and there­fore con­trac­tu­al parties are free to reg­u­late its mean­ing between them­selves...
28 October 2019
CMS Ex­pert Guide to dis­tri­bu­tion law
In­tro­duc­tion Com­pan­ies put their products and ser­vices on the mar­ket in many dif­fer­ent ways. Gen­er­ally, the com­pany may de­cide between (1) dis­trib­ut­ing the products and ser­vices it­self via its own sales...
15 July 2019
CMS ad­vised Col­gate-Pal­molive on ac­quis­i­tion of Labor­atoires Filorga Cos­métiques
A CMS team cov­er­ing 11 jur­is­dic­tions, to­geth­er with Col­gate's US ad­visers, ad­vised Col­gate-Pal­molive in its ca. EUR 1.5bn ac­quis­i­tion of Labor­atoires Filorga Cos­métiques.Ori­gin­ally foun­ded in France...
Itali­an are mov­ing to Por­tugal to re­tire
Sky Italia came to Lis­bon to find out why does a grow­ing num­ber of itali­an people are mov­ing to Por­tugal at the age of re­tire­ment. Fa­vor­able tax, great weath­er and low prices, they say. At CMS Rui Pena...
In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion is the motto of the CMS RPA event
The in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion un­der the Por­tuguese per­spect­ive is the theme of a sem­in­ar that CMS Rui Pena & Ar­naut pro­motes next Thursday, Septem­ber 20, at the Hotel Sheraton in Lis­bon. The sem­in­ar takes...