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Uría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho

EDIFICIO RODRIGO URIA, PRAÇA MARQUÊS DE POMBAL, 12, 1250-162 LISBOA, PORTUGAL
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Work +351 21 030 86 00
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Fax +351 21 030 86 01
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www.uria.com
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Bernardo Diniz de Ayala

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Work +351 210 308 613
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Uría Menéndez

Work Department

Public, Project Finance, Energy.

Career

Bernardo Ayala became a partner of Uría Menéndez in 2008. Prior to that, he was a partner at Sérvulo & Associados. He is currently the managing partner of Uría Menéndez-Proença de Carvalho’s Lisbon office.

He provides legal advice in the areas of public law, project finance and energy and natural resources.

In these areas, Bernardo focuses particularly on (i) public contracts (especially project finance contracts), (ii) administrative litigation and public law related arbitration, (iii) civil liability of public authorities, (iv) public M&A (regulated sectors), (v) privatisations, (vi) regulatory in general, (vii) financial products contracted by public entities, and (viii) environmental, energy and natural resources matters.

Languages

English; French; Spanish.

Member

Portuguese Bar Association; International Bar Association; European Group of Public Law; Public Contracts in Legal Globalization network.

Education

Law degree, Universidade de Lisboa, 1993.


Portugal

Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

The ‘strongly committed and business-oriented’ team at Uría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho maintains its focus on transactional, corporate, contractual and regulatory work, including acquisitions and share purchases. A highlight was assisting Axpo Iberia with a long-term PPA for the construction of a 28.8MW solar plant. Bernardo Diniz de Ayala and Antonio Villacampa jointly head the team; senior associate Mafalda Ferreira is recommended.

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Projects and project finance

Within: Leading individuals

Bernardo Diniz de Ayala - Uría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho

Within: Projects and project finance

The ‘strongly committed and business-oriented’ team at Uría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho includes Bernardo Diniz de Ayala, Pedro Ferreira Malaquias and Antonio Villacampa and possesses public law, finance, projects and project finance and transactional experience. A highlight was assisting Neoen Development with solar projects contracts, including a long-term power-purchase agreement between the power generator, consumers and the selling agent. Senior associates João Louro e Costa and ‘very talented’ senior associate Mafalda Ferreira are the other names to note.

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Public law

Within: Leading individuals

Bernardo Diniz de Ayala - Uría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho

Within: Public law

Strongly committed and business-oriented’, Uría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho focuses primarily on transactional and finance work and related disputes and some project-based procurement. It advised Altice on the preparation of its parliamentary hearing and on the defence of the injunction requested by Vodafone against the Portuguese Competition Authority, in both instances within the context the client’s attempted acquisition of Media Capital. Practice head Bernardo Diniz de Ayala is ‘totally focused on doing the best for the client’. ‘Very talented’ senior associate Mafalda Ferreira has ‘strong negotiation skills’.

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