IR Gold Member

João Valadas Coriel

Managing Partner Valadas Coriel & Associados

Member Details

  • Portugal

Exclusive IR Member for:

  • Tax (Private Client)
  • Commercial Litigation
Rua de São Nicolau, 121 – 1º 1100-548
Lisbon Portugal

Committee Member

João is a long-standing IR member and can regularly be seen attending the IR global events! His recognized expertise is sought to unlock deadlocks, close deals, to propose cross-cutting solutions at various areas of law and to coordinate multi-disciplinary teams.

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João Valadas Coriel

João Valadas Coriel co-founded the law firm in 2001. Currently managing partner he coordinates across all VCA Departments. His recognised expertise and decisiveness is sought to bring a senior voice to the table, close deals and bring all sorts of matters to closure.

He participates frequently as a speaker at workshops, seminars and conferences in his practice areas.

Practice Areas

Dispute resolution, including civil, administrative, tax and maritime litigation. Private clients encompassing succession planning, tax, real estate and immigration.  Across areas a business savvy lawyer.


Degree in Law (Faculty of Law, Universidade Clássica de Lisboa, 1992). Masters in Public Health (Faculty of Medicine, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 1998). International Trade and Shipping Law Course (London Guildhall University / Lloyds, 1999). Postgraduate in Management and Tax Law (ISEG, 2007). Law Management Program (IE, Madrid / London, 2012).

Professional Associations

Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 1995); Portuguese Tax Association, International Bar Association and International Fiscal Association.


Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and Italian.

Firm Description

Valadas Coriel & Associados was estabilished in 2001. VCA has build a very energetic team sporting partners and associates that combine experience and expertise from Law to Economics and Management.

The dynamic yet informal work enviroment has attracted a number of lawyers from major domestic and international law firms.

Our Beliefs

We stand in the legal business as solution providers and problem solvers. If you are stuck in a legal or burocratic quagmire, we are ready to help. Laws might be just papers with ink on it and the best solution for your legal problem should not be the most complex.

We are “Combat lawyers”. Each case is a battle, for whom we define strategy, specific and measurable targets to be met within reasonable time frame.

Areas Of Practise

  • Corporate Law
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Tax Law
  • Energy Law
  • Real Estate Law and Tourism
  • Maritime Law
  • Labour Law

Rising Stars

IR’s Rising Stars initiative recognises the best talent and next generation of leaders within IR member firms. It enables them to build their own international connections and benefit from the various resources the network has to offer.

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