Nuno Morais Sarmento

Nuno Morais Sarmento

Joined PLMJ in 1995.
Partner in the Dispute Resolution practice.

About Nuno

Nuno is a partner in the Dispute Resolution practice. He has 30 years’ experience and is dedicated to arbitration, litigation and dispute resolution, with particular expertise in exports and international trade, and a special focus on the Mozambican market.

Nuno was Minister of the Presidency in the 15th Constitutional Government (2002-2004) and Minister of State for the Presidency and Parliamentary Affairs in the 16th Constitutional Government (2004-2005). He was also a member of the Superior Council of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, a founding member of the National Data Protection Commission and a member of the Schengen Joint Supervisory Authority.

Nuno graduated in law from Universidade Católica Portuguesa and he took a postgraduate course in EU law at the same university.


English, French, Spanish

Academic Background
  • Law degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 1984
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 1992
  • Attended postgradate course in Community Law at Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Centre of European Studies, Lisbon, 1996
Professional Background
  • Partner at PLMJ since 2000
  • Adviser to the ombudsman of Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, 1991
  • Managing director of Alcoitão Hospital, 1992
  • Legal adviser to the High Commission for Projecto Vida, 1993
  • Member of the Personal Data Protection Commission, 1994
  • Member of the Schengen Common Control Authority representing the Portuguese State, 1995
  • Member of Supreme Council of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, 1997
  • Minister of the Office of the President in the XV Government, 2004
  • Minister of State, of the Office of the President and of Parliamentary Affairs for the XVI Government, 2005
  • Arbitrator at the Arbitration Centre of the Portuguese-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, 2009
Member of
  • IBA - International Bar Association
Best Lawyers
2021 - Nuno Morais Sarmento |
2019 - Nuno Morais Sarmento | Recognised lawyer
2018 - Nuno Morais Sarmento |
2017 - Nuno Morais Sarmento | Other Recommended Lawyer
2016 - Nuno Morais Sarmento | Other Recommended Lawyer
The Legal 500
2018 - Nuno Morais Sarmento | Mozambique Desk
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