Hélder Frias > Uría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Uría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho
1250-162 LISBOA
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Work Department

Banking and Finance / Insurance and Reinsurance




Hélder Frias joined the Lisbon office of Uría Menéndez – Proença de Carvalho in 2006. In 2009, he was seconded to the in-house legal department of a British bank in Lisbon for six months and from September 2010 to August 2011 he was based in our London office.

His practice is focused on banking, finance and insurance. Notably, he advises on M&A transactions involving financial institutions, bancassurance joint ventures, the transfer of insurance portfolios and on other regulatory matters related to these markets, including insurance and reinsurance intermediation.

Hélder frequently advises on regulatory and supervisory aspects of financial and insurance activities (including banking and financial intermediation services and payment services), such as lending, creation of security, factoring, sale and purchase of receivables, money laundering, venture capital and financial products and investment and retail banking and insurance instruments (capital redemption transactions and unit-linked life insurance agreements).


English and Spanish


Portuguese Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados)

International Insurance Law Association


Law Degree, Universidade de Lisboa, 2006

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Banking and finance

Uría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho offers a broad range of expertise to its domestic and international clients, including in financial services regulatory matters, transactions in the Portuguese NPL market, debt refinancing, real estate financing, and M&A in the banking sector. The multi-faceted group acts for an impressive mix of credit institutions, investment firms and insurance players in high-value mandates. Pedro Ferreira Malaquias, who specialises in all areas pertaining to finance, retail and commercial banking, heads up the banking and finance department. Hélder Frias balances a broad banking and finance practice, while Miguel Rodrigues Leal is recommended for project and real estate financing transactions.