João Mattamouros Resende


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Expert in advising on national and international transactions, including M&A, joint ventures and private equity.

In recent years, João Mattamouros de Resende has advised on company sales in the financial, tourism, distribution, infrastructure, construction, software and technology, media and agriculture sectors. He also advises on negotiating agreements for outsourcing and for IT services provision. 

He is a member of the Portugal and Brazil (São Paulo) bar associations. He is qualified to practice law in 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 European Young Lawyers Association and the Harvard Club of Portugal. Assistant lecturer at the 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 board of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK.

Author of the book A Imputação de Direitos de Voto no Mercado de Capitais (Assigning voting rights in the capital market), Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Contributor 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

    Law degree
    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 Corporate and M&A, Foreign Expert Germany and Brazil, and Corporate Governance & Compliance

Forty under 40 Award
Iberian Lawyer, 2013