Mr André Figueiredo > PLMJ > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Banking and Finance and Capital Markets

Position

Partner

Career

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.

Languages

English

Personal

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 > Capital markets

One of the top destinations for debt and equity capital markets advice, PLMJ advises on the full scope of matters, including IPOs, rights issues and takeovers, securitisations and derivatives. The firm has strong relationships with the market’s major banks and investors, international financial institutions and listed companies, assisting them with complex and high-value transactions. Recent mandates saw the team advise on the first securitisation of a portfolio comprising credit card receivables in Portugal and on REN’s first issue of green bonds. Practice head André Figueiredo ‘stands out for his impressive technical skills‘ both in the equity and debt segments; he is particularly active in securitisation transactions involving alternative asset classes. Raquel Azevedo is counsel of choice for numerous listed companies in Portugal seeking advice on corporate governance and regulatory issues. Bruno Ferreira and Gonçalo Dos Reis Martins are other names to note at the partner level, providing legal support in the context of securitisations and debt capital markets.

Portugal > Banking and finance

PLMJ is a popular choice for major Portuguese and international banks, financial institutions and asset managers seeking banking and finance advice. Among its recent engagements were an increasing number of mandates involving real estate financing, loan portfolio acquisitions, project finance, refinancing matters and securitisations. In addition to its involvement in market-leading deals, the team is also active advising on financial services regulation and compliance issues. Leading the department is André Figueiredo, who acts on behalf of the largest lenders and investors in relation to financing transactions and complex NPL disposals. Other key practitioners include Bruno Ferreira, whose areas of activity include distressed asset transactions and financial regulatory matters, and Gonçalo Dos Reis Martins, who is a name to note for securitisation, syndicated lending and cross-border deals.