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Banking & Finance Lawyers

CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut has a wide experience and strong competence in assisting banks, other financial and loan institutions in national and cross border transactions, in:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Acquisition finance
  • Leveraged & mezzanine finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Projects and infrastructures finance
  • Structured finance

Other than an important emphasis within the regulatory and supervision area, we also have strong competences and accumulated experience in restructuring and turnarounds, as well as in transactions involving distressed assets and non performing loans.

We have, for several years, been assisting banks and multilateral institutions in investment and infrastructure projects finance in Portuguese-speaking countries, in particular in Angola.

The team is composed of a set of young professionals with a vast experience in assisting complex financial transactions, with a strong multi-jurisdictional rationale, total dedication and with great capacity to bring an added value to the transactions in which they participate.

Acknowledgement

Clients praise the team's pragmatic approach: "The firm was extremely hands-on and has always adopted a practical, straight to the point attitude in resolving issues. The lawyers' quick responses, availability and accessibility should also be highlighted."
Chambers & Partners - 2017
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José Luís Arnaut
José Luís Arnaut
Man­aging Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
José Luís Arnaut has a vast experience on legal strategic advice to public and private companies. His main areas of practice include restructuring, privatisations, mergers and acquisitions and private...
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...
Alberto Galhardo Simões
Alberto Galhardo Simões
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Alberto Galhardo Simões develops his activity mainly active in the areas of Mergers and Acquisitions, Infrastructure and Energy. He is in charge of the Africa practice at CMS Portugal and a member of...
Rita Gouveia
Rita Gouveia
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Rita Gouveia has more than 20 years of experience and develops her activity mainly in the area of litigation and arbitration, concerning domestic and international disputes in the scope of corporate relations...
António Payan Martins
António Payan Martins
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
António Payan Martins develops his activity mainly in the areas of Banking and Finance Law, in particular in acquisition finance, Leveraged & Mezzanine Finance, project and infrastructure finance, structured...
Fernando Cruz Trinca
Fernando Cruz Trinca
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Fernando Cruz Trinca has 20 years experience and develops his activity mainly within the area of Private Law, with particular emphasis in the area of Civil Law, Commercial Law, Financing Law, Insurance...
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...
Diogo Mafra
Diogo Mafra
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Diogo Mafra develops his activity in the areas of Commercial and Corporate Law, as well as Capital Markets and Banking and Financial Law.He works mainly with companies, providing legal advice in the creation...
João Mendes Rodrigues
João Mendes Rodrigues
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
João Mendes Rodrigues develops his activity mainly in the areas of Real Estate Law, Urban Planning Law, Banking Law, Commercial and Corporate Law.He advises national and foreign clients in real estate...
Gustavo Lourenço Cruz
Gustavo Lourenço Cruz
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Gustavo Lourenço Cruz develops his activity with greater focus in the areas of Civil, Commercial, Corporate and Banking & Finance Law.Joined CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut in 2018.