Education and

Post-graduation in Tax Law, ISG Business & Economics School (2001)
Post-graduation in Business Management, from the MBA department, Nova School of Business and Economics, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (1993)
Post-graduation in Bank Management, IFB The Portuguese Bank Training Institute and Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Lisboa (1990)
Degree in Law, Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Lisboa (1986)


Professional career

Partner and Head of the Banking & Finance and Litigation areas at Abreu Advogados (1998-2016)
Managing Partner at Abreu Advogados (2011-2014)
Legal Advisor at Banco Totta & Açores (now Banco Santander) (1986-1987)
Director of operations at the Lisbon Stock Exchange. Responsible for the Departments of Trade and Settlement, and the Department of Market Management. Board of Directors Advisor and responsible for the Special Projects (1990-1995)
Participated in the Reform of Public Debt Committees, the Securities Market Code, the Rules of Trading and Regulation System of Compensation and Stock Exchange Clearing (1990-1992)



Banking & 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 (Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Insolvency and Restructuring); Arbitration and Mediation. Expert in banking and financial legislation of Angola, Mozambique and Cape Verde


Consultant at BODIVA – Debt Exchange and Angola Values (2015-2016)
Academy Trainer at Capital Stock Market (2015-2016)
Responsible for coordinating the training courses in Financial Markets at IFB The Portuguese Bank Training Institute and in the Lisbon Stock Exchange (1988-1990)

Membership of professional bodies and associations

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





Author of several articles in specialised newspapers and magazines


  • 2019
  • 2018

IFLR 1000 2019: Highly Regarded. Banking

Best Lawyers 2019 (since 2017). Arbitration and Mediation

Best Lawyers 2019 (since 2017). Capital Markets

Best Lawyers 2019 (since 2017). Litigation

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

Best Lawyers 2018 (since 2017). Arbitration and Mediation

Best Lawyers 2018 (since 2017). Capital Markets

Best Lawyers 2018 (since 2017). Litigation

Chambers Global 2018. Capital Markets- Portugal. Foreign Expert for Angola

Legal 500 2018. Capital Markets

«He is ‘knowledgeable and easy to work with’.»
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