João Medeiros focuses on criminal law, white collar defence and compliance, litigation and dispute resolution with special attention to medical negligence issues and contentious competition law. He currently heads PLMJ’s criminal law team and his name has been associated with the most recent high profile criminal cases, mainly in relation to white-collar crime, medical liability and competition law. As a defence lawyer, he has been involved in proceedings such as the well-known BPP, “Caso das Secretas”, “Submarines” and “Monte Branco” cases. Over recent years, as a result of the significant increase in foreign direct investment in Portugal, as well as the internationalisation of Portuguese companies, he has been focusing on the international side of criminal law, gaining relevant experience in dealing with a range of contentious matters relating to national criminal and tax legislation in countries such as Angola, Switzerland and Singapore. João Medeiros is member of the ECBA - European Criminal Bar Association, he is a founding member and currently board-member of the Forum Penal – Criminal Lawyers Association, he was lecturer at the Portuguese Bar Association in criminal procedural law and he has been appointed to the jury of the Centre for Judiciary Studies (the public entity responsible for training and admittance of Portuguese judges). He is recognised by Legal 500, Chambers Europe and PLC-Which Lawyer and also been distinguished as Best Portuguese Lawyer of the Year 2014, for Criminal Law by Best Lawyers. He is one of the co-authors of PLMJ’s “Anti-Bribery Best Practice Manual”. A graduate of the law faculty of Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon (1991), with 20 years’ experience in legal practice, João Medeiros was admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association in 1994.