André Figueiredo > PLMJ > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, 43
1050-119 Lisboa

Work Department

Banking and Finance and Capital Markets




André is the partner who heads the Banking and Finance and Capital Markets practices. He has a diversified practice in the areas of capital markets, corporate and structured finance and regulatory advice, acting regularly for issuers/borrowers, sponsors, banks and investors.

He has been following closely the ongoing transformation of the Portuguese banking sector, acting for investors on resolution matters, and representing investors and issuers in some of the largest NPL deconsolidation transactions, some of which public traded. André also leads the firm’s impact investment practice.

André obtained an LL.M. in Corporate Law from NYU School of Law and earned a PhD in securities law from Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

He teaches securities and financial law at the Portuguese Catholic University, is the author of several articles and legal books in the fields of securities and finance law, and a regular speaker at industry and academic conferences.


Portuguese and English


Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 2001

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2004

Postgraduate in securities law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, 2003

LLM in corporate law from New York University, 2003-2004

PhD in private law from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2012

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

André FigueiredoPLMJ

The ‘excellent’ banking and finance team at PLMJ boasts a remarkable history of handling high-profile deals in Portugal, catering to a diverse roster of clients consisting of international and domestic banks, financial institutions and asset managers. The team earns further praise for its cross-border work and ability to handle a wide range of banking and finance work, including restructuring, securitisations, consumer credit and financial services regulations. The practice is steered by André Figueiredo, noted for his focus on complex bank resolution matters, distressed asset transactions, and NPL disposals. Bruno Ferreira handles a broad workload, where project finance features alongside asset-based lending. Key contact Gonçalo dos Reis Martins regularly advises financial institutions on a range of matters.

Portugal > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

André FigueiredoPLMJ

Highlighted for its ability to provide a ‘high quality service’, the ‘experienced and specialised’ capital markets team at PLMJ is well versed in the full spectrum of transactional and corporate governance matters. Counting Portuguese banks, international financial institutions and listed companies among its key roster of clients, the practice enjoys a strong market reputation for its work on IPOs, rights issues and takeovers, debt issues and securitisations. With an impressive track record in complex ECM and DCM transactions on the primary and secondary markets, practice head André Figueiredo regularly acts on big-ticket capital markets deals. Bruno Ferreira is skilled at assisting companies and financial institutions with large-cap deals and complex regulatory matters, while the ‘technically impeccable’ Raquel Azevedo focuses on corporate governance issues concerning listed companies. Gonçalo dos Reis Martins is another key name to note, recommended for his involvement in the an array of capital markets transactions at the national and cross-border levels.