VdA announces the integration of Francisco Sá Carneiro as partner in the Corporate and M&A Practice.

Francisco Sá Carneiro, a lawyer with more than thirty-five years of practice, is recognised for his vast expertise in M&A, banking and finance, corporate and commercial and capital markets. He regularly assists clients, namely financial institutions and investors, in complex national and international transactions in these areas.

João Vieira de Almeida, VdA Senior Partner, states "I have great admiration for Francisco, one of the most renowned Portuguese transactional lawyers. His integration is a source of great pride and satisfaction, reinforcing a core area of the firm which already boasts enormous talent and a unique track record in mergers and acquisitions in Portugal".

For Francisco Sá Carneiro "I have known and been a friend of João Vieira de Almeida for more than thirty years and during that period I have had the great pleasure of working not only with him, but also with countless other partners and associates of VdA, with whom I have maintained an excellent relationship. To have the opportunity to join the college of partners of a firm with the reputation, capacity, organisation, depth and quality of VdA is both a challenge and a great personal and professional opportunity".

Francisco Sá Carneiro graduated in Law from the Law Faculty of the Catholic University of Lisbon and, after graduating, he joined Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly in Brussels. In 1982 he joined João Morais Leitão & Associados, as partner, and in 1993 he founded the law firm Vasconcelos, F. Sá Carneiro, Fontes & Associados. In 2004 the firm merged with Uría Menéndez, of which he was a partner, co-managing partner for Portugal (2004-2009), member of the board of directors (2004-2009) and member of the executive committee (2007-2009). In 2009 he founded Campos Ferreira, Sá Carneiro & Associados, of which he was a partner until 2021.