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Joaquim Caimoto Duarte
Joaquim Caimoto Duarte
Counsel. Lisbon office



Joaquim Caimoto Duarte is a counsel in the Lisbon office of Uría Menéndez-Proença de Carvalho, where he heads the EU and Portuguese Competition Law practice area.

He focuses his professional activity on European and competition law, advising on matters in various sectors, including the pharmaceuticals, banking and insurance, air transport, motor vehicle, energy, telecommunications, media and large retailer industries.

Joaquim is regularly involved in merger control and infringement proceedings for abusive conduct and restrictive agreements before the Portuguese Competition Authority, the European Commission and the EU courts, and also has ample experience in state aids.

He is mentioned by the main international directories and considered by Chambers Europe as one of the best competition lawyers in Portugal (Tier 1). He is also recommended by Global Competition Review, Who’s Who Legal and The Legal 500.


  • Law Degree, Universidade de Lisboa, 1996
  • Traineeship at the European Commission, 1997/98
  • Post-graduate Degree in EU Law, Universidade de Lisboa, 1999

Membership of Professional Associations

  • Portuguese Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Portuguese Competition Lawyers Association (Círculo dos Advogados Portugueses de Direito da Concorrência) (founding member)