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Margarida Vila Franca

Margarida Vila Franca

Partner
Lawyer

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

Margarida Vila Franca has been developing her activity mainly within the areas of Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial Law, Capital Markets, Banking and Financing.

Margarida has been participating in different processes of acquisition and sale of companies, national and cross-border corporate restructuring, structuring of international partnerships and public offers of acquisition transactions.

Margarida Vila Franca provides standing legal assistance within the ambit of Corporate Law to several national and international clients, including advice in issues of corporate governance and has further developed her activity within the area of commercial contracts.

Margarida Vila Franca has joined CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut in 2001.

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"Margarida Vila Franca is highlighted as an "organised, efficient and technically very complete" associate."

Chambers & Partners - 2015

"Margarida Vila Franca and team head João Caldeira are recommended."

Legal 500 - 2015

Education

  • Master degree in Legal and Commercial Sciences from the Law Faculty of the Catholic University Portugal.
  • Post - Graduation degree in Securities from the Law Faculty of the Classic University of Lisbon.
  • Graduated in Law from the Law Faculty of the Classic University of Lisbon.
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Memberships

  • Portuguese Bar Association
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07 July 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...
17/4/2018
Full entry in­to force of the Por­tuguese In­sti­tute of Cor­por­ate Gov­ernance's...
Com­pan­ies with shares lis­ted on reg­u­lated mar­ket - Trans­ition to a self-reg­u­lat­ory mod­el of cor­por­ate gov­ernanceOn March 19, 2018, the Por­tuguese Se­cur­it­ies Mar­ket Com­mis­sion (Comis­são do Mer­cado de...
29/09/2017
End of the bear­er se­cur­it­ies
Fol­low­ing the pro­hib­i­tion of the is­su­ance of bear­er se­cur­it­ies, in force as from the 4th of May 2017, the trans­ition­al re­gime that es­tab­lishes the con­ver­sion of bear­er se­cur­it­ies in­to nom­in­at­ive se­cur­it­ies...
15/09/2017
New rules on the an­nu­al ac­counts of Pub­lic In­terest En­tit­ies
Large com­pan­ies[1] and com­pan­ies head of large groups, with the leg­al status of pub­lic in­terest en­tit­ies[2] and that have on av­er­age more than 500 em­ploy­ees dur­ing the fin­an­cial year, in what con­cerns...
13/09/2017
Money laun­der­ing and ter­ror­ism fin­an­cing pre­ven­tion
Next week, on the 18th of Septem­ber, the new rules on for money laun­der­ing and ter­ror­ism fin­an­cing pre­ven­tion will come in­to force (Law 83/2017, of au­gust 18th).In gen­er­al, the main in­nov­a­tions in L83/2017...
30/08/2017
New Le­gis­la­tion Con­cern­ing Re­gis­tra­tion of Be­ne­fi­cial Own­er
New Le­gis­la­tion Con­cern­ing Re­gis­tra­tion of Be­ne­fi­cial Own­er­Law No 89/2017, of 21 Au­gust, which ap­proves the Leg­al Re­gime of the Cent­ral Re­gister of Ef­fect­ive Be­ne­fi­ciar­ies, thus trans­pos­ing Chapter III...
18/8/2017
Ap­pro­pri­ation of pledged as­set un­der com­mer­cial pledge leg­al re­gime
On the 1st of Ju­ly 2017, new rules con­cern­ing the ap­pro­pri­ation of the pledged as­set un­der com­mer­cial pledge came in­to force, fore­seen in De­cree-Law no. 75/2016, of 26th Ju­ly.These new rules ex­pressly...
1/08/2017
Sim­pli­fied pro­ced­ure for share cap­it­al in­crease by con­ver­sion of share­hold­er...
On Ju­ly 1st it was en­acted De­cree Law no. 79/2017 of 30 June, which, with­in the Cap­it­al­ising Pro­gram (Pro­grama Cap­it­al­iz­ar), has cre­ated a sim­pli­fied mech­an­ism for the share cap­it­al in­crease by means...
01 August 2017
Share cap­it­al in­crease by con­ver­sion of share­hold­er loans
On Ju­ly 1st it was en­acted De­cree Law no. 79/2017 of 30 June, which, with­in the Cap­it­al­ising Pro­gram (Pro­grama Cap­it­al­iz­ar), has cre­ated a sim­pli­fied mech­an­ism for the share cap­it­al in­crease by means...
5/07/2017
Cor­por­ate fin­an­cing: SIMFE and short-term debt cer­ti­fic­ates
On 1 June 2017 entered in­to force the new rules on se­cur­it­ies in­vest­ment com­pan­ies for pro­mo­tion of the eco­nomy (SIMFE) and the new rules on short-term debt cer­ti­fic­ates, provided for in De­cree-Law no...
3/07/2017
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...
15/05/2017
Meet the Law
Ban on The Is­su­ance of Bear­er Se­cur­it­ies