CMS Portugal appoints two new partners and two new managing associates

CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut has announced the appointment of two new partners, two new managing associates and 12 new senior associates

pjimage 35Diogo Pereira (pictured left) (Litigation) and João Leitão Figueiredo (pictured right) (TMC – Technology, Media and Communications) are the two new lawyers to have been promoted to the partnership at CMS Portugal. Joana Brito Paulo (Lusophone Africa) and Henrique Peyssonneau Nunes (Immigration) are the two newly appointed managing associates.

With almost 20 years of experience, João Leitão Figueiredo, who was recently elected lawyer of the year in the IP & TMT category of the Forty under 40 Awards by Iberian Lawyer, will, together with Diogo Pereira, a specialist in Litigation, join the list of CMS partners.

Joana Brito, who has been with the Lusophone Africa team since 2019, and Henrique Peyssonneau Nunes, who joins the Immigration team within the Employment & Pensions practice, has been with CMS since the beginning of his career. Both of them will assume the positions of managing associate, with a special focus on the African market and monitoring of international clients, respectively.

12 Senior Associates were also promoted. They are António Menezes (Public Law/Energy), Catarina Jorge (Employment & Pensions), Cláudia Antunes da Silva (Litigation), Celeste Campaniço (Litigation), David Luzia Apolónia (Corporate), Diogo Mafra (Corporate), Mafalda Silva (Employment & Pensions), Manuela Costa (Litigation), Miguel Almeida e Costa (Employment & Pensions), Sara Nolasco (Employment & Pensions), Sofia Costa Lobo (Employment & Pensions) and Tiago Magalhães (Employment & Pensions).

“This appointment of new partners and managing associates reflects the recognition of the professionalism, excellence and commitment of the lawyers that make up the CMS team. It is also illustrative of the bet we make on our people so that they look at CMS as the best place to build a career of excellence,” says José Luís Arnaut, managing partner at CMS, who adds: “In an especially complex year, and one in which CMS, in addition to having moved to Castilho 50, continued to deepen its international dynamic, we have not failed to demonstrate to our clients and partners that we have the best professionals in the market.” 

Michael Heron