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Alberto Galhardo Simões

Partner
Lawyer

CMS Portugal
Rua Castilho 50
1250-071 Lisbon
Portugal
Languages Portuguese, English, Spanish

Alberto Galhardo Simões develops his activity mainly in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, infrastructure and energy. He is in charge of the Africa practice at CMS Portugal and is a member of the executive team of CMS Africa.

He has extensive experience in advising sponsors, lenders 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 Portugal 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)

Alberto Galhardo Simões and his team are very approachable and easy to deal with. They help find practical solutions and are client orientated.

Legal 500

Alberto Galhardo Simões of CMS frequently assists clients with foreign investment matters in Angola. He also handles energy and infrastructure-related mandates.

Chambers Global (2022)

Memberships & Roles

  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1992
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Publications

  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto – “Os Regimes de Contratação na Nova Lei do Conteúdo Local”, Jornal Expansão, 2021
  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto – “O Sector Privado e o Programa de Privatizações em Angola”, Jornal de Negócios and Jornal de Angola, 2021
  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto – “Angola and Mozambique: two reasons to think Africa”, The Lawyer, 2016
  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto – “Project Finance – Angola”, Getting the Deal Through, 2015
  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto – “The New Timor-Leste PPP Law: A 'Giant Leap' Towards Development”, Infrastructure Journal, 2013
  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto – “Developments on Lusophone PPPs Privatisation & Public Private Partnership Review”, Euromoney, 2012
  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto – “Some aspects of the Angolan PPP law”, SOL, 2012
  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto – “The new Angolan PPP law Magazine Angola”, Portugal Negócios, 2012
  • GALHARDO SIMÕES, Alberto – “Infrastructures in Angola”, SOL, 2011
  • 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 - "Portugal: A Mature and Fast Growing PPP Market Privatization & Public Private Partnership Review", Euromoney, 2007
  • 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 - "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 – “Project Finance: The Application of Portuguese Law to Lender’s Guarantees”, Special Supplement to International Financial Law Review, 1997
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Education

  • Law Degree, Faculdade de Direito, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Business Law, King's College London
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26/04/2022
Meet The Law - New Tax Be­ne­fits Code
The first Tax Be­ne­fits Code (“TBC”) was ap­proved by Law no. 8/22 of 14 April, and es­tab­lishes a struc­tured set of rules to which the cre­ation and grant­ing of tax be­ne­fits must ad­here.This stat­ute...
13/04/2022
Lusophone Africa Snap­shot
This month we in­tro­duce a new fea­ture on our Snap­shot, which we be­lieve is an in­ter­est­ing evol­u­tion. In the Spot­light sec­tion, we will be giv­ing space to guests, on a quarterly basis, to share their ex­per­i­ence...
17/01/2022
CMS strengthens its pres­ence in An­gola
CMS has strengthened its pres­ence in An­gola with the in­teg­ra­tion by LBR (CM­S' as­so­ci­ated of­fice in An­gola) of Silvino Domin­gos - So­ciedade de Ad­vogados. Silvino Domin­gos, who has a vast ex­per­i­ence in...
10/01/2022
E-Alert - Mozam­bi­que – Tender for the Mphanda Nkuwa Hy­dro­power Pro­ject
About the Pro­ject:The Gov­ern­ment of Mozam­bi­que (GOM), act­ing through the Min­istry of Min­er­al Re­sources and En­ergy (MIREME) with sup­port from Gabin­e­te de Im­ple­mentação do Pro­jecto Hidroeléc­trico de...
07/01/2022
Meet the Law – An­gola – State Budget for 2022
On Janu­ary 1st the law that ap­proves the Gen­er­al State Budget for the fin­an­cial year of 2022 – Law No. 32/21 of 30th Decem­ber, entered in­to force. Such law es­tab­lishes the fol­low­ing tax and cus­toms...
13/12/2021
Lusophone Africa Snap­shot
This month’s edi­tion of the snap­shot pre­pared by the Lusophone Africa team of CMS Por­tugal opens with a fore­word writ­ten by José Luís Ar­naut, and talks about our we­bin­ar, In­fra­struc­ture De­vel­op­ment...
30/11/2021
CMS and LBR pro­mote we­bin­ar on In­fra­struc­ture Plans in An­gola and ESG
CMS Por­tugal in part­ner­ship with LBR pro­moted on Novem­ber, 25 the we­bin­ar un­der the sub­ject "In­fra­struc­ture De­vel­op­ment - Sus­tain­able Solu­tions and PPPs – Why ESG mat­ters", with the aim of ana­lys­ing...
22/11/2021
E-Alert - An­gola Con­tent - In­struc­tion No. 6/21
In­struc­tion No. 6/21 on Im­ple­ment­a­tion of Loc­al Con­tent Pro­ced­ures was pub­lished on Novem­ber 4th 2021.The In­struc­tion ap­proves more de­tailed guidelines on: (i) Ob­lig­a­tions of the Na­tion­al Con­ces­sion­aire...
05/11/2021
An­gola – New Law on the Eco­nom­ic Activ­ity Defin­i­tion
A new Law on the Defin­i­tion of Eco­nom­ic Activ­it­ies has re­cently been en­acted in An­gola (Law No. 25/21 of 18), which re­pealed and re­placed Law No. 5/02, of 16 April.Main changesThe new stat­ute un­der­lines...
25/11/2021
In­fra­struc­ture De­vel­op­ment – Sus­tain­able Solu­tions and PPPs
CMS Por­tugal will be host­ing the we­bin­ar In­fra­struc­ture De­vel­op­ment – Sus­tain­able Solu­tions and PPPs pro­gramme on Novem­ber, 25 at 09:30 am.Dur­ing our we­bin­ar our law­yers joined by LBR, CMS UK, CMS South...
22/10/2021
E-Alert
Agên­cia Nacion­al de Pet­róleo e Gás ("AN­PG"), the An­golan oil sec­tor Na­tion­al Con­ces­sion­aire, has pub­lished the lists of goods and ser­vices en­com­passed by the ex­clus­iv­ity and pref­er­en­tial re­gimes. A...
14/10/2021
Lusophone Africa Snap­shot
In this month's edi­tion of the snap­shot pre­pared by the Lusophone Africa team at CMS Por­tugal, we talk about the new fa­cil­it­ies of our of­fice in An­gola, LBR.And, as usu­al, the most rel­ev­ant news from...