CMS appoints three new partners

CMS Portugal reinforced its team of partners with Bernardo Cunha Ferreira, from the energy and climate change area, Tiago Valente de Oliveira, from corporate M&A and Tiago Machado Graça, from the Lusophone Africa area.

“These appointments are an important step in the career of these three excellent lawyers, who have contributed a lot to the development of their areas of practice and of the firm. I want to thank you for your professionalism, without which these nominations would not be possible, wishing you good luck in this very important step in your careers”, said José Luís Arnaut, managing partner of CMS.

Bernardo Cunha Ferreira, from the energy and climate change practice area, at CMS since 2012, develops his activity in the area of public law, with a special focus on energy and environmental law, providing legal advice to various public and private entities. Among them, several national and international players in the energy sector, in particular in the areas of renewable energy (wind, solar photovoltaic and hydro), cogeneration, among others.

Tiago Valente de Oliveira, also at CMS since 2012, develops his activity mainly in the areas of corporate M&A, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and commercial law. He has participated in the acquisition and sale of companies, national and international corporate restructuring operations, venture capital and the structuring of international partnerships. He also provides permanent legal advice, within the scope of corporate law, to several national and international clients, including advice on corporate finance issues.

Tiago Machado Graça, now partner of the Lusophone Africa practice area, at CMS since 2014, has developed his career in the area of tax and investment consultancy at national and international level, in operations that mainly involve Portugal and Portuguese-speaking countries , in particular Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, São Tomé & Príncipe and also Timor-Leste. In this context, he has provided advice to large and medium-sized national and international clients on matters of direct and indirect taxation, international tax planning and taxation of the oil sector, tax litigation, as well as legal advice in the tax, customs and corporate areas, financing operations , profit repatriation, tax compliance, among others.

Michael Heron