Chen Chen

Chen Chen joined VdA in 2022. He is an Associate in the Banking & Finance practice, where he provides legal advice on regulatory matters and legal support for the financing of credit institutions and financial intermediaries operating in the capital markets, including in the setting up of both domestic and international debt and equity issuances and placements, and the issuance of warrants and other financial products.

He also provides ongoing support to various asset management companies on regulatory and legal issues, such as the constitution of collective investment schemes and ongoing support to their respective management entities, as well as in connection with the purchase and sale of assets under their management or the disposal of their shareholdings.

Furthermore, he advises insurers and insurance intermediaries on regulatory issues and matters related to pension funds and pension fund management companies.

Law degree, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law.

Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, since 2020, where he lectures on General Theory of Civil Law.

Lecturer on several postgraduate courses organised by the Lisbon Centre for Research in Private Law– CIDP.

Researcher at the Lisbon Centre for Research in Private Law– CIDP.

Member of the Executive Committee of the Journal of Financial and Capital Markets Law – RDFMC.

Author of various articles namely:  

  • “Contratos à distância em geral”, Estudos de Direito do Consumo, Vol. I (coord. by Rui Paulo Coutinho de Mascarenhas de Ataíde, Francisco Rodrigues Rocha and Vítor Palmela Fidalgo), Almedina (2023), 777-801;
  • “Startups Funding Legal Regime”, co-authored with Joana Costa Lopes, Revista Electrónica de Direito, Vol. 28, no. 2 (June 2022), 21-56;
  • “Transformação transfronteiriça de sociedades de responsabilidade limitada e a proteção dos credores: a Diretiva (UE) 2019/2121”, co-authored with João Espírito Santo, Revista de Direito Comercial (30 January 2022), 229-283;
  • “O acesso à atividade bancária: a autorização e o registo”, Revista de Direito Financeiro e dos Mercados de Capitais, Vol. 3, no. 1 (2021), 69-92.

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.


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