João Paulo Teixeira de Matos

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Languages Known:

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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Experience:

He is the Partner in charge of the EU & Antitrust Department at Garrigues. 
 
Associate, Asis de Almeida & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, Lisbon (1985-1989).
Founding Partner, F. Castelo Branco, Nobre Guedes & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, Lisbon (1989), which merged with the Portuguese Legal Group (F. Castelo Branco, Nobre Guedes & Associados, Simmons & Simmons, J&A Garrigues and Pinheiro Neto Advogados) in 1991.
Secondment at Simmons & Simmons and J&A Garrigues, Brussels (1992);
Founding Partner, Abreu, Cardigos & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, Lisbon (1993). Partner, Oliveira, Martins, Moura, Esteves & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados and Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Lisbon (1998).
Founding Partner, Leónidas, Matos & Associados, Lisbon (2001).
 
Merger control; advising companies on Antitrust Law (national and cross-border restrictive practices); commercial contracts, especially distribution, agency and franchise agreements; corporate restructuring processes with labor repercussions; representation of companies before domestic and European judicial authorities; arbitration in corporate/commercial litigation.
 
Lecturer, Universidade Moderna (Lisbon), lecturing in EU Law, Mergers and Acquisitions (Antitrust aspects) and Insurance Law, as part of the Law Degree.
 
Portuguese Bar Association.
International Bar Association.
Center for International Legal Studies (Salzburg) (Honorary Member).
Associação Portuguesa de Direito Europeu.
Club Español de Arbitraje.
Portuguese Chapter of the Club Español de Arbitraje.

Academic background:

Degree in Law, Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
Postgraduate Degree in European Studies, Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
Master’s Degree in EU Law, Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Publications:

Conference, "Mergers and Acquisitions – The Need to Acquire a European Perspective" (*), Institute for International Research, Lisbon.
Symposium, "Transfer of Business" (*), European Commission, Brussels (representing Portugal).
Conference, "Characterization and Advantages of Bank and Financial Guarantees" (*), Institute for International Research, Lisbon.
Conference, "Futures and Options – Fundamental Notions" (*), organized by El Fisco and Abreu, Cardigos & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, Lisbon.
Conference, "EC Competition Law", IBC Legal Studies, Brussels.
Conference, "Shareholder Rights and Obligations in Capital Increases and Mergers and Acquisitions" (*), Management and Global Information, Lisbon.
Conference, "EC Competition Law", IBC Legal Studies, London.
Seminar, "Outsourcing Agreements" (*), Management and Global Information, Lisbon.
Seminar, "Labor and Employment Legislation" (*), Management and Global Information, Lisbon.
Seminar, "IT Outsourcing" (*), Management and Global Information, Lisbon.
Seminar, "Distribution Agreements" (*), Management and Global Information, Lisbon.
Articles and Publications:
“Executive Recruitment and Employment (Portugal)", International Financial Law Review (1999).
"Serving of Process and Obtaining Evidence Abroad"; Kluwer Law International (1998).
(*) originally published in Spanish/Portuguese. For further information, see Spanish version of CV.