Practice Areas: Finance

Rodrigo Formigal and Diogo Pereira Duarte lead Abreu Advogados’ Financial Law practice

The two lawyers join the partner José Maria Corrêa de Sampaio in the coordination of Banking and Finance Law, one of the main practice areas of the firm.

Abreu Advogados has appointed Rodrigo Formigal and Diogo Pereira Duarte as coordinators of the Banking and Finance practice area, joining José Maria Corrêa de Sampaio in the growth and specialization of this team.

Rodrigo Formigal, a partner at Abreu Advogados, has provided strategic advice to banks and other financial institutions and has participated in the structuring of some of last years’ most relevant credit operations. He also has a recognized experience in real estate finance, credit portfolios transmission and in structured finance transactions. Throughout his career, he has accumulated distinctions from the most important international directories and was distinguished by Legal 500 as Next Generation Partner.

“I am very proud of the confidence that Abreu Advogados has placed in me to continue the consolidated strategy of strengthening the Banking and Finance practice area. We have a balanced and very capable team to deal with the financial challenges in a world in complete transformation, privileging a culture of proximity with our partners and Clients”, says Rodrigo Formigal.

Diogo Pereira Duarte, a professional partner at Abreu Advogados and a Professor at Lisbon University Law School, has developed his activity focusing on the regulatory aspects of licensing, internal governance and resolution of financial institutions and in the area of financial intermediation and Capital Markets. He also has extensive experience in FinTech and crypto-activities areas, data protection and ESG (environmental, social and governance) in financial services.

“The emergence of fintechs and the growth of crypto-activities and decentralized applications in financial services have led to changes in financial law, whose dynamics we have been monitoring, through the creation of new services and the strengthening and specialization of our team. This is the path we want to continue to follow with our partners and Clients to face the challenge of digitalization in financial services”, highlights Diogo Pereira Duarte.

The Banking and Financial Law team at Abreu Advogados has more than thirty lawyers specialized in Financial Law, spread across various geographies and financial centers and with solid experience in the digitalization process of the financial sector, providing innovative solutions to financial institutions and other clients in this area.