Here we present 28 lawyers for their expansive knowledge of project finance issues across a broad range of industries and sectors.
Most Highly Recommended
Campos Ferreira, Sá Carneiro & Associados impresses with three listings in this chapter.
The “excellent” Duarte Brito de Goes is a “go-to lawyer” who is “very active when it comes to representing financial institutions in project finance matters”.
Maria Castelos earns plaudits for her strategic advice on complex high-value acquisitions and project finance deals.
Francisco Sá Carneiro is touted by peers as “extremely good in banking project finance matters”.
VdA also sees three lawyers highlighted for their project finance expertise.
Ana Luís de Sousa is “an outstanding lawyer with a wealth of experience” developing and financing projects across a wide range of sectors including healthcare and energy.
Respondents commend Teresa Empis Falcão for her first-rate banking and project finance practice. She attracts praise for her extensive experience advising on complex deals in Portuguese-speaking Africa.
Paulo de Barros Baptista is revered for his transactional expertise and comes highly sought-after for his detailed knowledge of infrastructure and transport projects.
Morais Leitão is home to three practitioners listed here.
Cláudia Castanheira dos Santos excels at providing sterling advice on financing issues pertaining to large-scale energy and infrastructure projects.
Filipe Lowndes Marques distinguishes himself as “an excellent practitioner” who is “very active in project finance”. He has amassed more than 25 years of experience working on a spectrum of energy projects.
Luis Branco is renowned for his prominent academic background, strong banking and finance practice and command of multiple languages, making him a go-to for complex cross-border project finance deals.
The “terrific” Gonçalo Veiga de Macedo at Linklaters earns acclaim for his “splendid working style” and broad expertise spanning high-value project finance portfolio sales and cross-border acquisition financings.
Francisco Ferraz de Carvalho has amassed two decades of experience advising clients on the full cycle of project development and financing matters. Respondents hail his “fantastic work” on energy and infrastructure projects.
PLMJ’s André Figueiredo is “very commercial and great to work with” according to peers who highlight his top-notch structured finance and investment advice.
Joaquín Sales of King & Wood Mallesons is well-versed at advising domestic and international clients on the financing of large-scale energy and infrastructure projects.
Peers hold Rodrigo Uría of Clifford Chance in high regard, noting that he is “an excellent lawyer who is highly visible in the project finance arena”. He regularly advises financial institutions, energy companies and international investors on high-value portfolio financing deals and cross-border acquisitions.
Eduardo García is singled out for his extensive experience structuring complex debt and project finance deals.
Uría Menéndez is home to Javier Ruiz-Cámara Bayo, who stands out as a top-tier lawyer with 20-plus years of experience negotiating a variety of corporate, real estate and banking transactions.
Ignacio Ruiz-Camara at Allen & Overy maintains a strong reputation for his work on a wide range of financing transactions pertaining to renewable energy and infrastructure projects.