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RUA GENERAL FIRMINO MIGUEL, Nº 3 TORRE 2, 10º B, 1600-100 LISBOA, PORTUGAL
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SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados, Francisco Barona, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

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Francisco Barona

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SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

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Banking and Finance

Position

Francisco Barona is partner of Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados, in Lisbon. He coordinates Banking and Finance area of practice in SLCM. He focuses his activity in complex financing operations, debt issuance and private equity operations. He has been involved in the structuring and setting up of complex investment funds, negotiation and execution of loan agreements, bonds issuance structure and restructuring debt operations. Together with his team, he advises clients in their day-to-day financial aspects of their business, such as negotiation and execution loans, credit facilities, leasing and factoring agreements, commercial paper, bonds and derivatives, in a clean and direct communication, looking for an in-depth knowledge of the way each organization works.

Career

Partner at Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados, since 2013. Prior working at SLCM, Francisco Barona took part of the Legal Department of Banco de Portugal (1999-2005). Today he is also Commercial Law and Companies Law Assistant Professor at Lisbon Catholic University (since 1998).

Languages

Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish.

Member

Portuguese Bar Association, since 2001.

Education

Law Degree, Faculty of Law, Catholic University of Lisbon (1998); Master in Civil Law, Catholic University of Lisbon (2004).


Portugal

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados' team possesses ‘very good negotiation skills and the ability to build relationships with counterparts and clients’. Representing mostly lenders, it handled debt restructuring, NPLs, lease agreements and other forms of financing. A highlight was advising BCP and Novo Banco on restructuring the debt of Elevo Group within its acquisition by Nacala Holdings. Francisco Barona heads the practice.

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