João Antunes Rodrigues

Senior Associate Lawyer | Lisbon

Practice Areas
Corporate and M&A
  • English
  • Spanish

João Antunes Rodrigues is a senior associate at Abreu Advogados since 2022,working primarly in Corporate and M&A.

He has particular intervention in corporate law matters, having vast experience in acquisition, merger, split-off and restructuring operations of companies and assets. Within the scope of these operations, he assists clients throughout the entire process, from negotiations and the drafting of preliminary documents, through the relevant due diligence, to the conclusion of the operation (closing and post-closing).

Assisting in the negotiation and drafting of various commercial contracts, such as supply contracts, distribution contracts, works contracts and service agreements.

He also has experience in advising credit institutions and payment institutions, particularly in their relationship with the supervisory authority.

He has a vast knowledge of legislation in the most varied sectors, as a result of advising clients in the technology, retail, advertising, marketing and events organisation, logistics, real estate and construction, tourism and industrial sectors, among others.


Advised a European Venture Capital Fund (EuVECA) in various investment operations in national and multinational companies with high-growth potential. Among other operations, this client invested in technological companies in the educational sector.

Advised a French multinational company operating in the marketing, logistics and postal services sector in the acquisition of a national company in the logistics sector, from the drafting of a non-binding offer to the closing of the acquisition, including the typical target due diligence.

Advisory to a multinational company in the retail sector, in two different transactions of significant value, in the acquisition of a majority stake in two national companies. The advisory included the analysis and negotiation of the financing of the operation and subsequent corporate restructuring operations.

Advising on the incorporation and structuring of a national company with the activity of producing and selling sailing boats, including the regulation of the relationship between investors, and the acquisition of assets from a foreign company.

Multidisciplinary advisory to a French credit institution operating in the car loans sector and with presence in Portugal. In particular, drafting and negotiating various contracts with dealers, credit intermediaries, suppliers and clients, as well as advising on the relations with the supervisory authorities (Bank of Portugal and the Insurance and Pension Fund Supervisory Authority).

Advising companies in the drafting and negotiation of various agreements, in particular, commercial contracts (e.g. supply, distribution and provision of services agreements).


Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa

Law degree (2014)

Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Católica de Lisboa

Masters in Business Law (2019)