José Melo Ribeiro

José Melo Ribeiro joined VdA in 2016. He is currently an Associate in the Banking & Finance area of practice, where he has been actively involved in several transactions. He regularly provides legal advice on regulatory matters, as well as legal support for the financing of credit institutions and financial intermediaries operating in the capital markets.

He previously worked in the Commercial and Corporate practice.

In 2020 and 2021, José acted as local head of VdA’s East Timor office. In this capacity, he was responsible for the Firm’s business development in this market, advising the main stakeholders in the energy, financial and telecommunications sectors on several areas of law (corporate, labour and social security, banking, tax, litigation, oil & gas, mining and public law).



Law degree, Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon.

Exchange programme (one semester) at the University of Buenos Aires

LL.M. in Law and Management, Católica Lisbon School of Law.

Exchange programme (one semester) at Washington University in Saint Louis: LL.M. in U.S. Law and MBA.

Before joining VdA, José worked as a Trainee at Haitong Investment Bank, in its Equity Research department, from February to May 2016.

He previously carried out summer internships in the Financial Markets department of SRS Advogados (in 2013 and 2014).

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.

English, Spanish.

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