Corporate, Finance, Tax Law  in Portugal

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Antonio Frutuoso de Melo e Associados
Sociedade de Advogados

Law Firm, Lisbon, Portugal

Av. da Liberdade, no. 38 - 7th floor

1250-145 Lisbon - Portugal

Phone: +351-21-321 86 00

Fax: +351-21-321 86 86

E-Mail: afma@afma.pt


Antonio Frutuoso de Melo e Associados, Sociedade de Advogados  is a law firm incorporated in 1997 by initiative of lawyers split from one of the largest Portuguese law firms.
 
MAIN PRACTICE AREAS: Corporate; M&A; Tax; Finance, Banking, Securities & Capital Markets,  Asset Securitization,  Securities and Real Estate Investment Funds, Pension Funds, Big Ticket Leasing, Cross-border Lease, Privatizations,  Telecommunications, Competition, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer, Advertising, Agency and Distributorship, Intellectual Property, Administrative, Public Tendering, Development Aid, Real Estate, Labor, Criminal, Litigation, Credit Recovery and Court Work. Tax planning in Madeira, Azores and other IBC's.

Antonio Frutuoso de Melo, born Viseu, Portugal, 1948, Coimbra and Lisbon Law Schools. Author of several articles published by the International Financial Law Review and other specialized magazines. Co-authorship: "The Portuguese Section of European Mergers and Acquisitions"; "The Portuguese Section of the GT Guide to World Equity Markets," and The Portuguese Section of "The Morgan Grenfell Handbook of International Mergers and Acquisitions." Teacher of Administrative Law, Lisbon University, 1977-1980 and Professor by special invitation - Free University of Lisbon, 1985-1987. Chief of Staff for: Minister for the Council of Ministers, 1981; Minister of Labour, 1982. Institute for National Defense Studies 1983. Since 1984 practising mainly on corporate maters, including inter alia corporate finance, capital markets, banking and tax, including M&A, MBO, privatisation, structured financial products and derivatives, public markets and international contracts. Member: Portuguese Bar Association. Languages: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish.

Pedro Porto Dordio, born Coimbra, Portugal, 1966. Coimbra Law School. Legal Counsel to the Portuguese Youth Institute, 1991-1992. M&A, Business and Corporate, Finance, Banking, Telecommunications, Advertising, Distribution law. Member: Portuguese Bar Association. Languages: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish.

Guilherme Frutuoso de Melo, born Coimbra, Portugal, 1963. Lisbon Law School. Sworn Translator. M&A, Business and Corporate, Banking, Company incorporation, Transformation, Merger and Demerger, Labour, relevant experience in real estate development and negotiation. Member: Portuguese Bar Association. Languages: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and Italian.

Jose Miranda Baptista, born Barcelos, Portugal, 1949. Coimbra Law School. Teacher of Professional Deontology at the Criminal Investigation Police School. Supervising Officer at the Criminal Investigation Police, 1977-1980. State Prosecutor, 1974-1980.  Litigation in various areas, including white-collar crime. Member: Portuguese Bar Association. Languages: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish.

Fernando Frutuoso de Melo, born Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, 1955, Lisbon Law School. Administrator and Head of Division at the European Commission, in Brussels, 1987-1999, namely in the fields of development aid and project finance, as well as administrative reform, and Adviser and Chief of Staff to three Directors-General. Top management functions in the Portuguese civil service in the Social Security and Health sectors, 1983/1986. Adviser to the Minister for Industry, 1980; Chief of Staff for: Minister for Environment, 1981, Minister for the Council of Ministers, 1981/1982; Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, 1982/1983; Adviser to the Deputy-Prime Minister, 1983. Institute for National Defense Studies, 1985. Practice areas: European Union, Corporate, Project finance, Cross-border Lease, Development aid, Public Management, Social security, Health, Environment. Member: Portuguese Bar Association. Languages: Portuguese, English, French.

Alda Cabeças, born Castelo Branco, Portugal, 1964. Lisbon Law School. Corporate, Public Markets, M&A, Administrative, Litigation, Arbitration. Member Portuguese Bar Association. Languages: Portuguese, English and French.

Guida Vila Nova, born Mozambique, 1964. Lisbon Law School. Corporate, Intellectual property and trademarks, Pharmaceutical, Consumer, Competition, Litigation. Co-author of "Price Comparison In a Field of Pharmaceutical Products and Legal Remedies Under National and EC Law". Member Portuguese Bar Association. Languages: Portuguese, English, French and Italian.

Sofia Belard, born Mozambique, 1965. Lisbon Law School. Post Graduation Competition Law. Corporate, Competition and consumer, Pharmaceutical, Distribution and agency. Co-author of "Price Comparison In a Field of Pharmaceutical Products and Legal Remedies Under National and EC Law". Member Portuguese Bar Association. Languages: Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

Fernando Magiolo Magarreiro, born Lisbon, Portugal, 1964. Catholic University of Lisbon. Corporate law, Commercial law, Labour and Social Security, Foreign Investment, Public Markets, M&A, Administrative, Construction law, Real Estate. Member Portuguese Bar Association. Languages: Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

Rita Nina, born Lisbon, Portugal, 1966. Université Pantheón-Assas-Paris II. Post graduation EC Law. Corporate, Public Markets, M&A, Consumer, Labour and Social Security, Arbitration. Author of various articles in Bulletin Européen et International, Editions Francis Lefebvre. Co-author of Dossier International Portugal, Editions Francis Lefebvre. Avocat au Barreau de Paris. Member Portuguese Bar Association. Languages: Portuguese, French and English.

Margarida Coimbra de Matos, born Lisbon, Portugal, 1973. Lisbon Law School. Post graduated in Management and Taxes ("Espaço Atlântico" Finance and Tax School). Member Portuguese Bar Association. Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English.

António Gaio, born Lisbon, Portugal, 1966. Catholic University of Lisbon.  Post graduated in Management and Taxes ("Espaço Atlântico" Finance and Tax School). Insurance, Tax, Pension Funds, Corporate, Commercial. Member Portuguese Bar Association. Languages: Portuguese, English, French.

Marcos Sousa Monteiro born Lisbon, Portugal, 1974. Catholic University of Lisbon.  PRACTICE AREAS: Commercial, Corporate, Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions, Consumer Law, Competition. Languages: Portuguese, German, English, French and Spanish.

Claudia Elsner Matos, born Lisbon, Portugal, 1973. German/Portuguese double citizenship. Lisbon Law School. Languages: German, Portuguese, English, Spanish.

Patricia Saraiva de Aguilar, born Lisbon, Portugal, 1974. Lisbon Catholic Law School. Languages:  Portuguese, English, French, Spanish.

Mafalda Seabra Pereira, born Coimbra, Portugal, 1975. Coimbra Law School. Languages:  Portuguese, English, French, Spanish.

João Magarreiro, born Lisbon, Portugal, 1977. Lusíada Law School Lisbon. Languages: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish.

Raquel Elias da Costa, born Porto, Portugal, 1977. Lisbon Law School. Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish.

 

ATTY-LANGUAGESEnglish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

 

(Latest update October 24,  2000)

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