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Francisco Xavier de Almeida

Partner
Lawyer

CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut
Rua Sousa Martins 10
1050-218 Lisbon
Portugal
Languages Spanish, French, English, Portuguese

The main areas of practice include privatisations, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate finance (debt and equity), credit securitisation and structured products. He has considerable experience in Securities Law, Banking and Financing Law and Companies Law.

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Francisco Xavier de Almeida is active in M&A operations in the financial sector, structured finance and corporate finance. He is also adept at handling securitisations.

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Francisco Xavier de Almeida dedicates his practice to structured finance and credit securitisation. He possesses further skill in corporate finance.

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Francisco Xavier de Almeida assists with acquisitions and corporate reorganisations. He advises international clients in the energy, infrastructure and banking sectors.

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Francisco Xavier de Almeida assists domestic and international banks and financial services companies with financing agreements or regulatory issues. His practice extends to structured finance.

Chambers and Partners 2019

Francisco Xavier de Almeida dedicates his practice to structured finance and credit securitisation. He possesses further skill in corporate finance.

Chambers and Partners 2019

Francisco Xavier de Almeida is described by interviewees as a pragmatic lawyer "who facilitates the deal and has agood understanding of clients' needs." His experience includes asset acquisitions, privatisations and tender procedures.

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Francisco Xavier de Almeida is characterised as a "hands-on practitioner who replies very fast and offers pragmatic solutions." He co-leads the team and is accomplished in the areas of private equity and investment funds.

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Relevant experience

  • Since 2007: Partner at CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut
  • 2004 – 2007: Managing Associate at Linklaters (Portugal)
  • 2003 – 2004: Senior Lawyer at Rebelo de Sousa & Associates in association with Simmons & Simmons
  • 2000 – 2003: Lawyer at F. Castelo Branco, P. Rebelo de Sousa & Associados (Grupo Legal Português)
  • 1998 – 1999: Lawyer at Simmons & Simmons London office
  • 1995 – 1997: Assistant professor at the Law Faculty of the Catholic University Portugal
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Education

  • 1997 – 1998 -  Master of Laws (LLM) in Banking and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science
  • 1990 – 1995 - Graduation in Law from the Law Faculty of the Catholic University Portugal
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Memberships

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

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