Pedro Simões Coelho

Pedro Simões Coelho joined VdA in 1998. Partner of the Banking & Finance practice and currently head of the firm's investment funds practice.

He is also responsible for the Agency & Trust practice and member of the firm's aviation finance team. He has been actively involved in several transactions, in Portugal and abroad, mainly focused on the advising, structuring and setting up of collective investment schemes such as mutual funds and real estate investment funds, infrastructure vehicles, venture capital funds and private equity structures.

He has been responsible for several transactions including non-performing loans, asset finance, particularly in the aviation finance field, notably financing, leasing, sale or purchase of aircraft, and capital markets, retail banking, financial services and securities' law.

He has also been actively working in advising fund managers, venture capitalists, brokers, banks and other investment firms on a wide range of regulatory and related matters.

In what concerns Agency &Trust services, he has been actively working in several securitizations and debt issuing transactions advising several entities notably in their capacity as common representatives and issuers.

Law Degree, Universidade Livre de Lisboa, Faculty of Law.

Lecturer of the real estate investment funds' programme of ISEG's (Lisbon Management and Economics University) Real Estate Management and Evaluation Post-Graduation since 2003.

Before joining the firm he was a partner at J. D'Korth-Brandão, Luis de Morais e Associados - Sociedade de Advogados, a Lisbon-based law firm. He later joined CMVM - Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários, which is the Portuguese Securities Market Commission, and was responsible for the Collective Investment Schemes and International Departments of the Financial Intermediaries Division.

Author of various books and articles namely:

  • Law Business Research - Lexology - Getting the Deal Through: Air Transport | Portugal, 2020, 2021
  • Chambers - Global Practice Guide - Alternative Funds, 2019, 2020
  • ICLG to: Alternative Investment Funds, Portugal, Mozambique, Angola, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Getting the Deal Through – Fund Management - Portugal, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Practical Law - Retail Funds in Portugal: regulatory overview, 2017, 2019
  • Practical Law - Hedge Funds in Portugal: regulatory overview, 2017, 2019
  • Investment funds in Portugal: Regulatory overview - Practical Law Company Investment Funds Handbook 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Hedge Funds em Portugal - The European Lawyer Reference Series, 2011, 2014
  • Regulation Funds - European Lawyer Reference Series, 2011
  • Portugal: investment funds update - Financier Worldwide, 2010
  • Collective capital investment schemes in Portugal - International Financial Law Review, 2009
  • Financial Collateral Agreements - Club d'Abogados, 2005
  • "Fundos de Investimento Imobiliário - Regime Jurídico", Cadernos do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários, CMVM, n.º 15, 2002

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association and admitted as specialist in financial law.

Admitted to the Timor-Leste Bar Association (Conselho de Gestão e Disciplina).

English, French, Spanish.

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