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Nuno Pena

Partner
Lawyer

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

Nuno Pena develops his activity in the areas of civil, commercial and corporate law and dispute resolution in the banking sector, in particular in relation to the Bank Resolution and Recovery Directive ("BRRD") and related matters.

He provides legal advice to clients on highly complex legal matters and arbitration proceedings involving different jurisdictions and the main players of the financial and energy sector.

He also has relevant experience in insolvencies involving companies with presence in more than one jurisdiction.

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

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Nuno Pena is a skilled litigator, active in a range of civil, corporate and commercial claims. He also handles restructuring and insolvency disputes. Sources identify his key strengths, saying that "he is very experienced," "reliable," "extremely knowledgeable and provides an excellent service".

Chambers & Partners (2017)

Nuno Pena assists clients with civil disputes arising in the energy, telecommunications and banking sectors. He also assists with pre-litigation procedures.

Chambers Global (2021)

Headed by the "well-prepared and experienced" Nuno Pena, the dispute resolution department at CMS frequently handles cross-border cases.

Legal 500 (2017)

Memberships & Roles

  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1994
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Publications

  • PENA, Nuno - “Liquidação de Instituições de crédito e sociedades financeiras e resolução de atos prejudiciais”, in Estudos em Homenagem a Rui Pena, Almedina, 2019, pp. 899-924
  • PENA, Nuno - “Reflexões sobre o regime de impecuniosidade nos sistemas de Common Law em Portugal”, in Revista Internacional de Arbitragem e Conciliação, Almedina, 2019, pp. 107-140
  • PENA, Nuno – “O IVA e a Taxa de Exibição de Publicidade: Questões de Valor Tributável”, in Cadernos do IVA 2013, Almedina, 2013, pp. 307-333
  • PENA, Nuno; MOREIRA, Andreia; MACEDO, Joaquim Shearman de - “Portugal”, Restructuring & Insolvency in 50 jurisdictions worldwide, Law Business Research ltd., 2011, pp. 327-337
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Education

  • Law degree, Faculdade de Direito, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
  • Post-Graduation in Management and Taxation, Instituto de Estudos Superiores Financeiros e Fiscais
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