Luís Roquette Geraldes


Luís Roquette Geraldes is a partner at the corporate and M&A department where he serves as head of Team Genesis and co-head of Private Equity

His practice focuses on advising founders, high growth companies, and investors on transactional work in venture capital, private equity and M&A. Given the know-how amassed working in technology, life sciences and healthcare, Luís’s practice has become concentrated in IP-rich companies. 

The work Team Genesis does with emerging companies typically spans the entire life cycle and is mostly cross-border. Helping high growth companies on an ongoing basis (notably when scaling internationally) is a considerable part of what Team Genesis was designed for. 

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

Luís is a regular speaker at industry conferences, legal workshops at accelerators/incubators and university lectures on his areas of expertise. He is also a regular member of think tanks and other private and public thought leadership initiatives.

Invited Lecturer and responsible for the module “Startup Life Cycle” in the Law and Tech Masters at the Law Faculty of Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

Recognized as a leading lawyer in his areas of expertise by the most reputed legal directories such as Chambers and Partners, IFLR and Legal 500. 

Shortlisted for “Young Legal Innovator of the Year” in the 2016 “Financial Times European Innovative Lawyer Awards”.

Winner of the category “Lawyer of the Year - Private Equity” in the 2019 “Iberian Lawyer – 40 under Forty Award".

"Luís Roquette Geraldes has a superb reputation for his work both on the investor and founder side of venture capital transactions."

Chambers Europe



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).

Luís Roquette Geraldes