Alexandra Valente > SRS Advogados > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

SRS Advogados
RUA DOM FRANCISCO MANUEL DE MELO 21
1070-085 LISBON
Portugal

Work Department

Corporate & Finance

Position

Partner in the Finance Department, Alexandra Valente has advised Portuguese and international financial institutions and private equity funds on numerous complex transactions, involving, inter alia, distressed debt, distressed equity and financial restructurings. She has also advised on a range of important finance activities such as privatisations and public share offerings, large mergers and acquisitions and asset finance and project finance transactions, providing advice to banks and other investors.

With over 20 years of experience, Alexandra advises extensively on the provision of debt finance, structured finance, EMTN Programmes and securitisations, both in the financial sector, as well as involving other classes of underlying assets.

Career

  • Since 2009 – Partner at SRS Advogados
  • 2005 to 2009 – Partner of Simmons & Simmons
  • 1996 to 2005 – Lawyer at Simmons & Simmons Rebelo de Sousa
  • 1994 to 1996 – Trainee at F. Castelo Branco, Pedro Rebelo de Sousa & Associados

Languages

Portuguese, English, Spanish, French.

Memberships

  • Portuguese Bar Association

Education

  • Degree in Law, Catholic University of Portugal School of Law

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Capital markets

SRS Advogados is particularly skilled in cross-border transactions, and has recently been increasingly active in domestic capital market deals. The group’s strength lies in securitisation transactions; nonetheless, it is also adept at assisting with IPOs and listings, bond issues and regulatory matters. Noteworthy individuals include practice leaders William Smithson and Alexandra Valente, who both have more than two decades’ worth of experience in structured finance and capital markets.

Portugal > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Alexandra ValenteSRS Advogados

SRS Advogados stands out for its international footprint, evidenced by its practitioners’ experience in key foreign financial markets – with a particular emphasis on Angola, Mozambique, Brazil, Malta and Singapore – and their ability to provide advice on Portuguese and English law from the firm’s Lisbon office. International financial services companies and borrowers are at the core of the practice’s client base; they seek assistance in a range of banking and finance matters, notably real estate, project and acquisition financing arrangements. Co-heads Alexandra Valente and William Smithson are the names to note for structured finance and restructuring matters, while Gustavo Ordonhas Oliveira further advises on banking regulations.

Portugal > Commercial, corporate and M&A

SRS Advogados fields a sizeable practice that is a go-to destination for TMT clients seeking assistance in corporate, commercial, M&A and regulatory matters. In addition to advising buyers and sellers in technology M&A transactions, the team also excels in private equity and venture capital investments and energy-related deals. Octávio Castelo Paulo is a key point of contact for energy and TMT clients. He co-heads the department, which has broad cross-border capabilities, demonstrating extensive experience in transactions involving African jurisdictions. Gustavo Ordonhas Oliveira and Alexandra Valente are noteworthy for private equity transactions, joint ventures and privatisations. Paulo Bandeira oversees a group focused on the setting up and development of start-ups. The firm recently welcomed a team of M&A specialists, including Gabriela Rodrigues Martins and Dulce Franco, following its merger with law firm AAA Advogados.

Portugal > Projects and project finance

With offices in Lisbon, Porto and Funchal, as well as representation in a number of African jurisdictions, the projects team at SRS Advogados excels in port, renewable energy and transport projects. PPPs are a particular specialism. Practice heads José Luís Moreira da Silva and Alexandra Valente combine their respective expertise in public law and corporate finance to lead the team, whose recent highlights have included a number of instructions from the Lisbon Port Authority as well as the governments of Portugal and Madeira. Alexandre Roque is a further name to note.