João Marques Mendes

João Marques Mendes

Joined PLMJ in 2020.
Partner in the Public Law practice.

About João

João is a partner in the Public Law practice. With around 10 years’ professional experience, he has focused on the area of energy and natural resources, providing legal assistance with regulatory, projects, transactions and litigation, to Portuguese and international clients.

In the area of energy and public law, his main focus has been advising on the implementation and operation of projects and infrastructures, with a special focus on renewable energies. He advises Portugal’s leading energy companies, especially on regulatory and contractual issues. He also advises on dispute resolution in the fields of energy and regulatory.

João is the author of numerous papers and articles on energy law and has frequently been invited to lecture and participate as a speaker in classes and conferences in the fields of energy and regulatory law.

Before joining PLMJ he was a lawyer at CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut.



Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 2009
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2012
  • Guest lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, since 2017-2019
  • Guest lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, 2017
Professional Background
  • Partner at PLMJ since 2020
  • Associate at the law firm CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut, 2012 - 2020
The Legal 500
2021 - João Marques Mendes | Projects and Project Finance
2021 - João Marques Mendes, Next Generation Partners | Energy and Natural Resources
Chambers Europe
2021 - João Marques Mendes, Up and Coming | Energy and Natural Resources law
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