In this chapter, we recognise 17 top banking lawyers for their considerable expertise in representing financial institutions and their corporate clients in a host of transactional and regulatory matters.
Most Highly Regarded
Campos Ferreira, Sá Carneiro & Associados performs well with three listings.
With more than 20 years of experience in the field, Duarte Brito de Goes stands out as a “highly recommended” banking lawyer who provides first-tier transactional advice to an array of financial institutions.
Maria Castelos is an “excellent lawyer” who draws on a wealth of experience to advise clients on cross-border acquisition financing and structured finance deals.
Francisco Sá Carneiro is touted as a first-rate banking and finance lawyer who excels at negotiating complex transactions on behalf of domestic and multinational financial institutions.
VdA performs well in this chapter with three listings.
Pedro Cassiano Santos enjoys a strong international reputation for his deep expertise in high-value financing transactions.
Hugo Moredo Santos comes highly esteemed for his extensive experience advising clients on takeovers, securitisations, structured finance deals and public offerings.
Paula Gomes Freire is a top-tier practitioner who is lauded for her in-depth knowledge of complex hybrid and asset-backed transactions.
Pedro Ferreira Malaquias at Uría Menéndez is looked upon with enormous favour by market sources who commend his “strong focus on banking” and profound understanding of securities and insurance law.
Hugo Rosa Ferreira at PLMJ possesses 20-plus years of experience advising domestic and international financial institutions on transactional and regulatory matters.
The “magnificent” Francisco Ferraz de Carvalho from Linklaters draws plaudits for his extensive experience advising commercial banks and institutional investors on financing transactions.
Gonçalo Veiga de Macedo is a market-leading lawyer who is well-versed at securing acquisition financings and portfolio disposals.
At Morais Leitão, Luis Branco is noted a “top lawyer” in the banking sector thanks to his three decades of experience in the field.