João Medeiros
Partner

João Medeiros

Joined PLMJ in 1992.
Partner and head of the Criminal Law and Compliance practice.

About João

João is the partner who heads the Criminal Law and Compliance practice. He has more than 25 years’ experience and is one of the most prominent criminal lawyers in Portugal who consistently appears in the leading Portuguese and international specialist directories.

In recent years, João has been known for his work in economic and financial crime, after representing clients in some of Portugal’s highest profile and most complex cases. Besides criminal law and criminal procedure, he also works on the litigation side of competition law and on medical negligence cases.

João is a founder and member of the advisory council of Fórum Penal, a Portuguese association of criminal lawyers, a member of the ECBA - European Criminal Bar Association and a founder and board member of the Portuguese Compliance and Regulatory Observatory.

He frequently speaks at conferences and seminars on topics related to criminal law and compliance.

Contacts

Languages:
English

Academic Background
  • Law degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 1991
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 1994
Professional Background
  • Partner at PLMJ since 2002
  • Founder and member of the board of Fórum Penal - Association of Criminal Lawyers
  • Trainer in criminal procedure practices at the Portuguese Bar Association - Lisbon District Council
  • Member of the jury of the Centre for Judicial Studies ("CEJ"), 2012
  • Member of the Board of the Portuguese Compliance and Regulatory Observatory
Member of
  • ECBA - European Criminal Bar Association
  • Fórum Penal - Association of Criminal Lawyers
Chambers Europe
2019 - João Medeiros, Band 1 | Dispute Resolution: Corporate Crime

"He dedicates his practice to handling the full spectrum of complicated and often multi-jurisdictional corporate crime mandates"

2018 - João Medeiros, Band 1 | Dispute Resolution: Corporate Crime

"Sources describe him as "excellent," highlighting his extensive experience. "

2017 - João Medeiros, Band 1 | Dispute Resolution: Corporate Crime

"He is competent, creative and shows strong technical capacity allied with a human dimension."

The Legal 500
2019 - João Medeiros, Leading lawyer | Criminal Law, White Collar Deffence and Compliance
2018 - João Medeiros, Leading Individual | Criminal Law, White Collar Deffence and Compliance
2017 - João Medeiros, Leading Individual | Criminal Law, White Collar Deffence and Compliance
Best Lawyers
2018 - João Medeiros | Criminal law and compliance
2019 - João Medeiros | Recognised Lawyers
2017 - João Medeiros | Criminal Law
2017 - João Medeiros | Other Recommended Lawyer
2018 - João Medeiros | Other Recommended Lawyer
2016 - João Medeiros | Other Recommended Lawyer
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