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João Caldeira

Partner
Lawyer

CMS Portugal
Rua Castilho 50
1250-071 Lisbon
Portugal
Languages Portuguese, English, Spanish

João Caldeira develops his 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.

Founding partner of CMS Portugal.

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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 Europe (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)

João Caldeira often assists domestic and international companies with share purchase deals. His client list includes private equity and real estate firms.

Chambers Global (2022)

João Caldeira has experience in domestic transactions carried out by Portuguese private equity funds. He is a respected corporate lawyer and a senior figure in the CMS team.

Chambers Europe (2022)

Memberships & Roles

  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1992
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Education

  • Law Degree, Faculdade de Direito, Universidade Clássica de Lisboa
  • Postgraduation degree in Securities Rights, Institute of Securities, Faculdade de Direito, Universidade Clássica de Lisboa
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12/10/2021
Leg­al guide for com­pany dir­ect­ors and CEOs in Por­tugal
ESG ob­lig­a­tion for Dir­ect­ors and CEOs 1. Do ex­ist­ing dir­ect­ors’ du­ties con­tain ob­lig­a­tions that ap­ply to mat­ters that could be cat­egor­ised as an ESG con­sid­er­a­tion, e.g. the en­vir­on­ment, em­ploy­ee...
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...
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...
05/07/2017
Cor­por­ate fin­an­cing: SIMFE and short-term debt cer­ti­fic­ates
On 1 June 2017 entered in­to force the new rules on se­cur­it­ies in­vest­ment com­pan­ies for pro­mo­tion of the eco­nomy (SIMFE) and the new rules on short-term debt cer­ti­fic­ates, provided for in De­cree-Law no...
26/11/2012
Meet The Law | Cor­por­ate
On the next 3 Decem­ber it will enter in­to force the De­cree-Law no. 250/2012 (DL 250/2012), of 23 Novem­ber, which mod­i­fies, not­ably, the pro­vi­sions ap­plic­able to the re­gister of stat­utory ac­counts, amend­ing...