Luís Roquette Geraldes

Senior Lawyer

Luís Roquette Geraldes joined the firm in 2008. He advises on corporate/commercial matters, mergers and acquisitions and private equity/venture capital transactions.

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), growth/scaling and exits.

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.

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.

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

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

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


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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