Bio

Miguel is a partner of Banking/Finance, Capital Markets, Litigation/Arbitration, Restructuring and Corporate/Commercial at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo.

He specialises in banking and finance and tax law (recognised as an expert in both areas by the Portuguese Bar Association), capital markets, project finance, corporate, commercial and M&A, private equity, insolvency and restructuring, arbitration and mediation. He is also expert in banking and financial legislation of Angola, Mozambique and Cape Verde.

He holds a degree in Law from Universidade Católica Portuguesa. He did a post-graduation in Banking Management from Instituto de Formação Bancária and Universidade Católica Portuguesa, holds a postgraduate degree in Business Management from the MBA department of Nova University Lisbon and a postgraduate degree in Tax Law from the ISG Business & Economics School.

Miguel has been highlighted as Highly Regarded in recent years by IFLR 1000 for his work and extensive experience in the Banking area. In addition, he is also recognised in the prestigious legal directories such as Chambers and Partners and Legal500 as one of the leading professionals in the areas of Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Projects and Project Finance, Dispute Resolution, Restructuring & Insolvency, Angola – Foreign firms and Mozambique – Foreign firms.

He is author of several articles in specialised national and international newspapers and magazines.

Membership of professional bodies and associations

Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1988
Founding member of the Portuguese Securities Market Institute
Member of the Financial Law Section and Capital Markets Forum, International Bar Association (IBA)
Recognised as Specialist in Banking and Finance Law and Tax Law by the Portuguese Bar Association

Languages

Portuguese
English
French
Spanish

Acknowledgments

  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019

Chambers & Partners Global 2022. Banking & Finance – Portugal. Foreign expert for Angola

Chambers & Partners Global 2022. Banking & Finance – Portugal. Foreign expert for Mozambique

Chambers & Partners Global 2022. Capital Markets – Portugal. Foreign expert for Angola

IFLR 1000 2021: Highly Regarded. Banking

The Chambers Global 2020. Banking & Finance – Portugal Foreign expert for Angola

The Chambers Global 2020. Banking & Finance – Portugal. Foreign expert for Mozambique

The Chambers Global 2020. Capital Markets – Portugal. Foreign Expert for Angola

IFLR 1000 2020: Highly Regarded.Banking

Legal 500 2020. Banking and Finance – Portugal

Legal 500 2020. Capital Markets – Portugal

Legal 500 2020. Projects and Projects Finance – Portugal

Legal 500 2020. Foreign law firms – Angola

Legal 500 2020. Foreign law firms – Mozambique

The Chambers Global 2019. Capital Markets – Portugal. Foreign Expert for Angola

The Legal 500 2019. Banking and Finance

The Legal 500 2019. Capital Markets

The Legal 500 2019. Angola – Foreign firms

The Legal 500 2019. Mozambique – Foreign firms

IFLR 1000 2019: Highly Regarded. Banking