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João Caldeira

João Caldeira


CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut
Rua Sousa Martins 10
1050-218 Lisbon
Languages Spanish, English, Portuguese

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 and corporate finance. He heads multidisciplinary teams in high profile transactions, both national and cross-border transactions.

Founder 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


  • Post-Graduation degree in Securities Law from the Securities Institute of the Law Faculty of the Classic University of Lisbon.
  • Graduated in Law from the Law Faculty of the Classic University of Lisbon. 
  • Since 1992 - Member of the Portuguese Bar Association. 
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