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RUA DOM LUÍS I, 28, 1200-151 LISBOA, PORTUGAL
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Pedro Cassiano Santos

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VDA

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets

Position

Partner and Head of Practice of the Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Department

Career

Partner and Head of Practice of the Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Department, Pedro is in charge of VdA’s working team responsible for the rendering of advice to market participants and of assistance for the accomplishment of a wide spectrum of transactions contained within the financial sector.

He is regularly involved in the provision of legal advice in banking and capital markets' regulatory matters as well as in the structuring of several financing transactions, such as the issue and placement (both national and international) of debt, hybrid and equity instruments, and the issue and placement of warrants and both cash and synthetic financial products.

He has also been actively working in securitization transactions and other types of asset-backed transactions, together with the preparation of multiple structured finance transactions, matters in respect of which he is a regular speaker in conferences and a guest teacher of many master’s and Post Graduate courses organized by distinct Institutes and Universities.

Languages

English, French, Spanish

Member

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association and admitted as specialist in financial law.

Education

Law Degree, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law.
Post-graduation in European Legal Studies, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium.


Mozambique

Foreign law firms

Within: Foreign law firms

VdA Vieira de Almeida is regularly instructed by major national and international clients in high-value corporate transactions and projects. The oil and gas, energy and banking sectors are particular sweet spots for the firm's Mozambique-focused lawyers, which include Teresa Empis Falcão and Manuel Protásio. In recent work, Pedro Cassiano Santos worked alongside associated local firm Guilherme Daniel & Associados (GdA) to advise Millennium BIM on the structuring of financing agreements funded by the European Investment Bank.

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Portugal

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Pedro Cassiano Santos - VdA Vieira de Almeida

Within: Banking and finance

The ‘excellent’, 'dynamic' team at VdA Vieira de Almeida is noted for its superb track record. It acts in complex, high-value deals for lenders and borrowers, handles regulatory matters and attracted some innovative work. It advised a banking syndicate consisting of Unicredit, Siemens Bank, BCP, Novo Banco, Demir-Halk Bank, DenizBank and the European Investment Bank on the €240m debt refinancing of six port operators. The matter was led by Pedro Cassiano Santos, who is singled out for his longstanding expertise. Paula Gomes Freire, Cláudia da Cruz Almeida and managing associates Tiago Correia Moreira and Benedita Aires are also recommended. Pedro Simões Coelho and Hugo Moredo Santos are the other names to note.

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Capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Pedro Cassiano Santos - VdA Vieira de Almeida

Within: Capital markets

VdA Vieira de Almeida advised JP Morgan Securities as arranger and placement agent and Hefesto STC as issuer on the Portuguese law aspects of the €580m securitisation of an NPL portfolio held by Caixa Económica Montepio Geral. Paula Gomes Freire led the case, with support from Hugo Moredo Santos and recommended managing associate Orlando Vogler Guiné. Pedro Cassiano Santos and José Pedro Fazenda Martins jointly lead the team.

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