João Soares Almeida

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Practice Areas

Portuguese Labour and Social Security Law. Great experience in all labour law markets fields, focusing in restructurings of workforces and modification of salary policies. Participates in large transactions for his national and international clients.


Started his career at Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira (2005) and has been at Garrigues since 2006, where he is a Principal Associate. Regular lecturer on labour and social security issues in various conferences and seminars. Invited Professor in labour law Post-Graduation Course (Universidade Católica Portuguesa). Invited lecturer in internal workshops promoted by the Portuguese Labour Inspectorate.

Professional Memberships

Portuguese Bar Association.


Jusprático Laboral e de Segurança Social (co-author, Wolterskluwer). Labour law article published in Questões Laborais 43.


Law degree and Post-Graduation in labour law (Universidade Católica Portuguesa).