Rui Pena works in administrative law, focusing on public procurement, energy and environment.
Rui was the founding partner of CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut, and is now the current Senior Partner. He founded his first law firm in 1987.
Rui Pena studied law at Universidade de Lisboa and he has been a member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1964.
Rui was Minister of National Defence from 2001 to 2002 and Minister of Administrative Reform in 1978. In 1986, he was a Member of the Municipal Assembly of Lisbon.
In 1985 the Portuguese government asked him to bring together mediators and conciliators of the ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes). Between 1976 and 1983 he was a Member of Parliament, and he was elected chairman of CDS Parliamentary Group.
CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut:
CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut is a law firm that dates back to 1964 and is firmly established in the Portuguese market.
Renowned for its proficiency, professionalism and thoroughness, CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut builds long-term relationships with its clients which are based on trust and transparency. CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut works to provide reliable, ethical and legally correct solutions for clients while striving to be creative, competitive and efficient.
Drawing on its multidisciplinary expertise, CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut organises its work teams to take account of individual client requirements. This includes predicting likely scenarios and anticipating potential problems. The goal is to provide quality legal and tax advice and contribute to the successful pursuit of clients’ business objectives.
With a strong presence in the Portuguese market, CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut is part of CMS, the largest European legal and tax service provider. CMS´ wide range of jurisdictions and experience strengthens and supports CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut´s capacity, offering strategic added-value for clients of CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut.We have our own unique culture which defines our identity and our work.