João Mattamouros Resende


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Expert in advising on national and international transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity.

In recent years, João Mattamouros Resende has advised on company sales in the financial, distribution and technology sectors. He also advises clients on negotiating agreements for distribution and outsourcing, and for IT services provision.  

He is qualified to practice in Portugal, Brazil (São Paulo), England and Wales (solicitor) and in New York (attorney and counselor at law). He is a member of the firm's German desk. 

He is a member of the Harvard Club of Portugal. He has been an assistant lecturer at Universidade Católica Portuguesa since 2001. From 2011 to 2013, he was director of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in Brazil and, from 2000 to 2001, he was deputy officer at the Portuguese Ombudsman’s Office. He is a member of the the management committee of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK.

He is the author of the book A Imputação de Direitos de Voto no Mercado de Capitais (Assigning voting rights in the capital market), Universidade Católica Editora and contributed to the book Livro Branco sobre Corporate Governance em Portugal (White book on corporate governance in Portugal), Instituto Português de Corporate Governance.


  • Master of Laws
    Harvard Law School, United States, 2010

    Master in Law and Commercial Sciences
    Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 2004

    Diploma in English Commercial Law
    College of Law, London, 2006

    Bachelor of Laws
    Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 2000

    Postgraduate studies in Securities
    Universidade de Lisboa, 2005

    Postgraduate studies in Commercial Law
    Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 2003

Directory Mentions

Recommended lawyer 
Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and Best Lawyers in Banking, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Foreign Expert Germany and Brazil, and Corporate Governance & Compliance

Forty under 40 Award
Iberian Lawyer, 2013

Client Choice Award
General Corporate Portugal, 2022