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Goncalo Martins

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PLMJ

Lisbon, Portugal
    Local Time: Saturday 01:42

Practice Expertise

  • Capital Markets
  • Banking and Finance
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Areas of Practice

  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets
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Profile

Goncalo is a partner in the Banking and Finance and Capital Markets practices. Over the last 15 years he has gained a comprehensive experience in advising leading international and domestic banks, other financial institutions and asset managers in debt capital markets, with a particular focus on structured finance, including securitisation of all asset classes, CDO's CLO and equity linked notes, but also EMTN programmes, covered bonds, standalone Eurobonds and commercial paper. He has also a strong focus in derivatives and regulatory work for the asset management industry.

Goncalo has also advised in important ECM transactions, such as take-overs, as well as several distressed debt transactions.

Before joining PLMJ he worked in another leading Portuguese law firm and a valuable international experience, having been seconded to the Capital Markets department of Simmons & Simmons and Morgan Stanley's Legal Department (Fixed Income Division), both in London.

Goncalo earned his Law degree by the Law School of Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 2002, where he also lectures. He is also entitled to practice under English law, being a member of the Law Society of England and Wales since 2007.

Bar Admissions
Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2005

Education
Law degree from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2002
Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2005
Curricular part of the doctorate and master's course at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2004
Admitted to practice as a solicitor by the Law Society of England and Wales, 2007
Postgraduate in financial regulation from the European Institute of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, 2012

Areas of Practice

  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets

Professional Career



Professional Associations
    Law Society of England and Wales since 2007

Union International des Avocats - Secretary of the Banking Law Commission since 2013


Professional Activities and Experience
Lawyer in the financial markets practice of the law firm Rebelo de Sousa & Advogados Associados, 2005 - 2016
Lawyer in the financial markets practice of the law firm Simmons & Simmons - London, 2006-2007
Research intern in the area of social security law at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2002-2004

Articles

Additional ArticlesThe International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending and Secured Finance 2013
Goncalo dos Reis Martins (co-autor da seccao portuguesa)

Portugal in Financial Services Regulation in Europe
Goncalo dos Reis Martins (co-autoria com Etay Katz)
Oxford University Press, 2008

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