Managing Partner

Domingos Cruz


Domingos has been a CCA Partner since 2007. He is a lawyer, entrepreneur, and Business Angel. As a lawyer, he leads Corporate/M&A operations, including Private Equity and venture capital transactions, providing legal support to domestic and foreign companies, multinationals, and startups. Domingos is the Managing Partner and is recognized by clients as a business-oriented lawyer who adopts an international approach and offers a high standard of quality and professionalism. He was awarded by the prestigious Iberian Lawyer magazine with the "Forty under 40" award in 2016 for the best lawyers under 40 years. He's a member of the EO - Entrepreneurs' Organization, in Portugal.

  • Lawyers Management Program - Executive Education, IE Law School, Madrid, Spain
  • Master of International Legal Practice from Instituto de Empresa with distinction, having received the prize of best student of the course, Madrid, Spain (2006)
  • Fellow at North-western University, having attended the Kellogg School of Management program, Chicago, USA (2007)
  • Law degree from the Faculty of Law, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal (2001)
  • Associate Professor at Porto Business School, Porto, Portugal (since 2015)
  • Arbitrator at SHIAC (Shanghai International Arbitration Centre), Shanghai, China (since 2014)
  • Associate Professor at IE - Instituto de Empresa Law School, Madrid, Spain (2002-2015)
English, Spanish and German

Chambers & Partners Europe - Portugal

  • Band 2, TMT, 2023
  • Domingos Cruz, Band 5, Corporate/M&A, 2023

Chambers & Partners Global

  • Band 5, Corporate/M&A, 2023

Leaders League

The Legal Week Innovation Awards 2017

  • Business Development, 2017

Best Lawyers


Legal 500

Beyond Law

Founded the Tell a Story project in 2013, a publishing house dedicated to the dissemination of Portuguese authors in different languages.

Practiced several competitive sports. Today he only plays tennis.