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"He is one of the most knowledgeable lawyers I have had the pleasure to work with, and with an excellent commercial awareness."

"Filipe Lowndes Marques is a very dynamic lawyer with extensive knowledge of legislation as well as a strong commercial component and business knowledge."

Filipe Lowndes Marques assists renowned banks and multinational investors with a variety of banking and finance matters including securitisations, debt restructurings and real estate finance deals.

Filipe Lowndes Marques assists renowned banks and multinational investors with a variety of banking and finance matters including securitisations, debt restructurings and real estate finance deals. Clients appreciate that he is "hands-on and active in discussions."

Luís Branco frequently advises on financing deals arising in the renewable energy sector. His highly regarded projects practice draws strength from his additional expertise in the banking and finance arena.

Filipe Lowndes Marques is a "very experienced and secure lawyer when it comes to projects," sources state. He is an expert at handling project financing in the renewable energy and road infrastructure sectors.

 

Filipe Lowndes Marques is praised for his ability to bring clients closer to solutions and for "helping to overcome issues." He is adept at handling project finance and acquisitions in the transport, construction and real estate sectors.

Filipe Lowndes Marques is well versed in project financings, acquisition financings, and the sale and purchase of loan portfolios. He often advises on acquisitions in the real estate sector and financings for energy projects.

Filipe Lowndes Marques frequently assists key lenders with various acquisition and project finance mandates within the manufacturing and renewable energy arenas. He offers additional skill in structured finance matters. Clients describe him as "one of the best financial law practitioners in Portugal."

The "pragmatic" Filipe Lowndes Marques co-leads the team and draws praise for his ability to find solutions to problems. He regularly acts for lenders on project finance matters within the renewable energy arena, such as wind or photovoltaic projects.

Filipe Lowndes Marques frequently acts on project finance in the energy sector. He boasts further expertise in securitisation and bond issuance.
According to clients, Filipe Lowndes Marques has"deep knowledge of the topics, common sense and the ability to come up with innovative solutions." He regularly assists international banks with their position as lenders in projects in the renewables sector. Sources further appreciate that he is "commercial and doesn't like to complicate things when there is no need to."
Filipe Lowndes Marques is particularly well regarded for his expertise in project finance. He is praised as a "very constructive and dedicated person, he is always there to find solutions to problems that arise." He is active in the infrastructure sector and provides further acumen in securitisations.
Filipe Lowndes Marques is endorsed for his project finance expertise. He advises on a range of complex projects including those in the infrastructure and renewable energy sectors. Sources say that "he has a lot of experience in project finance" and "very good knowledge of the issues and a practical approach."

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Band 2 Banking & Finance
2016

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Band 1 Projects
2016
Filipe Lowndes Marques is described by a client as "a proactive and knowledgeable" lawyer.
Filipe Lowndes Marques is a well-known player in the market noted for his skill in project finance and "increasing seniority and experience."
Clients describe Filipe Lowndes Marques as "highly technical and strong in transactional banking matters."
Banking and finance and capital markets expert Filipe Lowndes Marques is a favourite for securitisations.
Interviewees highlight Filipe Lowndes Marques's "commercial approach, understanding of client needs, experience in the sector and deep legal knowledge."
Clients enjoy working with Filipe Lowndes Marques: "He is very intelligent and constructive, and offers high availability and responsiveness. He identifies risks and gives us exactly what we need."
Filipe Lowndes Marques "is commercial and proactive, and likes to get things done," say clients. In addition to capital markets, he handles project finance and PPP matters.
Commentators describe Filipe Lowndes Marques as "very commercial, tough and proactive."
Sources laud Filipe Lowndes Marques for his “profound knowledge of projects from the lenders' point of view.”
Filipe Lowndes Marques represented Banco Comercial Português in the securitisation of a portfolio of receivables from small and mid-sized enterprise loans, and sources report him to be "proactive and knowledgeable."
Filipe Lowndes Marques is the group's securitisation expert, and also handles banking and finance mandates.
Partner Filipe Lowndes Marques is also highly praised, receiving particular mention for his exceptional English skills and renewable energy knowledge.
Sources confirm that Filipe Lowndes Marques has a solid presence in the capital markets sphere, as well as being a financing practitioner
Filipe Lowndes Marques is another well-regarded member of the team and he recently advised the European Investment Bank on the financing of the construction and development of a portfolio of 23 wind farms by ENEOP.
Filipe Lowndes Marques is another talented lawyer, recognised for his expertise in banking and finance, projects and capital markets.
Filipe Lowndes Marques is well regarded for his expertise in securitisations. He is also highly rated in banking and finance and projects.
Clients turn to Filipe Lowndes Marques for his ability to "combine legal advice with a commercial approach, helping negotiations to go smoothly and quickly.”
Filipe Lowndes Marques is another notable member of the department. This “hands-on and outstanding” lawyer’s fruitful practice includes banking and finance, PFI and investment funds.
Filipe Lowndes Marques is also noted as an excellent resource for securitisations work.
Branco and newly promoted partner Filipe Lowndes Marques lead “an experienced group of lawyers who promote the smooth running of negotiations, focusing on the relevant matters.”
Filipe Lowndes Marques was recently elevated to the partnership and is considered to be “among the brightest lawyers in Lisbon.” He is involved in banking and finance transactions, and also advises on projects and investment fund matters.
Market sources identify Filipe Lowndes Marques as the “best asset” of the firm’s securitisation practice.
Interviewees also reserve praise for “thoughtful and efficient” Filipe Lowndes Marques, describing him as an “excellent team player.”
Filipe Lowndes Marques is described as a “bright young lawyer,” and attracts praise for his “quick understanding, flexible approach and fantastic English.” He advises on a broad spectrum of banking and finance transactions and supervises what sources agree is "Portugal''s top practice in investment funds." According to clients, he is a "safe pair of hands, has good access to the CMVM and excellent international connections." Recent highlights include advising Orey Gestão de Activos on the incorporation and marketing of a range of funds, including football player and forestry funds with innovative structures.

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Band 1 Banking and Finance: Investment Funds
2007

Filipe Lowndes Marques

up-and-coming individuals Banking and Finance: Investment Funds
2007

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Band 2 Capital Markets: Securitisation
2007
Filipe Lowndes Marques is increasingly active in the area and was warmly recommended by peers for his “intelligence and quick understanding.”

Chambers Global

"He has many years of experience in project financing. His proficiency is demonstrated not just in the legal matters involved in project financing, but also in his awareness of clients' concerns and needs."

"Filipe Lowndes Marques is an extremely qualified professional with an excellent performance."

 "He has great commercial skills and coordination of international deals."

"He is an experienced lawyer who has great technical skills and is very much focused on the client."

"His experience in different financing processes is very helpful. He helps a lot in the conclusion of the transactions and is straight to the point."

"He is one of the most knowledgeable lawyers I have had the pleasure to work with, and with an excellent commercial awareness."

"Filipe Lowndes Marques is very dedicated and available. He has a strong focus on finding solutions for any problems that arise."

Filipe Lowndes Marques is an expert at handling sophisticated project acquisitions and financings in the renewable energy and road infrastructure sectors. He is frequently seen representing prominent asset management firms and banking syndicates.

Filipe Lowndes Marques assists renowned banks and multinational investors with a variety of banking and finance matters including securitisations, debt restructurings and real estate finance deals. Clients appreciate that he is "hands-on and active in discussions."

Filipe Lowndes Marques is a "very experienced and secure lawyer when it comes to projects," sources state. He is an expert at handling project financing in the renewable energy and road infrastructure sectors.

Filipe Lowndes Marques is an expert at assisting renowned banks and funds with a variety of banking and finance matters including project finance. Interviewees praise his market awareness, followed by his "strong knowledge and ability to advise clients very well."

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Band 1 Projects
2020

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Band 1 Banking and Finance
2020

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Band 1 Projects
2019

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Band 1 Banking and Finance
2019

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Band 2 Banking and Finance
2018

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Band 2 Banking and Finance
2017

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Band 1 Projects
2017
Filipe Lowndes Marques specialises in project finance especially within the infrastructure sector. He has further know-how in securitisations.
Project finance expert Filipe Lowndes Marques is described by a client as "a proactive and knowledgeable" lawyer.
Filipe Lowndes Marques is a well-known player in the market, noted for his skill in project finance and "increasing seniority and experience."
Interviewees highlight Filipe Lowndes Marques's "commercial approach, understanding of client needs, experience in the sector and deep legal knowledge."
A perceptive and resourceful negotiator."Clients describe Filipe Lowndes Marques as "highly technical and strong in transactional banking matters."
Banking and finance and capital markets expert Filipe Lowndes Marques is a favourite for securitisations.
Interviewees highlight Filipe Lowndes Marques's "commercial approach, understanding of client needs, experience in the sector and deep legal knowledge."
Clients enjoy working with Filipe Lowndes Marques: "He is very intelligent and constructive, and offers high availability and responsiveness. He identifies risks and gives us exactly what we need."
Filipe Lowndes Marques "is commercial and proactive, and likes to get things done," say clients. In addition to capital markets, he handles project finance and PPP matters.
Commentators describe Filipe Lowndes Marques as "very commercial, tough and proactive."
Filipe Lowndes Marques is the group's securitisation expert, and also handles banking and finance mandates.
Sources laud Filipe Lowndes Marques for his “profound knowledge of projects from the lender's point of view.”
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.
Filipe Lowndes Marques is recognised for his securitisation prowess and as a corporate finance all-rounder, strong in banking, capital markets and project finance.
Filipe Lowndes Marques is another talented lawyer, recognised for his expertise in banking and finance, projects and capital markets.
Filipe Lowndes Marques is well regarded for his expertise in securitisations. He is also highly rated in banking and finance and projects.
Filipe Lowndes Marques is another notable member of the department. This “outstanding, hands-on” lawyer’s fruitful practice includes banking and finance, PFI and investment funds.
Filipe Lowndes Marques is also noted as an excellent resource for securitisations work.
Filipe Lowndes Marques was recently elevated to partner and is considered to be among the “brightest lawyers in Lisbon.” Involved in many banking and finance transactions, he also advises on projects and investment fund matters.
Market sources identify Filipe Lowndes Marques as the “best asset” of the firm’s securitisation practice.
Filipe Lowndes Marques from the finance department is one main partner dealing with private equity matters.
Interviewees also reserve praise for “thoughtful and efficient” Filipe Lowndes Marques, describing him as an “excellent team player.”
Filipe Lowndes Marques is described as a “bright young lawyer,” and attracts praise for his “quick understanding, flexible approach and fantastic English.”
Up-and-comer Filipe Lowndes Marques is increasingly active in the area and was warmly recommended by peers for his “intelligence and quick understanding.”
Filipe Lowndes Marques’ “excellent technical skills” guarantee him an entrance to the tables. “He is a brilliant lawyer and definitely a star of the future,” according to a satisfied client.
Although still young, Filipe Lowndes Marques enters the tables on the strength of his “outstanding intelligence and ability to remain focused on the client’s interests.”

Legal 500

‘Filipe Lowndes Marques, Luís Branco and Cláudia Castanheira dos Santos are differentiated by their ability to develop projects of outstanding complexity and size, within a framework of excellence, professionalism and dedication to the client.’

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Other key lawyers Insolvency and Restructuring
2023

‘I really liked the work of Filipe Lowndes. It’s always good to work with a team that, when faced with a problem, finds solutions and not more problems. It is not easy to please all parties, especially in a syndicated transaction where, sometimes, institutions have different understandings of a given subject. I really appreciate Filipe’s work, who always tried to find a quick solution, without further complicating matters. Filipe and his team were well prepared and had a great knowledge of the sector.’

 ‘Filipe Lowndes Marques, Luís Branco and Cláudia Castanheira dos Santos are differentiated by their ability to develop projects of outstanding complexity and size, within a framework of excellence, professionalism and dedication to the client.’

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Individuals Projects and Project Finance
2022

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Individuals Banking and Finance
2022

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Individuals Projects and Project Finance
2021

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Individuals Banking and Finance
2021

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Individuals Projects and Project Finance
2020

IFLR 1000

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Market Leader Banking, Investment Funds, Project Finance, Restructuring and Insolvency
2024

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Market Leader Banking, Investment Funds, Project Finance, Restructuring and Insolvency
2023

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Market Leader Banking, Investment Funds, Project Finance, Restructuring and Insolvency
2022

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Highly Regarded Banking, Investment Funds, Project Finance
2021

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Highly Regarded Banking, Investment Funds, Project Finance
2020

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Highly Regarded Banking, Investment Funds, Project Finance
2019

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Highly Regarded Investment funds
2018

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Highly Regarded Banking
2018

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Highly Regarded Project Finance
2018

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Lawyer Banking
2017

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Lawyer Project Finance
2017

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Lawyer Banking
2016

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Lawyer Project Finance
2016

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Lawyer Banking
2015

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Lawyer Project Finance
2015

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Lawyer Project Finance
2014

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Lawyer Banking
2014

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Lawyer Project Finance
2013

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Lawyer Banking and Capital Markets
2013

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Lawyer Project Finance
2012

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Lawyer Project Finance
2011

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Lawyer Project Finance
2010

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Lawyer Project Finance
2009

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Lawyer Project Finance
2008

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Lawyer Project Finance
2005