João Vieira de Almeida is Managing Partner of Vieira de Almeida, devoting most of his time to management. During his tenure the firm grew from 20 to 250 lawyers spread through 11 jurisdictions, secured inter alia the FT’s innovation award for The Game Changer Firm in continental Europe and became a Harvard case study.
João speaks and writes regularly on law firms’ management topics with a special focus on organisations’ cultural issues and is a member of various forums dedicated to professional services firms’ management.
He is a Member of the Board or Chair of the Shareholders’ Meeting of several listed and non-listed companies in Portugal. His client work focuses on private and public M&A transactions, including reference deals such as the recent privatisation of Portugal’s Post Office (CTT) and airline company (TAP).