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João Paulo Gomes


CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut
Rua Ivens 3B , Edifício D. Mécia
4º andar - Letra S
9000-046 Funchal, Madeira
Languages Portuguese, English, Spanish

João Paulo Gomes has been developing his professional activity mainly within the areas of labour, corporate and real estate Law.

João provides legal assistance within the labour practice area, with particular emphasis in companies of the construction sector, food and pharmaceuticals, in the negotiation of collective bargaining instruments, instruction and conduct of disciplinary proceedings in view of dismissal, lay-off, legal actions arising out of labour contracts and work-related accidents, as well as individual dismissals and lay-off.

João Gomes provides corporate legal assistance to companies with registered office in the Madeira International Business Centre, with key emphasis on foreign multinational corporations investing in that financial centre. Development and follow-up of clients in the real estate sector.

João Paulo is part of CMS Portugal’s Imigration Team having experience in hiring of foreign European and non-European citizens in the processes of obtaining visas and acquisition of citizenship, among others

Lawyer at CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut since 2010

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Legal 500 2012

Relevant experience

  • 2004 – 2010 - Lawyer at Simmons & Simmons Rebelo de Sousa
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  • 2010 – 2012 - L.L.M. in International Business Law at Queen Mary, University of London
  • 2007 -  Member of the Portuguese Bar Association.
  • 1999 – 2004 - Graduated in Law from the Law Faculty of the University of Lisbon.
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  • Member of EELA: European Employment Lawyers Association, since 2011
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