Mr Luís Roquette Geraldes > Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados
1070-050 LISBOA
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Work Department

Head of Team Genesis - practice focusing on high-growth companies (mainly in tech and life sciences). Co-head of the Private Equity practice.


Luís Roquette Geraldes is a partner at the corporate and M&A department where he serves as head of Team Genesis and co-head of Private Equity.


Luís focuses on advising founders, high growth companies, and investors on transactional work in venture capital, private equity and M&A. Given the know-how amassed working in technology, life sciences and healthcare, Luís’s practice has become concentrated in IP-rich companies.

The work Team Genesis does with emerging companies typically spans the entire life cycle and is mostly cross-border. Helping high growth companies on an ongoing basis (notably when scaling internationally) is a considerable part of what Team Genesis was designed for.

Shortlisted for “Young Legal Innovator of the Year” in the 2016 “Financial Times European Innovative Lawyer Awards”.

Winner of the category “Lawyer of the Year – Private Equity” in the 2019 “Iberian Lawyer – 40 under Forty Award”.


Portuguese and English.


Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2012).


Law Degree (Católica Porto Law School, 2007). LL.M. in Banking and Financial Regulation (UCL – University College London, 2008).

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Next Generation Partners)

Luís Roquette GeraldesMorais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados has long been at the forefront of Portugal’s M&A market, where it is well versed in high-profile and high-value deals. Over the course of the past 12 months, the team witnessed an uptick in transactions in the energy sector, where it advised some of the biggest players in market-leading deals. The breadth of its practice – covering key sectors such as banking, insurance, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, infrastructure and manufacturing – is matched by its size and geographical presence thanks to Morais Leitão Legal Circle, a network of associations and alliances with leading law firms in Portuguese-speaking countries across Africa. Co-head Tomás Vaz Pinto focuses on the intersection between private equity, M&A and capital markets, while fellow co-leader Ricardo Andrade Amaro brings a wealth of experience in securities and M&A in the energy sector. Eduardo Paulino is an ‘excellent‘ lawyer and a key contact for cross-border M&A and private equity matters. Also of note is the firm’s Team Genesis, a multidisciplinary legal service provided to emerging companies in the technology and life sciences industries; Luís Roquette Geraldes leads on this type of work. Carlos Osório de Castro is also noted.