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29.11.2021

Diana Ribeiro Duarte and Luís Roquette Geraldes lead private equity team

Morais Leitão is pleased to announce that Diana Ribeiro Duarte and Luís Roquette Geraldes were made partners of Morais Leitão and now lead the private equity team, with a renewed strategic focus on further growing our robust transactional practice while further consolidating our area of fund formation.

Diana and Luís have established themselves in the Portuguese market with impressive track records, characterized by strong client relationships. The team relies on the breadth of the expertise of our specialists in matters such as competition, employment and pensions, public law, intellectual property, real estate and tax offering a 360º perspective fully committed to the sector.

“On the PE transactional side, we have been receiving top-tier mandates from a wide range of investors in sell and buy-side private transactions as well as regularly advising on the structuring, marketing and operation of private equity funds” said partner Diana Ribeiro Duarte. “Leading the private equity team is an exciting challenge that will enable us to enhance our practice”.

“For over a decade, we have been working alongside the very best founders of high-growth companies, venture capital funds, family offices and corporate venture capital on a daily basis. Our clear market positioning allows us to forge loyal and long-lasting relationships with our clients who perceive us as strategic partners that can support them throughout their entire lifecycles” commented Luís Roquette Geraldes.

“Luís and Diana are excellent examples of talent nurture: both started at the firm as trainees and made a name for themselves at a rather fast pace. Leading the private equity team is a natural step in their professional career and in the firm’s firm conviction that private equity is a top priority to Morais Leitão”, said Nuno Galvão Teles, Managing Partner of Morais Leitão.

“Multidisciplinary firm covering a range of private equity transactions, including acquisitions and incorporations, with recognized abilities in venture capital operations. Offers noteworthy strength in complex cross border mandates.”
Chambers Europe

“Handles regulatory issues and advises on fund structuring. Additionally well versed in the structuring of national and international financing operations. Clients enthuse that it is ‘a very talented team’ with ‘a deep knowledge of the private equity market in Portugal’.”
Chambers Europe

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