João Pateira Ferreira is a managing associate in 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.

Between 2006 and 2015, João lectured on EU and competition law at the University of Lisbon School of Law, and he now lectures on the same subjects on postgraduate courses at the University.