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12 Oct 2020
Miguel Marques de Carvalho joins Cruz Vilaça Advogados

Cruz Vilaça Advogados (CVA), a law firm focused on European Union and Competition Law, reinforced its team by hiring Miguel Marques de Carvalho as a Counsel in September 2020.

Miguel Marques de Carvalho has a vast experience as a lawyer specialised in European and competition law. Up until August 2020 he was managing associate in PLMJ’s European and Competition team.

With the hiring of Miguel Marques de Carvalho, CVA further cements its position as a reference law firm in two fields of law of the utmost relevance for citizens and companies alike. CVA was founded in 2019. It has a team of 10 lawyers with decades of experience and knowledge in the fields of European and competition law and with a deep understanding of how European institutions work.

CVA is managed by José Luís da Cruz Vilaça, former judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union between 2012 and 2018. From 1986 to 1995, José Luís da Cruz Vilaça was Advocate-General of the Court of Justice and President of the Court of First Instance of the European Communities. In 1996, he founded PLMJ’s European and Competition practice, which he led until 2012.

CVA’s growth strategy began to take shape in January 2020, with the hiring of partner Rita Leandro Vasconcelos, a lawyer with circa 20 years’ experience.

According to José Luís da Cruz Vilaça, “the hiring of Miguel Marques de Carvalho reinforces CVA’s capacity to provide legal advice and to assist our Clients in all relevant areas of European and competition law, due to his large experience and technical and professional skills, and it strengthens the expertise of our law firm in matters of great complexity, which require know-how, deep knowledge of the law and of the European reality”.

Miguel Marques de Carvalho states that “it is a privilege to join such an excellent team, led by one of the most distinguished jurists working in the fields of European and competition law, with a remarkable career that is unmatched in Portugal”.


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