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António de Macedo Vitorino

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Macedo Vitorino & Associados

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Head of the Banking and Capital Markets Group


António de Macedo Vitorino specialises in domestic and cross-border public and private financial transactions, with a particular focus on corporate finance, structured and project finance, corporate restructuring and securities law Relevant experience: banking, Corporate finance, Corporate restructurings, Litigation and arbitration, Project finance, Private equity, M&A and acquisition finance, Securities law, Securitisations and Structure finance.


António de Macedo Vitorino is a founding partner of Macedo Vitorino & Associados (1996). He is a member of the Portuguese Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the Portuguese Supreme Court. António de Macedo Vitorino served as Member of the Board of Directors of United and Phillips Communications, Portugal between 1996 and 1998, as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Univertel – Comunicações Universais S.A. (now a subsidiary of Cableuropa S.A.) between 1999 and 2001 and as Vice President of the Shareholders' Meeting of Banco Santander Totta between 2010 and 2013. António Vitorino was a Founding Member and Director of the Portuguese Intellectual Property Law Association (Associação Portuguesa de Direito Intelectual).


He is fluent in English, Spanish and French and has a working knowledge of Italian.


António de Macedo Vitorino graduated first in his class in Law from Lisbon University in 1989 (cum laude) and received his Masters in Copyright and Contract Law from the same university in 1994 (cum laude). He was chosen by the United States Embassy in Lisbon to participate in their 1998 International Visitor Program and was a D.A.A.D. scholar in Munich, Germany (1992). He was Assistant Professor of Law at Lisbon University between 1989 and 2002.


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Macedo Vitorino & Associados provides 'unique and tailor-made solutions’. It advises on public financing and acts as local counsel in cross-border financing cases, recently advising Cohort on a facility agreement entered into with Barclays Bank, Lloyds Bank, and RBS for the acquisition of Portuguese defence telecoms company Empresa de Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Electrónica (EID). António de Macedo Vitorino and André Vasques Dias co-head the practice.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Macedo Vitorino & Associados advised Dexia Crédit Local on the issuance of fixed-rate bonds by the Autonomous Region of the Azores. The team's efforts are focused on debt capital markets work, but it also handles related contentious matters. António de Macedo Vitorino heads the practice.

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Insolvency and restructuring

Within: Insolvency and restructuring

Macedo Vitorino & Associados represents several holders of bonds issued by BES in disputes against the Bank of Portugal before the administrative court, and is filing claims in BES' liquidation proceedings. João de Macedo Vitorino and António de Macedo Vitorino head the team.

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