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Private Equity Lawyers

Private equity investors face daily challenges, including fundraising, origination, valuation, execution, performance, exit strategies and regulation. Traditional tools of private equity for generating performance continue to reap rewards but this maturing industry also needs to recognise the need to innovate and improve value creation.

The challenges increase when the legal framework of credit and financial institutions evolves at a different time of reality, and the task of finding solutions that reconcile cultural differences, diverging business climates, and legal frameworks is often complex. The ability to negotiate and establish partnerships are critical factors for the success of many operations.

Whatever your opportunities or challenges may be, our team is specially designed to understand your business needs and provide crucial advice in each transaction.

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

  • Incorporation of Funds
  • Processes of Fund Raising
  • Processes of Companies’ Acquisition, Sale and Restructuring
  • Acquisitions Finance
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Day-to-day assistance in the management of investment portfolios

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

 
João Caldeira
João Caldeira
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
João Caldeira is a Partner at Corporate M&A practice.With 30 years’ experience, develops his activity mainly in commercial companies, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, venture capital...
Francisco Xavier de Almeida
Francisco Xavier de Almeida
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Francisco Xavier de Almeida is a Partner of Corporate M&A practice. He is a member of CMS Portugal's Board of Directors.With 25 years’ experience, develops his activity mainly in corporate M&A and banking...
António Payan Martins
António Payan Martins
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
António Payan Martins is a Partner of Corporate M&A practice and Banking & Finance practice.With over 30 years’ experience, he develops his activity mainly in banking and finance law, in particular...
Margarida Vila Franca
Margarida Vila Franca
Part­ner
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Margarida Vila Franca is a Partner at Corporate M&A practice.With over 20 years’ experience, she advises a roster of national and international clients on M&A processes, public offerings, corporate...
David Apolónia
David Apolónia
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
David Apolónia is a Senior Associate at Corporate M&A practice.With 10 years’ experience, he develops his activity mainly commercial law, corporate law, capital markets and civil law.He provides legal...
Catarina Arriaga Sampaio
Catarina Arriaga Sampaio
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Catarina Arriaga Sampaio is a Senior Associate at Corporate M&A practice.She develops her activity mainly within corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and private equity...
Filipa Gaspar Branco
Filipa Gaspar Branco
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Filipa Gaspar Branco is a Senior Associate at Corporate M&A practiceWith 10 years experience, she develops her activity mainly in banking and finance, mergers & acquisitions, commercial law and corporate...
André Guimarães
André Guimarães
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
André Guimarães is a Senior Associate at Corporate M&A practice.He develops his activity mainly in corporate law, capital markets and private equity.He advises on the acquisition and disposal of companies...
Gonçalo Cabral Moncada
Gonçalo Cabral Moncada
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Gonçalo Cabral Moncada is an Associate at Corporate M&A practice.He develops his activity mainly in the area of Banking and Finance, Private Equity and Corporate M&A.He provides legal advice to a number...
Manuel Gonçalves
Manuel Gonçalves
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Portugal, Lisbon
Manuel Duarte Neves Gonçalves is an Associate at Corporate M&A practice.Develops his activity mainly in the areas of corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and banking & finance.He has...