Ricardo Andrade Amaro joined the firm in 2002. He is a member of the corporate and commercial and capital markets team. He is a lawyer with great experience in corporate and commercial law, securities law, as well as in energy law.
In the area of corporate and commercial law he has acted as legal advisor in several mergers, acquisitions and sales of companies, on behalf of domestic and foreign clients, including among others, the acquisition and sale of companies with head offices in Spain, the United States of America and Latin America.
In the area of securities law he has acted as legal advisor in the first and unique securitisation ever made in Portugal of tax and social security non-performing claims of the Portuguese Republic and on the setting up of the first synthetic securitisation in Portugal, both of these transactions concluded in 2004. He has acted as legal advisor in the setting up of the financing arrangements for the largest takeover bid ever made in Portugal, during the years of 2006 and 2007.
He has also acted as legal advisor in the setting up of several initial public offers, during the years of 2007 and 2008, including the largest initial public offer ever made in Portugal and the largest in Europe during 2008. In 2009 he has acted as legal advisor in the setting up of the first private equity fund in Portugal exclusively dedicated to the recovery of companies (turn-around fund), which is currently the largest Portuguese private equity fund. He regularly acts as legal advisor in several securitisation transactions (mortgage loans, consumer loans and small and medium size companies’ loans), in the setting up of and day-to-day regulatory advice to private equity funds and on the setting up of several offers for issues of medium terms notes (EMTN) in the international markets.
In the area of energy law he has been involved in the reorganisation process of the national energy sector, during the years of 2003 and 2004. Recently he has acted as legal advisor in the setting up of the two first securitizations made in Portugal of the right to receive the amounts arising from tariff adjustments, which were concluded in the first and last semester of 2009. He regularly acts as legal advisor in regulatory matters related with the energy sector.
He was engaged as a junior assistant at the Law faculty of the University of Lisbon from 2005 to 2009, in the department of judicial sciences, where he lectured Civil Procedure Law I and Civil Procedure Law II (2005 to 2008) and Family Law and Succession Law (2008 and 2009).
Corporate and Commercial, Capital Markets.
Law Degree (Law Faculty of the University of Lisbon, 2002). Postgraduate Studies in Corporate Practices (Law Faculty of the Portuguese Catholic University, 2004).
Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2004). Securities Institute (admitted in 2004).