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Work +351 21 381 74 00
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Lisbon, Madeira, Oporto

Filipe Lowndes Marques

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Work +351 21 382 66 01
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Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associado

Work Department

Banking and Finance (Investment Funds, Private Equity Financing, Project Finance/Public-Private Partnerships, Securitisation and Covered Bonds).

Position

Filipe Lowndes Marques has extensive experience in the area of project finance, having worked since 1995 on several types of projects, including bridges, motorways, power plants, wind farms, football stadia, LNG terminals and natural gas concessions. He has also been active in the field of capital markets, having advised on several securitisation transactions (including the first securitisation transaction under the new law and the first synthetic securitisation), covered bonds issuances and worked on several IPOs of state owned companies.

Career

Qualified (1997). Partner (2007) and coordinator of the banking and finance team, Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados. Lawyer, Abreu & Marques & Associados (until 2001).

Languages

Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

Member

Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 1997). Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales (since 2000) (non-practising). Law Society of England and Wales. Oxford Law Society. British Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (President). Lex Mundi (Bank Finance and Regulation Practice Group) (Chair Emeritus).

Education

Law Degree (Law Faculty of the Portuguese Catholic University, 1994). Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law (Oxford University, 1995).


Portugal

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Strong in project finance and the energy sector, the ‘prestigious’ practice at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados is noted for the ‘speed, clarity and efficiency in its approach’. It predominantly acts for domestic and international banks; recent work includes a variety of structured financing and refinancing matters as well as advice on NPLs. The ‘fantasticLuís Branco co-heads the team with Filipe Lowndes Marques; Pedro Gorjão Henriques is also recommended.

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Insolvency and restructuring

Within: Insolvency and restructuring

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associado is representing former director and shareholder of BES and the Espírito Santo Group, José Manuel Espírito Santo Silva, in a case filed by the liquidation committee handling the BES insolvency, alleging acts of ruinous management by thirteen of the bank’s former directors, leading to its insolvency. Disputes expert Rui Patrício leads the case; Filipe Lowndes Marques and António Pinto Leite head the practice.

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Projects and project finance

Within: Projects and project finance

Luís Branco and Filipe Lowndes Marques jointly head the projects team at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associado, which predominantly acts on the lenders side in energy and transport projects, including internationally. Managing associate Filipa Morais Alçada is another name to note.

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