Rodrigo Formigal > Abreu Advogados > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Abreu Advogados
Av. Infante D. Henrique, 26

Work Department



Professional Partner


Rodrigo Formigal is a Professional Partner at Abreu Advogados since 2018 primarily advising credit institutions and other investment companies, on an ongoing basis. He worked in investment banking and provided assistance to large corporates whilst on secondment at international banks.

His experience includes advising borrowers and lenders on all aspects of financing operations, as well as providing advice on diverse areas of securities law, including financial intermediation and bond issues.

He has also been involved in a variety of restructuring/trade of distressed debt operations, real estate finance, acquisition and sale of non-performing loans and structured finance transactions.

Additionally, he has been involved in several securities issues, including covered bonds, commercial paper programmes, high yield bonds, and other asset backed transactions and provides ongoing assistance to undertakings for collective investment.

He also works with several institutions on regulatory matters, assisting in the reporting of legally required information to regulatory authorities and provides advice on cross-border operations and financial activities, as well as on matters related to compliance and anti-money laundering.


Portuguese, English, German.


Portuguese Bar Association
International Bar Association


Law degree from the Portuguese Catholic University Faculty of Law, Porto (2003)

MBA in Corporate Management – Portuguese Catholic University – Corporate Management School, Porto (2004)

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Rodrigo FormigalAbreu Advogados

Abreu Advogados handles a range of banking and finance matters on behalf of a diverse client roster. The team is singled out for its ability to advise on cross-border finance transactions (particularly those linked to Mozambique), debt issuances, OTC derivatives, NPLs and real estate finance matters. Emerging areas such as fintech, cryptocurrencies and new payment methods are also covered by the team. In July 2021, the practice saw a change in leadership as Diogo Pereira Duarte and Rodrigo Formigal joined José Maria Corrêa de Sampaio in the coordination of the finance group. The team’s offering in the insurance sector was further boosted by the arrival of Nuno Luís Sapateiro from PLMJ in June 2021. Project finance is a key area of practice for Ana Sofia Batista.

Portugal > Capital markets

Abreu Advogados‘ client base of commercial and investment banks, hedge funds, venture capital companies and regulatory bodies regularly engages the capital markets practice on matters involving securities law, OTC derivatives and debt issuances. The team is made up of highly qualified lawyers, who have a solid background in the financial sector. Diogo Pereira Duarte is noted for his regulatory knowledge and experience in the fintech segment, while Rodrigo Formigal is well regarded for his track record in debt transactions and securitisation.