Eduardo Maia Cadete


Eduardo Maia Cadete joined the firm in 2001. He is a member of the European law and competition team. 

His experience includes advising and representing clients (both defendants and plaintiffs), before the Portuguese Competition Authority and the European Commission, as well as before the General Court of the European Union, the Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.

His practice focuses on restrictive practices, merger control, state aid and sectoral inquiries providing legal advice and representing companies active in the areas of financial services, media, pharmaceuticals and consumer product, among others.

Eduardo Maia Cadete is the President of the Competition Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce – Portugal (2022-2024), as well as the President of the Alumni Association of the Institute for Political Studies (Universidade Católica Portuguesa). He is also the Vice-Chair of the ICC Task Force on International Trade and State Aid.

Author of articles published in the following magazines: International European Law Tax Review, International Law Office, Portuguese Bar Association and Portuguese Bank Association quarterly magazines and The Private Competition Enforcement Review.

Winner of the Jacques Delors 2004 Award, sponsored by the Portuguese Central Bank and by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, with the thesis Competition and Services of General Economic Interest.

"outstanding and very knowledgeable"

Chambers Europe

Law Degree (Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Internacional, 1999). Postgraduate Studies in European Law (University of Lisbon School of Law, 2000). Master's Degree in European Law (Católica Lisbon School of Law, 2003). Currently preparing his doctoral thesis (Católica Lisbon School of Law).


Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.


Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2001). President of the ICC - Competition Commission Portugal. Vice-Chair of ICC International Task Force on Subsidies and International Trade. Portuguese Competition Lawyers Circle. Portugal International Chamber of Commerce Competition Commission. American Bar Association (Antitrust Law Section).

Eduardo Maia Cadete