Luís Roquette Geraldes

Managing Associate

Luís Roquette Geraldes joined the firm in September 2008. He is a member of the corporate and M&A team, where he advises on corporate/commercial matters, mergers and acquisitions and private equity/venture capital transactions.

From 2017 until 2018, Luis worked in the M&A and corporate finance department of Skadden, Arps (London office) as an International Associate (secondment).

Luís heads Team Genesis, where he works daily alongside founders and national and international scalable emerging companies (notably, tech and life sciences). The advice provided covers the full life cycle: fundraising (convertibles, preferred rounds, venture debt, performance warrants), scaling and exits.

Due to his work at Team Genesis, Luís was shortlisted for “Young Legal Innovator of the Year” in the 2016 “Financial Times European Innovative Lawyer Awards”. In 2017, he was appointed “Independent Expert” by the European Commission for the purposes of assessing applications to funding under the Horizon 2020 program.

Luís is a regular speaker at industry conferences, legal workshops at accelerators/incubators and university lectures on his areas of expertise as well as an author of several articles and essays. He is also a member of think tanks and other thought leadership initiatives. 


Law Degree (Católica Porto Law School, 2007). LL.M. in Banking and Financial Regulation (UCL - University College London, 2008).


Portuguese and English.


Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2012).


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