Duarte Schmidt Lino
Partner

Duarte Schmidt Lino

Joined PLMJ in 2004.
Partner and co-head of the Corporate M&A practice.

About Duarte

Duarte is a partner and co-head of the Corporate M&A practice. He has over 18 years’ experience in private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, investment funds and privatisation.

Duarte is known for handling major private equity, corporate governance, M&A and privatisation transactions, working both in Portugal and internationally, with a focus on the markets of Angola, Brazil and Mozambique.

Duarte has a law degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon and completed a postgraduate course in banking law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon.

Contacts

Office: Lisbon
(+351) 213 197 300*
duarte.schmidtlino@plmj.pt

*National landlines call

Languages:
English, French, Spanish

Academic Background
  • Law degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 2000
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2002
  • Postgraduate in Banking Law, the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, 2001
Professional Background
  • Partner at PLMJ since 2014
Other Awards
2024 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Excellent | Leaders League - Private Equity
2024 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Leading | Leaders League - Corporate / M&A
2023 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Excellent | Leaders League - Private Equity
2023 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Leading | Leaders League - Corporate / M&A
2022 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Leading | Leaders League - Corporate / M&A
2022 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Excellent | Leaders League - Private Equity
2021 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Leading | Leaders League - Corporate / M&A
2021 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Excellent | Leaders League - Private Equity
Chambers Europe
2023 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Band 3 | Corporate Law / M&A
2023 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Band 2 | Private Equity
2022 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Band 2 | Private Equity
2022 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Band 3 | Corporate Law / M&A
2021 - Duarte Schmidt Lino | Corporate Law / M&A
2021 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Band 2 | Private Equity
2020 - Duarte Schmidt Lino | Corporate Law / M&A

"Clients value his experience and availability."

2020 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Band 2 | Private Equity

"He has considerable expertise in acquisitions, including management buyout transactions and the drafting of shareholders' agreements."

2019 - Duarte Schmidt Lino | Corporate Law / M&A

"He offers support to both buyers and sellers in deals in the agriculture, leisure and manufacturing sectors, and his expertise extends to private equity and venture capital operations."

2019 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Band 2 | Private Equity

"He is commercially savvy and leads the team and is well versed in both private equity and venture capital operations."

2018 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Band 2 | Private Equity
2017 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Band 2 | Private Equity
Chambers Global
2024 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Band 3 | Corporate Law / M&A
2023 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Band 3 | Corporate Law / M&A
2022 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Band 3 | Corporate Law / M&A
2021 - Duarte Schmidt Lino | Corporate Law / M&A
2020 - Duarte Schmidt Lino | Corporate Law / M&A

"He regularly acts on transactions in the real estate, manufacturing and energy sectors. Clients value his experience and availability."

2019 - Duarte Schmidt Lino | Corporate Law / M&A

"He is a fantastic lawyer and his expertise extends to private equity and venture capital operations."

The Legal 500
2023 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Leading individuals | Corporate / M&A
2022 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Leading individuals | Corporate / M&A
2021 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Leading individuals | Corporate / M&A
2020 - Duarte Schmidt Lino | Corporate / M&A
IFLR1000
2023 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Market leader | Corporate and M&A
2023 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Market leader | Corporate and M&A: Private Equity
2023 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Market leader | Investment Funds
2022 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Market leader | Corporate and M&A: Private Equity
2022 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Market leader | Corporate and M&A
2022 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Market leader | Investment Funds
2021 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Highly regarded | Investment Funds
2021 - Duarte Schmidt Lino, Highly regarded | Corporate / M&A (Private Equity)
2020 - Duarte Schmidt Lino | Investment Funds
2019 - Duarte Schmidt Lino | Corporate / M&A (Investment Funds)
2019 - Duarte Schmidt Lino | Corporate / M&A (Private Equity)
2018 - Duarte Schmidt Lino | Corporate / M&A (Private Equity)
2018 - Duarte Schmidt Lino | Corporate / M&A (Investment Funds)
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