The VdA team, consisting of lawyers from the Banking & Finance and Competition & EU areas of practice, led by partner Pedro Simões Coelho and followed also by partner Miguel Mendes Pereira, senior associates Orlando Vogler Guiné and Rita Aleixo Gregório, and associate Pedro Bizarro, is referenced on the September, 25, 2013 edition of Jornal de Negócios and Advocatus, for rendering legal assistance to the Ministry of Economy in setting up three venture capital funds (for the North, Centre and South of Portugal), representing together a capital of 220 million euros for investment in SMEs, which were distributed equally, on the one hand, by Fundo de Apoio ao Financiamento à Inovação and, on the other hand, by a set of seven of the major Portuguese banks.