Name: João Moraes Sarmento
Firm Name: Machado Sarmento & Associados
Jurisdiction: Portugal
Practice Area: Commercial Law

Telephone: (+351) 22 092 01 50
Fax: (+351) 22 092 01 59

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Professional Biography:

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João Moraes Sarmento is one of the founding partners of Machado Sarmento & Associados and a lawyer with over 20 years of experience. His professional background is strongly related to the financial area, having worked for Banco de Portugal and Morgan Stanley at the beginning of his career, and working, as a lawyer, with a variety of national and international clients, SMEs and large companies to whom he advises and provides day-to-day legal support mainly in the corporate, financial and litigation areas.

Moreover, João is a member of the supervisory board of several companies with a presence in Portugal.

Areas of Expertise

  • Banking and Financial
  • Civil
  • Commercial and Corporate
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Marítime
  • Restructuring and Insolvency


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Firm Description:

Our Law Firm prides itself in establishing a consistent relationship based on dialogue, mutual trust, and the sharing of goals with its clients. Considering the ties we create in the various areas of law, we deem no cause is too small, and all causes are important.

We believe that law expertise and legal counsel is a commitment: honouring this means practising law with ample knowledge, but also with willingness, loyalty and complete motivation, thus applying our know-how, and experience through personalized proximity, focused 100% on the client and defending their interests, whether they are personal, business or institutional.

In a case-by-case approach, we develop isolated or integrated strategies, which show solutions, surpass expectations. In devising these paths of success, we count on a tradition to fulfil with excellence, ethics, and sobriety, as well as the capacity to innovate, taking the disruptive way of thinking and creativity to the field of justice.

With a law office in Porto bridging across the world, MSAd is an independent company. Consequently, at the end of the day we like to know that conducting business responsibly and in liberty, we serve well and by the Law. Ultimately, this is what the client expects of us and this is our mission.

Commercial Law Practice

The world of business requires the capacity of anticipation and adaptation. With integrated vision and strategy, we are present, for example in training, restructuring or the dissolution of companies; the establishment, acquisition sale or fusion of companies; in the processes of financing and investment; elaborating agreements and contracts.

Machado Sarmento & Associados also have a office located in Lisbon:

Tomás Ribeiro, nº 111
1050-228 Lisboa . Portugal