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João Caldeira

Partner
Lawyer

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

João Caldeira develops his professional activity mainly in the area of commercial companies, mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring, venture capital, joint ventures, capital markets and corporate finance. He leads multidisciplinary teams in high profile domestic and cross-border transactions.

He is a founding partner of CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut.

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João Caldeira is adept in cross-border transactions and is active in M&A, corporate restructurings and joint ventures. Sources describe him as a "lawyer that inspires confidence" and as "hard working and with the knowledge to help in different situations".

Chambers & Partners (2017)

The "very professional and available" team at CMS is jointly headed by João Caldeira and Francisco Xavier de Almeida.

Legal 500 (2017)

João Caldeira focuses his work on private equity deals, sales and acquisitions. He often advises clients in the real estate and energy industries.

Chambers Global (2021)

João Caldeira assists local private equity firms and private investors with sizeable share deals in the manufacturing and energy sectors. Clients value his knowledge of private equity transactions and laud his "experience and intelligence.“

Chambers Europe (2021)

Memberships & Roles

  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1992
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Education

  • Law Degree, Faculdade de Direito, Universidade Clássica de Lisboa
  • Postgraduate degree in Securities Rights, Institute of Securities, Faculdade de Direito, Universidade Clássica de Lisboa
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01/07/2020
Leg­al guide for com­pany dir­ect­ors and CEOs in Por­tugal
BREAK­ING: Coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) con­sid­er­a­tions for dir­ect­ors 1. What are the key is­sues for dir­ect­ors dur­ing the COV­ID-19 crisis? Solvency The highest pri­or­ity is to ad­dress the short- and long-term...
14/11/2019
CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing (UCITS)
The pur­pose of this guide is to provide a broad over­view of the key ele­ments of pass­port­ing reg­u­la­tions ap­plic­able to EEA UCITS Scheme in the coun­tries covered in this guide. The guide makes no claims...
14/11/2019
CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing (AIF)
The pur­pose of this guide is to provide a broad over­view of the key ele­ments of pass­port­ing reg­u­la­tions ap­plic­able to EEA AIFs in the coun­tries covered in this guide. The guide makes no claims as to com­plete­ness...
14/11/2019
CMS Guide to Private Place­ment of Funds
When im­ple­ment­ing the Al­tern­at­ive In­vest­ment Fund Man­agers Dir­ect­ive (“AIFMD”), some EU States have tightened or severely re­stric­ted their private place­ment re­gimes, which is im­port­ant when non-EU...
13/11/2019
Hotel In­vest­ment in the Iberi­an Pen­in­sula
We wel­come you to our joint Cush­man & Wake­field/CMS re­port 'Hotel In­vest­ment in the Iberi­an Pen­in­su­la'': Ex­pan­sion & Evol­u­tion - What's Next?'
22/03/2018
Leg­al re­gime of con­ver­sion of cred­its in­to equity (upon cred­it­or­s' ini­ti­at­ive)
On March 3rd it was en­acted Law no. 7/2018, of March 2nd (L 7/2018), which es­tab­lished the leg­al re­gime for the con­ver­sion in­to equity of cred­its held against a com­mer­cial com­pany or un­der a com­mer­cial...
15/09/2017
New rules on the an­nu­al ac­counts of Pub­lic In­terest En­tit­ies
Large com­pan­ies[1] and com­pan­ies head of large groups, with the leg­al status of pub­lic in­terest en­tit­ies[2] and that have on av­er­age more than 500 em­ploy­ees dur­ing the fin­an­cial year, in what con­cerns...
13/09/2017
Money laun­der­ing and ter­ror­ism fin­an­cing pre­ven­tion
Next week, on the 18th of Septem­ber, the new rules on for money laun­der­ing and ter­ror­ism fin­an­cing pre­ven­tion will come in­to force (Law 83/2017, of au­gust 18th).In gen­er­al, the main in­nov­a­tions in L83/2017...
04/09/2017
New Le­gis­la­tion Con­cern­ing Re­gis­tra­tion of Be­ne­fi­cial Own­er
New Le­gis­la­tion Con­cern­ing Re­gis­tra­tion of Be­ne­fi­cial Own­er­Law No 89/2017, of 21 Au­gust, which ap­proves the Leg­al Re­gime of the Cent­ral Re­gister of Ef­fect­ive Be­ne­fi­ciar­ies, thus trans­pos­ing Chapter III...
18/08/2017
Ap­pro­pri­ation of pledged as­set un­der com­mer­cial pledge leg­al re­gime
On the 1st of Ju­ly 2017, new rules con­cern­ing the ap­pro­pri­ation of the pledged as­set un­der com­mer­cial pledge came in­to force, fore­seen in De­cree-Law no. 75/2016, of 26th Ju­ly.These new rules ex­pressly...
01/08/2017
Sim­pli­fied pro­ced­ure for share cap­it­al in­crease by con­ver­sion of share­hold­er...
On Ju­ly 1st it was en­acted De­cree Law no. 79/2017 of 30 June, which, with­in the Cap­it­al­ising Pro­gram (Pro­grama Cap­it­al­iz­ar), has cre­ated a sim­pli­fied mech­an­ism for the share cap­it­al in­crease by means...
01/08/2017
Share cap­it­al in­crease by con­ver­sion of share­hold­er loans
On Ju­ly 1st it was en­acted De­cree Law no. 79/2017 of 30 June, which, with­in the Cap­it­al­ising Pro­gram (Pro­grama Cap­it­al­iz­ar), has cre­ated a sim­pli­fied mech­an­ism for the share cap­it­al in­crease by means...