Home / People / Joaquim Shearman de Macedo
Joaquim Shearman de Macedo

Joaquim Shearman de Macedo

Partner
Lawyer

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

Joaquim Shearman de Macedo has been developing his practice in civil and commercial Litigation, Internal and Cross-Border Arbitration.

He has represented clients in several judicial and arbitration proceedings of major complexity, involving multiple jurisdictions.

He usually intervenes in commercial and corporate disputes, disputes among shareholders, construction, insurances, contractual and extra contractual civil liability. 

Joaquim has also a considerable experience in the follow-up of criminal proceedings relating to economic and corporate offences.

Joaquim Macedo is a Partner at CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut since 2010.

more less

Joaquim Shearman de Macedo is well known among peers for offering broad disputes and restructuring and insolvency expertise when advising on contentious issues. In addition, he handles significant corporate crime cases. He is perceived as "very cerebral and impressive from a technical standpoint." One source admires that he "has extensive knowledge of all legislation regarding arbitration and an astonishing memory for past disputes, their outcomes and relevant facts to the current disputes."

Chambers & Partners 2018

Joaquim Shearman de Macedo assists clients with a wide range of matters, including debt restructuring and insolvency disputes. He advises investment funds, financial institutions and corporations.

Chambers & Partners 2017

Joaquim Shearman de Macedo is highlighted in the market as a "well-known litigator" and "a good litigation lawyer." He is a key contact for litigation and arbitration proceedings and handles a variety of insurance disputes. He offers additional expertise in corporate crime cases.

Chambers & Partners 2017

Joaquim Shearman de Macedo is ‘ruthless in defending a client’s position and is totally immune to outside pressures’

Legal 500 2017

Education

  • Cross - Border Arbitration from the Law Faculty of Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
  • Post - Graduation degree in the Law Faculty of the Catholic University Portugal.
  • Graduated in law from the Law Faculty of the Catholic University Portugal. 
  • Since 2001 - Joaquim Macedo is a member of the Portuguese Bar Association.
more less

Memberships

  • Joaquim Shearman de Macedo is Vice-president of the Center for Mediation and Arbitration Concordia since 2017 and has been a member of the Executive Board since 2012;
  • He is President of the Ethics Council of the Portguese Association of Arbitration since 2019;
  • Joaquim Shearman de Macedo is a member of the Portuguese Association of Arbitration since 2010;
  • He is a member of Portuguese Observatory for Compliance and Regulation since 2017;
  • He is a member of the International Bar Association as of 2006 and member of the Portuguese Chamber of Cour Européenne d’Arbitrage as of 2009;
  • Joaquim Shearman de Macedo is a substitute member of the Commission of Access to Administrative Documents (CADA).
  • Joaquim Shearman lectures the Post-Graduation course in Arbitration at the Law Faculty of Universidade Nova de Lisboa and the Advanced Post-Graduation course in Arbitration at the Research Center of Private Law, at the Law Faculty of Universidade de Lisboa.
more less

Publications

  • MACEDO, Joaquim Shearman de; JÚDICE, José Miguel, “Competing Rights of Access to Justice and Party Autonomy to Select Arbitration”, in International Arbitration Law Review, Vol 12, Issue 4, 2009
  • PENA, Nuno; MOREIRA, Andreia; MACEDO, Joaquim Shearman de; “Portugal”, Restructuring & Insolvency in 50 jurisdictions worldwide, Law Business Research ltd., 2011, pages 327-337
  • CMS Guide to Arbitration – Vol. I e II, MACEDO, Joaquim Shearman de; Real, Rui “Arbitration in Portugal”, págs. 587-612, CMS Frankfurt 2012
  • VI Congresso do Centro de Arbitragem Comercial - Intervenções Centro de Arbitragem Comercial - Associação Comercial de Lisboa. Joaquim Shearman de Macedo | Filipa Cansado Carvalho | Sofia Ribeiro Mendes | Nuno Salazar Casanova | Bernardo Reis | Pedro Caetano Nunes | Carla Gonçalves Borges | Dário Moura Vicente | António Pinto Leite | Rui Chancerelle de Machete | Jan Kleinheisterkamp | Francisco G. Prol. Lisboa  2013
  • Study on trade secrets and confidential business information in the internal marketEuropean Comission, 2013
  • Sanção Pecuniária Compulsória e Arbitragem. Algumas considerações - MACEDO, Joaquim Shearman de, in Estudos em Homenagem ao Prof. Doutor José Lebre de Freitas, Vol. II – 2013, Coimbra Editora 
  • VIII Congresso do Centro de Arbitragem Comercial - Intervenções Centro de Arbitragem Comercial - Associação Comercial de Lisboa. Joaquim Shearman de Macedo | António de Magalhães Cardoso | Nuno Villa-Lobos | António García Martinez | António Santos Abrantes Geraldes | Jan K. Schafer | David Arias | Paul-Jean Le Cannu | António Henriques Gaspar, Lisboa  2015
more less

Feed

Show only
12 Nov 19
In­solv­ency and Re­struc­tur­ing In­ter­na­tion­al
The prin­ciple of 'no cred­it­or worse off' un­der Por­tuguese...
21-12-2016
Meet The Law - Dis­pute Res­ol­u­tion
An­gola Ad­opts New York Con­ven­tion
07/09/2016
Meet the Law - An­gola Up­date
An­gola En­acts Me­di­ation Law
09/10/2013
Meet The Law | Se­gur­os & Fun­dos de In­ves­t­i­mento
Changes in In­form­a­tion Stand­ards Re­lat­ing to In­sur­ance...
05/08/2013
Meet The Law | Res­ol­ução de Lití­gios
First amend­ment to the Law re­lated to the or­gan­iz­a­tion,...
24/07/2013
Meet The Law | Res­ol­ução de Lití­gios
New me­di­ation law
16/07/2013
CMS RPA par­ti­cipa em estudo da Comis­são Europeia sobre...
16/07/2013
CMS RPA par­ti­cipa em estudo da Comis­são Europeia
06/06/2013
Joa­quim Shear­man de Macedo par­ti­cipa em con­fer­ên­cia...
24/04/2013
Re­stru­tur­ações de Empre­s­as em de­bate no pro­grama “Direito...
09/04/2013
Lit­ig­a­tion & ADR Re­port 2013
Open­ing up to ADR
18/01/2013
Art­icle about the new Code of Civil Pro­ced­ure, with...