João Quintela Cavaleiro

João Quintela Cavaleiro


Academic Qualifications

Executive Education (HNI) by Harvard Law School.

Master in Management by Fac. Economia e Gestão of Univ. Portuguese Catholic University (UCP).

M.B.A. International at the Catholic Business School and ESADE (Barcelona).

Post-graduation in Administrative Justice, CEDIPRE, Fac. Univ. Coimbra.

Postgraduate in Management for Jurists,Faculty of Economics and Management of UCP.

Post-Graduate in Tax Law, Faculty of Law, University of Porto.

Degree in Law, Law School of the Portuguese Catholic University.

Professional Experience

Founder of Cavaleiro & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados R.L. .

Lawyer at Sérvulo & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados R.L. .

Lawyer at João Cavaleiro, Carlos Pinto Lopes & Associados, Soc. Advogados R.L. .

Arbitrator of party in arbitration proceedings.

Researcher at the CES ifo Institute, Munich, Germany. .

Chairman of the Board of the General Meeting of several companies.

Lecturer and Lecturer in matters of Law.

Published Works

O Controlo da Despesa Pública nas Autarquias Locais – em especial pelo Tribunal de Contas, Nova Causa, 2017 com o prefácio de Guilherme D’Oliveira Martins.

Commentary to Law no. 13/2013, of January 31, as amended by Law no. 10/2015, of January 16, New Cause, 2015.

Natural Gas: a new energy in mobility. Comment to Law no. 13/2013, of January 31, New Cause, 2014.

Climate Chance! A legal-economic reflection of the carbon market in the fight against climate change, Publindústria, 2012.

Professional Associations

Registered in the Portuguese Bar Association

Member of the International Bar Association

Inscription dans L’American Bar Association– n.º 04305524


Tier 2 – Oporto Business Law – Public Law – Chambers & Partners 2016, 2017, 2018

João Quintela Cavaleiro of Cavaleiro & Associados is praised by clients for his “experience in public law, especially in the energy sector.”

Respected as a talented and dedicated lawyer in Porto and the North of Portugal in general, he has particular skills and focus in the oil and gas industry.
He is adroit at advising overseas and domestic clients on public expenses, corporate and business projects.


Legal 500 EMEA – 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018


Best Lawyers – 2019

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