Domingos Cruz
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Domingos Cruz

Partner, Managing Partner | ONTIER PORTUGAL · Lisbon

Domingos is a Partner at CCA ONTIER since 2007 and is a member of the Startinnovation Team. He began working at the firm in 2001. His international experience is an asset when providing legal advice to foreign investors, as well as within scope of the internationalisation process of Portuguese companies. His specialisation areas are Corporate and Commercial Law, M&A, Real Estate and TMT. Rewarded in 2015 by Iberian Lawyer with the award "40 under 40", in addition to being a lawyer Domingos is also an entrepreneur, having founded the project "Tell a Story" in 2013, a walking library and a publishing house dedicated to the dissemination of Portuguese authors in different languages, as well as a Business Angel recognized by the IAPMEI. Member of the Portuguese Bar Association. Professional license no. 18683 L.

Academic backgorund

Lawyers Management Program – Executive Education, IE Law School, Madrid, Spain.

Master of International Legal Practice from the IE with honours, where he was top of his class, Madrid, Spain (2006).

Scholarship Holder at the Northwestern University, attending the Kellogg School of Management programme, Chicago, USA (2007).

Law Degree from the Faculty of Law of the Portuguese Catholic University, Lisbon, Portugal (2001).

Professional Experience

Associate Professor at Porto Business School, Oporto, Portugal (since 2015).

Arbitrator at SHIAC (Shanghai International Arbitration Centre), Shanghai, China (since 2014).

Associate professor at the IE Business School, Madrid, Spain (since 2002).

Awards & Recognitions

40 UNDER 40 – Iberian Lawyer, which awards the 40 best lawyers in the Iberian Peninsula under the age of 40.

Distinguished by the Legal 500 and Chambers directories in several areas, namely in TMT, Real Estate and M&A.

International Bar Association (IBA).

Beyond the Law

He founded the project Tell a Story in 2013, an itinerant bookshop and publisher which promotes Portuguese authors in different languages.

He practiced several competitive sports. Nowadays, he only plays tennis.





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