João Pateira Ferreira is a managing associate of the competition and antitrust department in Lisbon. His main areas of expertise are EU and Portuguese competition law, as well as general EU law.

Before joining Linklaters in 2014, João had several years of practice in competition and antitrust law, including a seven-year stint leading cartel and antitrust investigations at the Portuguese Competition Authority.

After lecturing on EU and competition law at Lisbon University Law School between 2006 and 2015, João now lectures on postgraduate courses on EU and competition law at the University of Lisbon.