João Vieira de Almeida

João is the firm’s Managing Partner, in which capacity he chairs the Board and the Executive Committee.

João joined VdA in 1985, he leads the firm with a strong focus on culture and people, two driving forces that fostered VdA’s unique team spirit and paved the way to its acknowledged innovation and excellent client service.

João is a member of various Boards of Directors, and is Chair of numerous Shareholders’ Meetings of private and public companies.

As an M&A and formerly also a Projects lawyer, João advised on many significant transactions, both in Portugal and in Brazil (where he is also admitted to the Bar).

European Managing Partner of the Year, The Lawyer European Awards - 2019

Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers - Corporate Law - 2017

Law Degree, Catholic University, Faculty of Law.

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association and the Brazilian Bar.

Admitted to the Timor-Leste Bar Association (Conselho de Gestão e Disciplina).

English, French, Spanish.

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