Gonçalo Castro Ribeiro > DLA Piper ABBC > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

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Portugal > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Gonçalo Castro RibeiroDLA Piper ABBC

The banking and finance team at DLA Piper ABBC acts for a diverse client roster, comprising domestic and international credit and financial institutions, in relation to financing transactions and regulatory work. Department co-head Nuno Azevedo Neves is particularly experienced in cross-border transactions and privatisations; he is the main contact for banks, financial institutions and funds. Fellow co-leader Gonçalo Castro Ribeiro focuses on distressed asset deals, project finance and financial regulatory issues.

Portugal > Commercial, corporate and M&A

A diverse corporate client base comprising heavyweights from the financial, infrastructure, real estate, energy, pharmaceutical and industrial sectors, turns to DLA Piper ABBC for legal support in the context of big-ticket M&A. The firm is a popular destination for international corporations, private equity funds and financial institutions given its global presence, which facilitates the running of multi-jurisdictional transactions. Nuno Azevedo Neves has a strong background in privatisations and is often instructed in transactions in the financial services sector. Private equity and venture capital deals are among João Costa Quinta‘s fields of specialist knowledge, while Gonçalo Castro Ribeiro excels in cross-border deals and financial regulatory issues.

Portugal > Insolvency and restructuring

DLA Piper ABBC fields a team of experienced lawyers with deep knowledge of complex restructurings and judicial insolvencies. The team offers legal support to a host of domestic and international clients, and is often involved in cross-border matters. The practice is jointly led by Nuno Azevedo Neves and João Costa Quinta, both of whom specialise in transactional work, including private equity. Vanessa Antunes is seasoned in restructuring cases and dispute resolution, while Gonçalo Castro Ribeiro is regularly involved in distressed debt deals and other financing matters.

Portugal > Projects and project finance

DLA Piper ABBC handles a variety of project-related matters on behalf of its diverse client roster, which includes players from the financial, infrastructure, transport, industrial, distribution and pharmaceutical sectors. The team’s international experience is also noteworthy, especially in Portuguese-speaking African countries. Corporate finance and M&A partner Nuno Azevedo Neves oversees the finance and projects team. Gonçalo Castro Ribeiro is also well regarded for his project finance expertise, with a special emphasis on renewable energy. Mafalda Ferreira left the firm in December 2021.