Mr André de Sousa Vieira > Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Project Finance.


André de Sousa Vieira joined the firm in 2020 as a partner. He is co-responsible for a banking and financial team, integrating the International Committee of Morais Leitão.


He is a finance lawyer admitted in England & Wales, Portugal and Spain, having integrated Clifford Chance LLP in its London office between 2011 and 2020. André de Sousa Vieira has dedicated special attention to the Lusophone markets, with strong connections to the main international financial markets. He is particularly recognized for advising international project finance transactions in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors, having represented lenders (DFIs, ECAs and commercial banks), sponsors and governments.


Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.


Portuguese Bar Association. Law Society of England and Wales. Spanish Bar Association. Royal European Academy of Doctors.


Law Degree, Catholic University of Lisbon Law School, post-graduation in Business Law at ESADE Business & Law School, LL.M. at Pompeu Fabra University Law School, M.Sc. in Financial Economics, Barcelona University Economics School. Visiting Researcher (prae-doc) at Harvard Law School. PhD in International Financial Law at the University of Barcelona.


Lawyer Rankings

Mozambique > Foreign law firms

The Mozambique practice at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados sits within the firm’s wider Lusophone Africa practice and is jointly led by Lisbon-based partner Claudia Santos Cruz and André de Sousa Vieira in Porto. The team is heavily involved in many of the major securities and energy projects in Mozambique, advising on cross-border, inbound and outbound investments. Cruz, who has extensive experience on the latter, is an English qualified lawyer, and admitted to both the Mozambican and Portuguese Bar Associations. Viera is also qualified in England and Wales and Portugal, as well as being admitted to practice in Spain, and is an energy and natural resources project finance expert.

Angola > Foreign firms

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados’ Angolan practice sits within the firm’s wider Lusophone Africa offering. Headed by Porto-based partner André de Sousa Vieira and Claudia Santos Cruz in Lisbon, the team advises on cross-border inbound and outbound investments into Lusophone Africa, with a strong presence in project finance, particularly in the energy and natural resources, commodities and transport sectors. The firm maintains a partnership with local firm ALC Advogados, of which private investment and tax expert Catarina Levy Osório  is a founding partner and consultant for the firm. International consultant Bruno Xavier de Pina, an expert in cross-border matters involving Angola and Cape Verde, joined the firm in 2021.