Jorge Simões Cortez


Jorge Simões Cortez joined the firm in 2006 and became a partner in 2011. He is a member of the corporate and M&A team, with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions in various sectors.

Prior to joining the firm, Jorge worked as a legal adviser with the BPI Bank (1990-1999) and as a Consultant at the law firm Osório de Castro, Verde Pinho, Vieira Peres, Lobo Xavier e Associados – Sociedade de Advgados (1999-2005).

He was an Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração Pública (1990-1991) and at Católica Porto School of Law (1991-1992).

Over the years Jorge Simões Cortez has held conferences and seminars in multiple institutions (e.g. OROC - Accountants Association and Porto Business School), while publishing both individually and in collective works on issues of corporate law, with a special focus on the transfer of quotas and shares. He is currently a researcher at the Centre for Legal Research of the Faculty of Law of the University of Porto.


"[...] profound business knowledge."

Chambers Europe

Law Degree (Católica Porto School of Law, 1990). Postgraduate Studies in Commercial and Business Law (Católica Porto School of Law, 2004). Ph.D in Commercial and Business Law (Faculty of Law, University of Porto, 2020).


Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.


Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2011).

Jorge Simões Cortez

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