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'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 5, Corporate/M&A, 2024
  • Band 2, TMT, 2024
  • Domingos Cruz, Band 5, Corporate/M&A, 2024

Chambers & Partners Global

  • Domingos Cruz, Band 4, Dispute Resolution, 2024
  • Band 5, Corporate/M&A, 2024

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.