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António Payan Martins

Partner
Lawyer

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

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 finance and products.

He also has extensive experience in special situations, restructurings, turn arounds and transactions involving distressed assets and non performing loans.

He specializes in regulatory and antitrust matters in the financial sector and since 2010 heads the EU and Competition Law area, with particular focus on antitrust matters, horizontal agreements and collusive practices, vertical restraints, distribution and consumer products. He has extensive experience in advising on complex transactions involving Portuguese-speaking countries, in particular project and infrastructure financing and planning and structuring of foreign investments.

Joined CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut in 2007.

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António Payan Martins demonstrates solid knowledge of real estate financing matters, restructurings and NPL acquisitions. Clients appreciate his knowledge of the market and regulations.

Chambers Europe (2021)

António Payan Martins advises importante financial institutions as well as Corporate groups. He assists with loan portfolio transactions, debt restructuring and financial services regulation and interviewees state: ‘He is good at managing clientes’ expectations and always tried to reach na agreement in a constructive way.

Chambers & Partners (2019)

António Payan Martins is experienced in acquisition and project financings as well as structured finance. He has further expertise in restructurings and NPL transactions.

Chambers and Partners (2019)

António Payan Martins demonstrates solid knowledge of real estate financing matters, restructurings and NPL acquisitions. Clients appreciate his knowledge of the market and regulations.

Chambers Global (2021)

Relevant experience

  • Visiting Professor at Faculdade de Direito, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (2003-present). Teaches Banking Law, Economic Law and Competition Law
  • Managing Associate at Linklaters, Portugal (2003-2007)
  • Legal advisor to the Board of Banco Espírito Santo (1999-2002)
  • Assistant Professor at Faculdade de Direito, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (1995 to 2003)
  • Associate at PLMJ (1995-1999) (A.M. Pereira, Sáragga Leal, Oliveira Martins, Júdice & Associados), with one year secondment with the European Investment Bank (Luxembourg)
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Education

  • Law degree, Faculdade de Direito, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
  • Masters in Business Law, Faculdade de direito, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
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23/03/2021
An­tónio Pay­an Mar­tins fea­tured in The Law­yer
CMS Rui Pena & Ar­naut’s Bank­ing and Fin­ance Part­ner com­ments on the reg­u­lat­ory "sand­box" that will sur­round pro­jects such as fintech in a new art­icle of the Brit­ish magazine "The Law­yer".The art­icle...
06/01/2021
Meet the Law - Amend­ment of the ex­cep­tion­al and tem­por­ary meas­ures con­cern­ing...
On 29 Septem­ber 2020, De­cree-Law 78-A/2020 amend­ing the ex­cep­tion­al and tem­por­ary meas­ures re­lat­ing to the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic was pub­lished. As a res­ult, De­cree-Law No. 10-J/2020 of 26 March, which es­tab­lishes...
07/07/2020
IFLR1000 dis­tin­guishes CMS Rui Pena & Ar­naut
CMS Rui Pena & Ar­naut has just been high­lighted by the in­ter­na­tion­al dir­ect­ory IFLR1000.The firm is re­com­men­ded in the fol­low­ing areas:Bank­ing;Cap­it­al Mar­kets: Debt;Cap­it­al Mar­kets: Equity;M&A;Pro­ject...
03/07/2017
New rules on cred­it agree­ments for con­sumers re­lat­ing to res­id­en­tial im­mov­able...
De­cree-Law no. 74-A/2017, pub­lished in the Por­tuguese Of­fi­cial Journ­al on 23 of June 2017 ("DL 74-A/2017"), trans­poses in­to the Por­tuguese jur­is­dic­tion part of the pro­vi­sions set forth in Dir­ect­ive no...
25/07/2013
News about the pro­gram Direito a Falar ded­ic­ated to Com­pet­it­ive­ness Tax...
The con­cerns of cor­por­ate law­yers, pro­jects between AB­BC and DLA Piper com­pet­it­ive­ness and fisc­al and bank­ing were the themes of the first two pro­grams in June of­Direito a Falar, a part­ner­ship between...
21/06/2013
Patrick Dew­erbe and Ant­o­nio Pay­an Mar­tins par­ti­cip­ate in “Direito a Falar”,...
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19/06/2013
Patrick Dew­erbe and Ant­o­nio Pay­an Mar­tins par­ti­cip­ate in “Direito a Falar”,...
Por­tugal has a com­pet­it­ive tax policy? This is the motto for today's is­sue in "Direito a Falar". The CMS Rui Pena & Ar­naut law­yers Patrick Dew­erbe and An­tónio Pay­an Mar­tins will be at the stu­dio to com­ment...
24/04/2013
Re­struc­tur­ing of Com­pan­ies in de­bate on "Direito a Falar", fea­tur­ing CMS...
18/09/2012
In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion is the motto of the CMS RPA event
The in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion un­der the Por­tuguese per­spect­ive is the theme of a sem­in­ar that CMS Rui Pena & Ar­naut pro­motes next Thursday, Septem­ber 20, at the Hotel Sheraton in Lis­bon. The sem­in­ar takes...