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The banking sector is changing at an ever-increasing pace. Changes in the organization of companies and the evolution of digitalization on an unprecedented scale are driving a series of related technologies that have significantly altered existing paradigms.

The challenges increase when the legal framework of credit institutions and financial companies evolves at a different time than reality, and the task of finding solutions that reconcile cultural differences, divergent business climates, and legal frameworks is often complex.

Companies can anticipate a robust regulatory production in the areas of crypto-activities, databases of bank accounts and payments, among others in the near future as well as a restructuring of bank loans and an increase in insolvencies

Whatever your opportunities or challenges may be, our team is built to provide crucial advice to businesses as they engage with the challenge of expanding by growth or to diversify into new sectors and markets, to exit investments or to divest of non-core activities, to raise funds or to list on the public markets.

We can help you shape your strategy, manage risks and make the most of business opportunities in these areas:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Acquisition Finance
  • Leveraged & Mezzanine Finance
  • Real Estate Finance
  •  Projects and Infrastructures Finance
  • Structured Finance

We have an in-depth knowledge of how banking law applies in practice across different markets and with cross-disciplinary teams, we work to provide advice close to our clients’ needs.

 
Francisco Xavier de Almeida
Francisco Xavier de Almeida
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Francisco Xavier de Almeida develops his activity mainly in the areas of corporate / M&A and banking and financial law, particularly in mergers & acquisitions, private equity, acquisition financing, bond...
João Caldeira
João Caldeira
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
João Caldeira develops his activity mainly in the area of commercial companies, mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructuring, venture capital, joint ventures, capital markets and corporate finance...
António Payan Martins
António Payan Martins
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
António Payan Martins develops his activity mainly in banking and finance law, in particular in acquisition finance, leveraged & mezzanine finance, project and infrastructure finance, structured finance...
Margarida Vila Franca
Margarida Vila Franca
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Margarida Vila Franca develops her activity mainly in areas including advising on M&A processes, public offerings and corporate reorganizations, both domestic and cross-border, with special focus on the...
David Apolónia
David Apolónia
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
David Apolónia develops his activity mainly in the areas of commercial law, corporate law, capital markets and civil law. He provides legal advice mainly to companies including drafting contracts, changes...
Filipa Gaspar Branco
Filipa Gaspar Branco
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Filipa Gaspar Branco develops her activity mainly in the areas of banking and finance, mergers & acquisitions, commercial law and corporate law.She provides legal advice on corporate matters to a number...
Catarina Arriaga Sampaio
Catarina Arriaga Sampaio
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Catarina Arriaga Sampaio develops her activity mainly within the areas of corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and private equity, which adds to relevant experience...
Gonçalo Cabral Moncada
Gonçalo Cabral Moncada
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Gonçalo Cabral Moncada develops his activity mainly in the area of Corporate / M&A.Joined CMS Portugal in 2022
Manuel Gonçalves
Manuel Gonçalves
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Manuel Duarte Neves Gonçalves develops his activity in Corporate and M&A team. He previously worked in TMC - Technology and Media & Communications and in Dispute Resolution.Joined CMS Rui Pena e Arnaut...
André Guimarães
André Guimarães
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
André Guimarães develops his activity mainly in the areas of corporate law, capital markets and private equity.He advises on the acquisition and disposal of companies, structuring of international partnerships...