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Alberto Galhardo Simões

Alberto Galhardo Simões

Partner
Lawyer

Contact
T +351 21 095 81 18
CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut
Rua Sousa Martins 10
1050-218 Lisbon
Portugal
Languages Portuguese, English, Spanish

Alberto Galhardo Simões concentrates his activity in M&A, Infrastructure and Energy. He is the head of the Africa practice at CMS Portugal and is a member of the CMS Africa executive committee.

Alberto has extensive experience in advising sponsors, lenders and the public sector in the development, structuring and financing of projects in Portugal and Lusophone Africa. He is also very active in advising clients in cross-board complex foreign investment and M&A transactions in Portugal and Lusophone Africa.

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Relevant experience

  • Since 2019: Partner - CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut
  • 2003-2019: Partner – Miranda
  • 1998-2003: Lawyer – Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento (BID) - Washington
  • 1994-1998: Senior Associate – Avillez Pereira & Associados
  • 1992-1993: Associate – Luiz Gomes & Associados
  • 1990-1992: Trainee – Luiz Gomes & Associados
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Education

  • LLM from the King’s College, London
  • Law Degree from the Lisbon Law School of Universidade Católica Portuguesa
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Memberships

  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1992
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Publications

  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto – “Project Finance: The Application of Portuguese Law to Lender’s Guarantees”, Special Supplement to International Financial Law Review, 1997
  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto – “A new Supreme Court Case on Corporate Guarantees", International Law Office Company/Commercial, 2003
  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto - "Undercapitalized Companies Face Death Sentence", International Law Office Company/Commercial, 2003
  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto - "Portugal: A Mature and Fast Growing PPP Market Privatization & Public Private Partnership Review", Euromoney, 2007
  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto - "Lusophone Africa: A new era for infrastructural Development Privatisation & Public Private Partnership Review", Euromoney, 2011
  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto - "International Bank and Other Guarantees Handbook-Middle East and Africa Volume-Chapter 3 (Angola)", Kluwer Law International, 2011
  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto - "Public-Private Partnerships", Semanário Económico, 2003
  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto - "PPPs in the Health Sector - Services, Monitoring and Payments", Semanário Económico, 2003
  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto - "Barriers to the Entrance of Foreign Capital Lifted", Semanário Económico, 2003
  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto – “Infrastructures in Angola”, SOL, 2011
  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto – “The new Angolan PPP law Magazine Angola”, Portugal Negócios, 2012
  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto – “Some aspects of the Angolan PPP law”, SOL, 2012
  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto – “Developments on Lusophone PPPs Privatisation & Public Private Partnership Review”, Euromoney, 2012
  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto – “The New Timor-Leste PPP Law: A 'Giant Leap' Towards Development”, Infrastructure Journal, 2013
  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto – “Project Finance – Angola”, Getting the Deal Through, 2015
  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto – “Angola and Mozambique: two reasons to think Africa”, The Lawyer, 2016
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