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We hold a long established and very close relationship with the banking community. We render legal services on a continuous basis to various national and foreign banks, including placing our own lawyers on secondment at such banks.

We provide legal assistance to all types of credit transactions, both domestically and internationally, acting for banks, banking syndicates and large corporations, and have played a significant role in the context of new and innovative transactions.

Our knowledge and experience ranges through:

  • capital markets, focusing on the issuance and national or international placement of both debt and equity securities - including the most relevant securitisation transactions executed to date in Portugal
  • launching of EMTN programmes, privatisations, IPOs, acquisitions, listings in both national and international markets
  • de-listings, private and public offers, acquisition public offers and in some of the most relevant re-structuring transactions of listed companies that have taken place in Portugal

We have been particularly active advising on the establishment, marketing and operation of all kinds of collective investment schemes, namely mutual and real estate funds, venture capital funds, in the implementation of private equity structures and in the structuring of transactions involving the sale of portfolios of non-performing loans.

We have equally developed intensive work in the area of the financing of structures, including commercial loans, financing for the acquisition of aeroplanes, retail banking, financial services and counselling in securities law related matters.

Our expertise has also reached a considerable degree as regards regulatory matters enabling us to render advice on a regular basis to banks, fund managers of both mutual and venture capital funds, brokers and other investment companies.