João Paulo

João Paulo

João Paulo Teixeira de Matos
Of Counsel

Short Bio

João Paulo is a senior counsel of the firm specialized in EU and Competition Law, Arbitration and Litigation.
João Paulo advises international and national clients in merger control cases, antitrust matters and investigations, EU and domestic litigation and arbitration. Admitted in Portugal and Malta.


Professional Background

  • Senior Counsel of FERREIRA PINTO CARDIGOS, since 2023
  • Senior Counsel of Cardigos e Associados, 2018-2022
  • Counsel of Iuris Advocates, Malta, 2018
  • Founding partner of “Garrigues Portugal” where he led the EU and Competition Law practice, 2000-2018
  • Partner of Landwell and consultant of “PricewaterhouseCoopers”, 1998-2000
  • Partner of Abreu, Cardigos & Associados, 1993-1998
  • Partner of F. Castelo Branco, Nobre Guedes & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados/Grupo Legal Português (F. Castelo Branco, Nobre Guedes & Associados, Simmons & Simmons, J. y A. Garrigues and Pinheiro Neto Advogados), 1990-1993.
  • Associate at Assis de Almeida & Associados, 1985-1990


  • Portuguese Catholic University of Lisbon School of Law LL.M. EU and Competition Law, 1996
  • Portuguese Catholic University of Lisbon School of Law, Post Graduation Course in European Legal Studies 1987
  • Portuguese Catholic University of Lisbon School of Law, Law Degree, 1985


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