Abreu Advogados (2007-2016)



Abreu Advogados (1998-2006)



Kings College, University of London (2002)

LL.M in Banking and Finance Law

Lisbon University Law School, New University Oporto Derivatives Stock Exchange (2001)

Post-graduate degree in Financial Markets, Institutions and Products


Abreu Advogados (1996-1998)


Lisbon University Law School (1996)

Degree in Law

Chambers Europe

Recommend in Banking Law (2010-2016)


Legal 500

Recommend in Capital Markets and Banking & Finance (2014-2016)


Best Lawyers

Recommended in Finance Law (2015-2017)


Shortlisted - British Legal Awards: "European Legal Team of the Year" for the project "Master Agreement in Financial Derivatives (CQIFD)" and the set up of "APIFD" (2009 and 2010 editions)

Abreu Advogados was awarded by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report for the project “Portuguese Derivatives Master Agreement (CQIFD)", lead by Sofia Santos Machad0 (2009)

Abreu Advogados was awarded "Innovation by a Portuguese Law Firm" by RSG Consulting and the Iberian Lawyer Magazine for the project "Portuguese Derivatives Master Agreement (CQIFD)", lead by Sofia Santos Machado

CONFERENCE: Class on the III and IV Insurance Law Post-graduate degree

VENUE: AIDA Portuguese Section - International Association of Insurance Law in partnership with the Lisbon University Law School

DATE: 2016 / 2017

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: “Insurance Agreement: main terms and parties. The risk”


CONFERENCE: 1st Congress on Banking Law

VENUE: Altis Hotel (Lisbon)

DATE: 2015

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: “EMIR - The impact of the new legal frame in the derivatives market and the role of the regulator”


CONFERENCE: EMIR - Implementing the new legal framework

VENUE: The Portuguese Banking Training Institute

DATE: 2014

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: “EMIR - The new legal framework”


CONFERENCE: EMIR - European Market Infrastructures Regulation

VENUE: Investment Funds, Pension Funds and Asset Managers Association (Associação Portuguesa de Fundos de Investimento, Pensões e Patrimónios)

DATE: 2013

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: “EMIR - Implementing the new legal framework”


CONFERENCE: 2nd Simposium "Derivatives and Law"

VENUE: Bonn (Germany)

DATE: 2007

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION: “Netting and Collateral under the Law of Portugal”


'Complex Financial Products: New Marketing Rules Under Discussion in Portugal'

Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division




'La Contratación de Instrumentos Financieros Derivados en Portugal: El Contrato-Quadro de Instrumentos Financieros Derivados'




Revista de Derecho Bancario y Bursátil

(July and September 201o)



'Netting and Collateral Under the Law of Portugal'

Cadernos do Mercado dos Valores Mobiliários




'Close-Out Netting and Set-Off: Da Validade e Eficácia das Cláusulas de Close-Outnetting e Set-Off nos Contratos sobre Instrumentos Financeiros'

Cadernos do Mercado dos Valores Mobiliários 



Fluent in Portuguese and English.

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