49 Russell Square, London, UK

Fernando Antas da Cunha


Partner & Managing Partner
Commercial and Corporate
FinTech & Financial Regulation
Private Clients



Fernando Antas da Cunha (born 1974), Managing Partner at Antas da Cunha Ecija & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados R.L. Law degree, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Moderna de Lisboa (1999). Registered with the Bar Association since 2001. Fernando was a University lecturer between 1999 and 2008 – Commercial and Corporate Law, Civil Procedural Law, and Civil Enforcement Procedure. Fernando was a member of Universidade Moderna’s legal department for the better part of that period, having been active in several fields of law.

After completed his internship with José Nóvoa Cortez, after which he went on to become a sole practitioner and start a law office with other colleagues. In 2003, Fernando set up an association that would in time be the seed from which ACFA – Antas da Cunha, Ferreira & Associados sprang, the law firm he founded in 2006. Although ACFA was a medium-sized law firm, it would go on to be distinguished by several international directories in such diverse fields of law as Corporate, Real Estate and Labour. In 2014, he joined Miranda, Correia e Amendoeira, Sociedade de Advogados R.L. as Of Counsel, where he developed the firm’s Portuguese practice in several fields of the law.

Fernando was referenced by the 2019 edition of Transactional Track Record (TTR) in the top ten ranking of Portuguese Legal Advisors Dealmakers in M&A, Private Equity, Venture Capital and Asset Acquisitions.

His main practice focuses on Corporate and Private Clients, while being at the same time a corporate consultant for software development and legal publications. Fernando is a regular contributor to newspapers, magazines and other publications, and was a resident commentator of Diário Económico’s Económico TV. Fernando is a member of the “International Bar Association” (IBA) where he has already appeared as international speaker. Fernando was nominated Commercial Law expert in the Global Law Experts directory and referenced in the TOP 500 Leading Lawyer directory.

In 2021, was invited professor in the “Blockchain & Smart Contracts” Intensive Program, in a partnership between the NOVA School of Business and Economics, IBM and Antas da Cunha ECIJA, with the theme “Innovation through Design Thinking”. In October 2022 he completed the Legal Project Management & Process Improvement Programme at IE Law School in Madrid. In 2022 he completed the 1st edition of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management for Lawyers, organized by the Nova School of Business and Economics.

He was referenced by Iberian Lawyer in the top of 60 best lawyers in Business Law.



Managing Partner at Antas da Cunha Ecija & Associados


Managing Partner at Antas da Cunha & Associados


Joins Miranda, Correia e Amendoeira, Sociedade de Advogados R.L. as Of Counsel, developing the firm’s Portuguese practice in several fields of the law


Founding Partner and Managing Partner ACFA- Antas da Cunha, Ferreira & Associados


Registration with the Bar Association and sole practice


University lecturer until 2009 on invitation by the rectory. Assistant and senior lecturer - Commercial Law, Civil Procedure Law, Civil Enforcement Procedure, and Judicial Practices


Law degree, Faculdade de Direito da Faculdade Moderna de Lisboa

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