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RUA DOM LUÍS I, 28, 1200-151 LISBOA, PORTUGAL
Tel:
Work +351 21 311 34 00
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Fax +351 21 311 34 06
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Web:
www.vda.pt
Dili, Lisbon, Oporto

Paula Gomes Freire

Tel:
Work (+351) 21 311 3479
Email:
Web:
www.vda.pt
VDA

Work Department

Banking & Finance

Position

Group Executive Partner Finance, M&A & Real Estate

Career

Finance, M&A & Real Estate Group Executive Partner and Partner of the Banking & Finance practice, Paula has led several transactions, both in Portugal and abroad, mainly focused on the issue and placement of debt instruments, namely Euro Medium Term Notes, commercial paper, preferential shares and hybrids.
She also works in securitisation and other types of asset-backed transactions.
In recent years, Paula has also participated in the recapitalisation of the Portuguese banking sector and on the inaugural application of a resolution measure under the Banking Recovery and Resolution Directive”.

Languages

English, French and Spanish

Member

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association and the Law Society of England and Wales.

Education

Law Degree, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law.
Post-graduate studies in English Commercial Law, College of Law, London University.


Portugal

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

The ‘excellent’, 'dynamic' team at VDA is noted for its superb track record. It acts in complex, high-value deals for lenders and borrowers, handles regulatory matters and attracted some innovative work. It advised a banking syndicate consisting of Unicredit, Siemens Bank, BCP, Novo Banco, Demir-Halk Bank, DenizBank and the European Investment Bank on the €240m debt refinancing of six port operators. The matter was led by Pedro Cassiano Santos, who is singled out for his longstanding expertise. Paula Gomes Freire, Cláudia da Cruz Almeida and managing associates Tiago Correia Moreira and Benedita Aires are also recommended. Pedro Simões Coelho and Hugo Moredo Santos are the other names to note.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

VDA advised JP Morgan Securities as arranger and placement agent and Hefesto STC as issuer on the Portuguese law aspects of the €580m securitisation of an NPL portfolio held by Caixa Económica Montepio Geral. Paula Gomes Freire led the case, with support from Hugo Moredo Santos and recommended managing associate Orlando Vogler Guiné. Pedro Cassiano Santos and José Pedro Fazenda Martins jointly lead the team.

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  • MOZAMBIQUE | VAT CODE AMENDED

    Law no. 13/2016, of 30 December 2016, which amended and republished the Mozambican VAT Code, was recently rectified by a Notice, dated June 8th.
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