Mr Carlos Costa Andrade > Uría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Uría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho
1250-162 LISBOA

Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Company Law and Corporate Governance.


Carlos Costa Andrade has been a partner in the Lisbon office of Uría Menéndez since 2005. Between 1996 and 1999 he was in-house counsel (Issuers and Market Division) at NYSE Euronext Lisbon – Sociedade Gestora de Mercados Regulamentados, S.A. (formerly known as the Lisbon and Oporto Stock Exchange).

His practice includes capital markets, takeovers, IPOs, OPVs, structured bonds and other complex securities, regulated and non-regulated market management entities, M&A, securities, banking, and corporate governance.

Alongside his work as a lawyer, he also holds several management positions and is currently a member of the Equity and Fixed Income Committee of BM&F BOVESPA and secretary to the General Assembly of OPEX.


English; Spanish.


Lisbon Bar Association.


Law degree, Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Lisboa, 1995; Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1994; Postgraduate degree in EC law and securities, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Clássica de Lisboa, 1997.

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Capital markets

One of the go-to firms for international investors, Uría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho is involved in some of the most complex cross-border transactions in the country, namely those related to Portuguese financial entities. The practice group has a strong track record advising on capital markets matters involving the acquisition of shareholdings in public listed companies, initial and secondary equity and debt offerings as well as takeover bids and privatisations. Leading the department is Carlos Costa Andrade, who is regularly retained by foreign clients who seek his assistance in relation to structured bonds, securities and IPOs. Miguel Stokes focuses on M&A, structured finance and capital markets. Jorge Brito Pereira left the firm in 2020.