Carlos Couto

Carlos Couto joined VdA in 2011. Managing Associate of the Banking & Finance practice, where he has worked on several key transactions, notably on securities issues, banking and insurance sectors.

He advises several assets managers in regulatory and legal matters, such the setting up of collective investment schemes, providing on-going counsel to the respective fund managers, as well as in respect of sale and purchase transactions in connection with assets under management or their shareholdings.

Moreover, he also provides advice to common representatives and trustees and has been actively involved in regulatory and contractual matters in connection with banking entities, aviation finance and cross-border factoring transactions.

Lastly, he regularly assists insurance companies and intermediaries with regulatory matters, as well as with matters related to pension fund schemes and pension fund managers.

Law Degree, University of Oporto, Faculty of Law.

Master in Criminal Law, University of Coimbra, Faculty of Law.

Post-Graduation in Companies Law, Instituto de Direito das Empresas e do Trabalho, University of Coimbra, Faculty of Law.

Post-Graduation in Insurance Law, AIDA-Portugal, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law.

Post-Graduation in Securities and Banking Law, Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Oporto Law School.

Carlos Couto has published the following articles, among others:

  • Chambers Europe 2017 Insurance – Overview: an introduction to Portugal
  • Mozambique chapter, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Alternative Investment Funds 2016 and 2017
  • Fund Management – Portugal, Getting the Deal Through, 2016 and 2017
  • Passaport AIFMD, Alternative Investment Funds extra-UE, Funds People, October 2016
  • “A Fusão Transfronteiriça de OICs”, Funds People, October2015
  • “A Diretiva 2002/92/CE relativa à mediação de seguros” 2015

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.

Admitted to the Timor-Leste Law Society (Conselho de Gestão e Disciplina da Advocacia de Timor-Leste).

English, French.

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