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Alberto Galhardo Simões

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Lawyer

CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut
Rua Castilho 50
1250-071 Lisbon
Portugal
Languages Portuguese, English, Spanish

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 the executive committee of CMS Africa.

He has extensive experience in advising promoters, financiers and the public sector in the development, structuring and financing of projects in Portugal and Lusophone Africa. His activity also focuses on advising clients on foreign investment operations and M&A in Portugal and Lusophone Africa. 

Joined CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut in 2019.

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Respected practitioner Alberto Galhardo Simões is experienced working on high-level matters involving governmental institutions and representing clients in energy projects. Interviewees frequently mention his presence in Angolan corporate matters. His expertise also includes M&A, finance and mining issues, including sophisticated cross-border mandates. He moved to CMS in September 2019 after leaving Miranda & Associados.

Angola General Business Law: International Firms - Experts Based Abroad (2020)

Lisbon-based Alberto Galhardo Simões is valued by one interviewee as "a very commercial and practically minded lawyer" who is "very approachable and easy to work with." His skills span public law, finance and construction, among other areas. An impressed source stated: "He can work on high-complexity matters with speed.“

Chambers Global (2021)

Education

  • Law Degree, Faculdade de Direito, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
  • LLM from the King’s College, London
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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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09 April 2021
Lusophone Africa Snap­shot
The Lusophone Africa Team of CMS Por­tugal has just re­leased march's edi­tion of the Lusophone Africa Snap­shot that com­piles the most rel­ev­ant news and the most sig­ni­fic­ant le­gis­lat­ive and reg­u­lat­ory de­vel­op­ments...
02 March 2021
New Reg­u­la­tion on In­de­pend­ent Elec­tric Power Pro­duc­tion in An­gola
Pres­id­en­tial De­cree no. 43/21, of 17 Feb­ru­ary, ap­proved the new Reg­u­la­tion on In­de­pend­ent Elec­tric Power Pro­duc­tion (the "Reg­u­la­tion").This stat­ute puts pen to pa­per on the leg­al frame­work ap­plic­able...
28 February 2021
Lusophone Africa Snap­shot
The Lusophone Africa Team of CMS Rui Pena & Ar­naut has just re­leased the second edi­tion of the Lusophone Africa Snap­shot, the new monthly pub­lic­a­tion that com­piles the most rel­ev­ant news and the most...
22 February 2021
Al­berto Gal­hardo Simões signs art­icle in News24
Al­berto Gal­hardo Simões, part­ner of Lusophone Africa at CMS Rui Pena & Ar­naut, and Pieter Van Welzen, seni­or con­sult­ant for CMS in South Africa, signed a piece in the South Afric­an on­line news­pa­per News24.In...
22 February 2021
E-Alert: New tender in São Tomé and Prín­cipe - Ship­ping
Gov­ern­ment of São Tomé and Prín­cipe launches tender for pro­vi­sion of reg­u­lar ship­ping ser­vices between the ar­chipelago and Gulf of Guinea coun­tries. The dead­line to bid ends at 10 am loc­al time on...
11 February 2021
E-Alert: Son­an­gol launched sim­pli­fied tender for Barra do Dande Ocean Ter­min­al...
Son­an­gol EP has launched a sim­pli­fied tender for the EP­CC (in­clud­ing fin­an­cing) of the ter­min­al at Barra do Dande in Bengo and for the as­so­ci­ated su­per­vi­sion of works. Des­pite Son­an­gol hav­ing already...
10 February 2021
Meet the Law - New An­golan Crim­in­al Code and Crim­in­al Pro­ced­ure Code Enter...
The new An­golan Crim­in­al Code and Crim­in­al Pro­ced­ure Code enter in­to force today. These new stat­utes re­peal the nine­teenth cen­tury Crim­in­al Code (1886) and the early twen­ti­eth cen­tury Crim­in­al Pro­ced­ure...
31 January 2021
Lusophone Africa Snap­shot
The Lusophone Africa Team of CMS Rui Pena & Ar­naut has re­leased the first edi­tion of Lusophone Africa Snap­shot, a new monthly pub­lic­a­tion that com­piles the most rel­ev­ant news and the most sig­ni­fic­ant...
11 January 2021
Meet the Law - New Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Law in An­gola
A new Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Law (Law 41/20 of 23 Decem­ber) has been re­cently pub­lished in An­gola, and will come in­to force on 22 Janu­ary 2021.This dip­loma has brought many rel­ev­ant changes to the pre­vi­ous...
03 February 2021
CMS Re­new­ables Guide Launch Event
As part of the launch of our latest glob­al Ex­pert Guide on Re­new­able En­ergy we in­vite you to join our on­line event fea­tur­ing CMS en­ergy ex­perts as they present on the latest de­vel­op­ments, key...
27 October 2020
New Loc­al Con­tent Re­gime for the Oil Sec­tor in An­gola
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06 October 2020
Meet the Law - In­vit­a­tion to In­de­pend­ent Power Pro­du­cer for Ex­pres­sion...
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