Filipe Lowndes Marques


Filipe Lowndes Marques joined the firm in 2001 and he became a Morais Leitão partner in 2007. He coordinates the banking and finance department and is a member of the firm’s board of directors.

Vastly experienced in project finance, he has worked in all kinds of projects since 1995, including bridges, highways, power plants, wind and solar farms, football arenas, LNG terminals and natural gas concessions.

His practice is also significant in the area of loan and bond finance and in the field of capital markets, having advised on several securitization transactions (including the first securitization transaction under the new law and the first synthetic securitization), covered bonds issuances and worked on several IPOs of state owned companies.

His investment fund team was considered by Chambers Europe as “Portugal’s top practice in investment funds”.

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

Chambers Global

Law Degree (Católica Lisbon School of Law, 1994). Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law (Oxford University, 1995).


Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.


Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 1997). Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales (since 2000) (non-practising). Law Society of England and Wales. Oxford Law Society. British Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (President). Lex Mundi (Bank Finance and Regulation Practice Group) (Former Chair).

Filipe Lowndes Marques