DLA Piper Portugal announces new partner

DLA Piper Portugal has reinforced its team with the integration of João Bento as new partner in the Lisbon office. João moves from Linklaters Portugal and joins DLA Piper’s corporate, financial and projects and infrastructure department.

With 15 years of experience and a career in leading law firms as well as in relevant national and international financial institutions, João Bento was also an advisor to the Portuguese Secretary of State for Tourism at the Ministry of Economy.

Nuno Azevedo Neves, country managing partner of DLA Piper Portugal, underlines that: “It is with great enthusiasm that we have welcomed João into our team. João has a fantastic track record in reputable law firms and will strengthen our global Corporate & Finance practice, with a special focus on the financial area. His vast experience will be a very important asset in supporting our global clients, increasing DLA Piper’s already established capability in Portugal.”

“João shares our values, our vision, our strategy and, above all, our ambition. This integration will allow us to increase our offer in Portugal and internationally in strategic sectors”, reinforces Nuno Azevedo Neves.

For João Bento, “it is with great satisfaction and pride that I join the team at DLA Piper ABBC, a leading international firm with an extremely reputable Banking & Finance practice and a team of top-quality lawyers. It is a project with values, vision and ambition that I fully identify with and, as such, I am very excited about the opportunity to contribute to the consolidation of its success in the Portuguese market”. With this new addition, DLA Piper strengthens its team in Portugal to 20 partners

Julia Gil