Filipe Santos Barata

Of counsel


Post-graduation in Insurance Law (2016)
Masters in Legal Science (Banking Law – “The Covered Bonds”), University of Lisbon Law School (2009)
Attended post-graduation studies in International Trade Law (International Financial Operations), University of Lisbon Law School (2007)
Post-graduation in Business Law, Universidade Católica de Lisboa (2005)
Post-graduation in Securities, Universidade de Lisboa (2001)
Law Degree, Universidade de Lisboa (2000)


Banking and Finance, with special focus on Debt Restructuring; Project Finance; Structured Finance; Corporate Finance; Asset Finance; Private Equity; Securitisation; Capital Markets; Insurance Law; Mergers and Acquisitions; Commercial and Corporate Law. Filipe is the responsible for the Insurance matters in Portugal


Visiting Lecturer in seminars and specialised conferences on Banking and Finance Law
Visiting Lecturer at ISEG (Lisbon School of Economics & Management), Universidade de Lisboa

Membership of professional entities and associations

Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)
Member of the International Insurance Law Association / Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances (AIDA)
Member of the Portuguese Bar Association (OA) since 2002




Co-author of the Portuguese chapter to the book Investment Funds, Thomson Reuters. Third edition (2016)
Collaboration on the publication Doing Business, World Bank (since 2010)
Author of the monography study As Garantias Especiais no Regime das Obrigações Hipotecárias (Covered Bonds), 2015
Co-author of the Portuguese chapter to the book Private Equity, European Lawyer Reference (Thomson Reuters), 2014
Co-author of the article Transfer of Credits: Highlights on Insolvency-Related Issues, International Corporate Rescue, Chase Cambria (2014)
Co-author of the article Distressed Debt Restructurings: Regulatory Instrument 32/2013 of the Bank of Portugal, International Corporate Rescue, Volume II, Issue 3, Chase Cambria (2014)
As Obrigações Hipotecárias (The Covered Bonds), Coimbra Editora, (2013)
Co-author of the Portuguese chapter to the book Investment Funds, European Lawyer Reference (Thomson Reuters), 2013
Co-author of the monographic study Obrigações Sobre o Sector Público (Public Sector Covered Bonds), Estudos em Homenagem ao (Honor studies to) Professor Carlos Ferreira de Almeida, Lisboa, Almedina (2011)
Co-author of the monographic study Securitisation of Healthcare Receivables, edited by Patrizio Messina, ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE, Roma, (2010)
Co-author of the article Securities Code Amendment introduces important changes, BNA International/World Securities Law Report (May 2004)
International Privacy Survey (Protection of personal data in Portugal) promoted by Latham & Watkins (2003)


Insurance and pension funds


  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018

The Chambers Europe 2020. Insurance – Portugal

"impressive availability."

IFLR 1000 2019: Rising Star. Banking, Financial Restructuring

Chambers Europe 2018. Banking & Finance (Portugal)

“Super-responsive, dedicated and smart. He is easy to deal with and always friendly”

Legal 500 2018.Banking and Finance

«He is ‘a great asset in cross-border transactions’»