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Francisco Xavier de Almeida

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Lawyer

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

Francisco Xavier de Almeida develops his activity mainly in the areas of Corporate M&A and Banking and Financial Law, particularly in mergers & acquisitions, private equity, acquisition financing, bond issues, public offerings, credit securitisation and structured products.

He also has extensive experience in special situations, restructuring and transactions involving distressed assets and non-performing loans.

He specializes in corporate and securities law and is co-head of CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut's Corporate M&A practice.

Joined CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut in 2007. Francisco is a member of CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut's Board of Directors and a member of CMS's Executive Committee.

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Francisco Xavier de Almeida is noted for his work on debt transactions including EMTN programmes and bond issuances as well as his regulatory advice. One client says: "He is a very practical lawyer in terms of solving problems."

Chambers Europe (2021)

Francisco Xavier de Almeida is praised by clients for his "quick thinking and innovative solutions." He assists companies in the energy, telecommunications and real estate sectors.

Chambers Global (2021)

Francisco Xavier de Almeida regularly advises on corporate finance and regulatory issues. One client enthuses: "He is a very practical lawyer when it comes to solving problems."

Chambers Europe (2021)

Francisco Xavier de Almeida frequently furnishes advice to private equity funds and corporate investors on acquisitions of shares. He represents clients from the energy and telecoms sectors.

Chambers Europe (2021)

Francisco Xavier de Almeida is praised by clients for his "quick thinking and innovative solutions." He frequently assists companies in the energy, telecommunications and real estate sectors.

Chambers Europe (2021)

Francisco Xavier de Almeida regularly advises on corporate finance and regulatory issues. One client enthuses: "He is a very practical lawyer when it comes to solving problems".

Chambers Global (2021)

Memberships & Roles

  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1997 
  • Member of the England and Wales Law Society since 1999
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Publications

  • ALMEIDA, Francisco Xavier de; RODRIGUES, Vasco, - “Current Status on Portuguese Private Equity”, Private Equity, Worldwatch, Financier Worldwide, 2010
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Education

  • Law Degree, Faculdade de Direito, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
  • LLM in Banking and Finance, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Assistant Professor at Faculdade de Direito, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (1995 to 1997)
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