João Pimentel joined Campos Ferreira, Sá Carneiro & Associados in February 2011 as senior of counsel and is currently a partner of the firm, heading the litigation/arbitration and restructuring/insolvency practices. From 2004–2011 he was a lawyer at Uría Menéndez, when his previous firm, Vasconcelos, F. Sá Carneiro, Fontes & Associados – one of the most prestigious Portuguese law firms – integrated with Uría Menéndez.
He focuses his practice on litigation, covering all areas of professional litigation and non-litigation practice, including all types of civil, commercial and criminal proceedings in all court instances. He is also involved in proceedings before arbitration courts as counsel to the parties and arbitrator as well as insolvency proceedings.
João Pimentel is qualified to practise in Portugal and Macau and, at the start of his career, he used to practise in the latter. He has also been adviser to the Portuguese Minister of Justice.