Luís Miguel Cortes Martins




Luís Miguel Cortes Martins

Born in Santarém in 1962. 

Managing Partner at SLCM where he has been developing his career since 1985.

A broad range of experience in Mergers & Acquisitions operations, both inbound and outbound, having been involved in major transactions in Portugal in over 30 years of practice in the financial, energy, infrastructures, telecoms and media, food & beverage, healthcare and real estate sectors.

Ongoing advisory on strategic business decisions and complex restructuring, developing long term relationships with clients.

Prominent lawyer in dispute resolution, acting in State courts managing complex and sophisticated disputes, on both national and international level. Arbitrator in civil and commercial matters.

Graduate in Law (1985) and completion of the curricular part of the Master’s degree in Law (1988), Lisbon Catholic University.  Assistant Teacher at the Lisbon University Faculty of Law (1986-1990) and at Lisbon Catholic University (since 1987) where he is currently visiting lecturer.

Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1987. Member of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) and currently President of the Arbitration Practice Commission at the Portuguese Arbitration Association.

Leading Individual in Legal 500 International Directory.

Top Ranked in Chambers Europe and Chambers Global International Directory.

Highly Regarded in M&A and Capital Markets IFLR1000 International Directory.


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