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Nuno Pena


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

Nuno Pena has been developing his practice activity with particular emphasis on the areas of Civil, Commercial, Corporate and Banking Litigation as well as Restructuring and Insolvency with particular focus in the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (“BRRD”) and related matters. He has been acting for clients in complex judicial and arbitration proceedings involving different jurisdictions and relevant players in the banking and energy sector. He has also experience in cross border insolvencies.

Nuno Pena 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

Band 4: "Nuno Pena focuses on civil and commercial litigation and has considerable experience in contentious tax."

Chambers & Partners - 2015

Jointly headed by the ‘well-prepared and experienced’ Joaquim Shearman de Macedo and Nuno Pena, the dispute resolution department at CMS frequently handles cross-border cases.

Legal 500 - 2017

The Portuguese Bar Association has awarded him with the title of Expert Lawyer in Tax Law.


  • Nuno Pena is graduated in law from the Law Faculty of the Catholic University Portugal with a Post-graduation degree in Management and Taxation from the Advanced Financial and Tax Studies Institute.
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  • Portuguese Bar Association (1994)
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  • Restructuring & Insolvency in 50 jurisdictions worldwide
  • PENA, Nuno; MOREIRA, Andreia; MACEDO, Joaquim Shearman de; “Portugal”, Restructuring & Insolvency in 50 jurisdictions worldwide, Law Business Research ltd., 2011, pages 327-337                     
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