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

Pedro Simões Coelho

Tel:
Work (+351) 21 311 3677
Email:
Web:
www.vda.pt
VDA

Work Department

Banking & Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Pedro Simões Coelho joined VdA in 1998. Partner of the Banking & Finance practice and currently head of the firm's investment funds practice.
He is also responsible for the Agency & Trust practice and member of the firm's aviation finance team. He has been actively involved in several transactions, in Portugal and abroad, mainly focused on the advising, structuring and setting up of collective investment schemes such as mutual funds and real estate investment funds, infrastructure vehicles, venture capital funds and private equity structures.
He has been responsible for several transactions including non-performing loans, asset finance, particularly in the aviation finance field, notably financing, leasing, sale or purchase of aircraft, and capital markets, retail banking, financial services and securities' law.
He has also been actively working in advising fund managers, venture capitalists, brokers, banks and other investment firms on a wide range of regulatory and related matters.
In what concerns Agency &Trust services, he has been actively working in several securitizations and debt issuing transactions advising several entities notably in their capacity as common representatives and issuers.

Languages

English, French, Spanish

Member

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association and admitted as specialist in financial law.
Admitted to the Timor-Leste Bar Association (Conselho de Gestão e Disciplina).

Education

Law Degree, Universidade Livre de Lisboa, Faculty of Law


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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Transport

Within: Transport

A multidisciplinary practice that pools many of the firm’s core strengths, VDA covers the entire range of transport matters. Highlight work included representing a charterer in a dispute with a container terminal operator at the port of Luanda following a vessel collision with the terminal’s pier, and advising J.P. Morgan International Bank on the Portuguese law aspects of an English Law facility agreement to finance an aircraft intended for use in Portugal. Paulo de Barros BaptistaTeresa Empis Falcão, who covers infrastructure and mobility matters, aviation finance expert Pedro Simões Coelho, and shipping-focused João Afonso Fialho are the names to note.

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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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