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Banking and Finance



Sources praise Patrício unreservedly for his expertise, experience and effectiveness.
Practice head António Pinto Leite is likewise considered a leading market figure. He has experience representing clients across a range of industry sectors and has a particular focus on the international arena. His recent work has seen him advise Pfizer and Philips in IP litigations.
Miguel Galvão Teles has built an enviable track record in dispute resolution and is universally acknowledged as a lawyer of unsurpassed expertise. He is a high-status figure in the domestic and international arenas and is sought out by clients such as REN, who he advised on a number of complex arbitrations relating to energy assets.
José Manuel Galvão Teles advises the firm's leading full-service clients on particularly complex dispute proceedings. He has been extensively involved counselling BP in litigation proceedings concerning its joint venture operations in Europe.
Catarina Levy Osório is also a member of the firm’s Angola desk and regularly advises clients on general commercial and foreign investment matters. She was born in Angola and is a member of the Angolan and Portuguese Bar Associations.
Tomás Vaz Pinto is praised by sources for his ability to find “effective solutions to problems.”
Clients draw confidence from Segismundo Pinto Basto's experience in the sector.
Rui de Oliveira Neves receives praise as someone who is prepared to go “beyond the call of duty to help his clients.” He specialises in the energy sector and often works together with Nuno Galvão Teles. A case in point saw the pair advise EDP - Energias de Portugal on the drafting, negotiation and execution of a joint partnership agreement for ocean wave energy development projects.
Having led on some of the key deals in the market, Miguel Galvão Teles has attained a status as one of the key names in the Portuguese legal environment.
Carlos Osório de Castro also stands as a leading figure in the sector thanks to his ability to rapidly "analyse complex legal matters and provide creative solutions.”
João Soares da Silva receives praise from clients for being “very efficient in structuring solutions to complex legal matters.” He advised Banco Comercial Português on the sale of its stake in Millennium Bank in Turkey.
Filipe Lowndes Marques is recognised for his securitisation prowess and as a corporate finance all-rounder, strong in banking, capital markets and project finance.
João Soares da Silva heads the department and wins praise for his extensive work across the sector, helping to develop the significant standing of the firm in the wider market. He has recently been advising Banco Comercial Português on a range of capital markets activities.
Sources praise Carlos Osório de Castro for his ability to balance his profound legal knowledge with a deep understanding of market realities and his clients' underlying objectives.
Filipe Lowndes Marques is strong in both project finance and capital markets. He has close links to the UK as an Oxford graduate and director of the British Portuguese Chamber of Commerce.
Luís Branco heads the firm's banking and finance team. Sources appreciate his innovative ideas and execution and champion him as "the best lawyer for project finance in Portugal." He recently advised Eurohypo AG regarding credit facility agreements for three commercial properties.