José Costa Pinto

José Costa Pinto


Costa Pinto Advogados

Recognized since 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

Practice Areas

Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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José Costa Pinto is the founding partner of Costa Pinto.

José is a very experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with strong business acumen, result of his international background and positions occupied.

Before founding Costa Pinto in 2013, José worked for Uría Menéndez – Proença de Carvalho and Simmons & Simmons. He was also President of the National Association of Portuguese Young Lawyers (ANJAP) between 2014 and 2018. Since then, José has been actively involved in the activities of AIJA and UIA on an international level. Nationally José is a member of the Board of the (i) Portuguese Law Firms Association; (ii) Portuguese Institute of Corporate Governance; and (iii) Portuguese Observatory of Compliance and Regulatory.

José focuses his practice on cross-border and domestic M&A and private equity deals. He also advises foreign clients with the establishment of branches and on inbound investment in Portugal, as well as assisting domestic entities with local deals.

He is the author and co-author of several tecnical articles and often invited to be a speaker at conferences and public events.

José teaches at ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management. He teaches Corporate Governance in the Master’s Degree on Finance, Accounting and Law & Management.

Contact & Links

Location

  • Edifício Amoreiras Plaza
    R. Carlos Alberto da Mota Pinto, nº 9, 7ºA
    Lisbon 1070-374
    Portugal

Languages

  • English
  • French

Education

  • Portuguese Catholic University of Lisbon, Postgraduate Studies in Commercial and Corporate Law, graduated 2012
  • Law School of the Lisbon University, Postgraduate Studies in Administrative Law, graduated 2007
  • Law School of the Lisbon University, Law Degree, graduated 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Portugal, 2008

Affiliations

  • AIJA - International Association of Young Lawyers - Member
  • ANJAP - National Association of Portuguese Young Lawyers - Member / Former President (2014-2018)
  • ASAP - Portuguese Law Firms Association - Member of the Board
  • Portuguese Institute of Corporate Governance - Member of the Board
  • Portuguese Observatory of Compliance and Regulatory - Member of the Board

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Portugal 2023 for work in:

  • Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Awards:

  • Awarded the best lawyer in private equity in Iberia under 40 years in the 2020 "Iberian Lawyer ‘Forty under 40 Awards".
  • Awarded "Client Choice- M&A" in the 2022 "Client Choice Awards" by Lexology.

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