Nuno Líbano Monteiro
Partner

Nuno Líbano Monteiro

Joined PLMJ in 1987.
Partner and head of the Dispute Resolution and the Restructuring and Insolvency practices.

About Nuno

Nuno is the partner who heads the Dispute Resolution practice and the Restructuring and Insolvency practice. He has 30 years’ experience and has worked on many highly complex and economically important commercial and financial cases. Nuno also has extensive experience in the areas of professional liability of directors and service providers. In his work as a restructuring and insolvency lawyer, he has represented the main parties in the largest cross-border insolvency cases.

As the representative of the Portuguese Bar Association, Nuno was involved in the drafting of the Insolvency and Corporate Recovery Code. Throughout his career, he has also played an active role in matters relating to the courts.

Nuno is member the International Bar Association, Insol Europe, and the board of the Circle of Litigation Lawyers.

He is the author of numerous legal articles and has participated as a speaker and lecturer in seminars and postgraduate courses on civil procedural law and on restructuring and insolvency.

Contacts

Languages:
English, French

Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 1987
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 1989
Professional Background
  • Partner at PLMJ since 1996
  • Assisted in drafting the Company Insolvency and Recovery Code 2003 as a representative of the Portuguese Bar Association
  • Assisted in the 2004 review of the enforcement proceedings framework as a representative of the Portuguese Bar Association
  • Co-chair of the IBA conference “Reorganisation and Restructuring”, Madrid, 2009
  • Member of the drafting committee for the Cape Verde Insolvency Code, 2009
  • Participant in the “Leading Professional Service Firms Program”, Harvard Business School, Boston, 2011
  • Vice-president of the section “Insolvency of Regulated Businesses” of the R&W section of the IBA – International Bar Association, 2011
  • Co-chair of the 17th Global Insolvency and Restructuring Conference - IBA – International Bar Association, Paris, 2011
  • Speaker at a variety of conferences on the subject of insolvency and restructuring of companies
  • Coordinator and co-author of the book "Company Insolvency and Recovery Code Annotated", PLMJ Collection, Coimbra Editora, 2012.
Member of
  • IBA - International Bar Association, 1999
  • General Council of the Portuguese Bar Association, 2004
  • Concórdia – Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration of Conflicts, 2004
  • Board member CAC – Circle of Litigation Lawyers
  • Insol Europe, 2013
Chambers Europe
2019 - Nuno Líbano Monteiro, Band 1 | Litigation

"He is notably active in the automotive sector and sources value his responsiveness, availability and deep knowledge of the Portuguese courts."

2018 - Nuno Líbano Monteiro, Band 1 | Litigation

"Sources note that he is "organised," adding that he "looks at every detail" and praising his good strategy and skills"

2019 - Nuno Líbano Monteiro, Band 1 | Restructuring & Insolvency

"He is referred to by clients as a lawyer with deep practical knowledge, who enriches discussions and analyses of the situations presented and helps clients understand the big picture."

2018 - Nuno Líbano Monteiro, Band 1 | Restructuring & Insolvency

"Sources note: Nuno has wide experience in all sectors of the economy and an excellent network, which provides him with the capacity to reach the target faster than others."

2017 - Nuno Líbano Monteiro, Band 1 | Litigation

"Feedback identifies him as "very experienced, with a solid knowledge of procedural and substantive law which makes him a very good litigator."

2017 - Nuno Líbano Monteiro, Band 1 | Restructuring & Insolvency

"He is resilient and very skillful in outlining strategic action."

Chambers Global
2019 - Nuno Líbano Monteiro, Band 1 | Litigation

"Civil litigation specialist, he egularly represents important corporates in high-value mandates, including cross-border cases."

2018 - Nuno Líbano Monteiro, Band 1 | Litigation

"Sources note that he is organised, adding that he looks at every detail."

2017 - Nuno Líbano Monteiro, Band 1 | Litigation

"Feedback identifies him as "very experienced, with a solid knowledge of procedural and substantive law which makes him a very good litigator."

The Legal 500
2019 - Nuno Líbano Monteiro, Leading individual - Hall of fame | Litigation and Dispute Resolution
2019 - Nuno Líbano Monteiro, Leading individual - Hall of fame | Insolvency and Restructuring
2018 - Nuno Líbano Monteiro, Leading Individual | Litigation and Dispute Resolution
2018 - Nuno Líbano Monteiro, Leading Individual | Insolvency and Restructuring
2017 - Nuno Líbano Monteiro, Leading Individual | Litigation and Dispute Resolution
2017 - Nuno Líbano Monteiro, Leading Individual | Insolvency and Restructuring
IFLR 1000
2019 - Nuno Líbano Monteiro | Insolvency & Restructuring
2018 - Nuno Líbano Monteiro | Insolvency & Restructuring
Best Lawyers
2018 - Nuno Líbano Monteiro | Restructuring and insolvency
2019 - Nuno Líbano Monteiro | Recognised Lawyers
2017 - Nuno Líbano Monteiro | Best Portuguese Lawyer of the year
2017 - Nuno Líbano Monteiro | Other Recommended Lawyer
2018 - Nuno Líbano Monteiro | Other Recommended Lawyer
2016 - Nuno Líbano Monteiro | Other Recommended Lawyer
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