Abreu Advogados strengthens its Projects & Structured Finance area with the integration of a new team
Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues is the new partner at Abreu Advogados. He reinforces the firm’s Projects & Structured Finance team along with three new lawyers: João Lupi, Rui Ferreira de Almeida and Ashick Remetula.
With more than 25 years of experience, Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues is one of the most renowned lawyers in the projects’ areas and project finance, with an emphasis on the energy sector. His career also includes international law firms such as DLA Piper and Miranda. He is also a legal advisor to the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association and to the Board of Directors of ENERSIS (Babcock Group).
With a Law Degree by the Lisbon University Law School, Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues has a post-graduation in Tax Law by the same Law School and completed an Advanced Program in Public Private Partnerships for Executives at the Portuguese Catholic University Law School. The new partner at Abreu Advogados comes from TELLES, where he coordinated the Financial, Projects and Capital Markets practice area and co-coordinated the Energy and Natural Resources practice area.
Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues will strengthen the Projects & Structured Finance team at Abreu Advogados, together with two new Senior Associate Lawyers – João Lupi and Rui Ferreira de Almeida – and an Associate Lawyer – Ashick Hussein Remetula. The team is dedicated to providing strategic and multidisciplinary advisory – from financing, setting up joint ventures and other merger or cooperation and co-development agreements, to regulatory advice and possible dispute resolutions – on complex and large scale projects, namely in the development of high profile infrastructures in various jurisdictions, particularly in the transport, energy and health sectors. In this respect, Abreu Advogados has a unique track record in assisting developers, public administration, financial institutions and funds, including some of the largest national and international projects.
According to Inês Sequeira Mendes, Managing Partner of Abreu Advogados, “Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues is a lawyer with a curriculum and experience that speak for themselves. He is a reference in the market for his clients and for his peers. His competence has been repeatedly reflected in rankings and directories, which emphasize his track record and experience in leading and monitoring major projects. Bruno adds value to a key area for Abreu, crucial for many of our clients and in several markets. We are very pleased to be able to announce this reinforcement to our clients and partners.”
Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues, partner at Abreu Advogados, comments “I am very pleased to join Abreu Advogados, a firm with ambition, vision and culture with which I fully identify, and which has a team and market positioning that are a perfect match with the profile and needs of my clients. Project finance continue to be very dynamic, even as a response of the economies to the post-Covid situation, a trajectory that I believe will continue. It is with great joy and enthusiasm that I will be able to offer my contribution to strengthen an area where the firm is already a relevant player, and to develop and strengthen strategic and close relationships with clients. My integration is facilitated by the alignment that I have with the other partners regarding the ambition, the humanistic, entrepreneurial and innovation-oriented spirit that guide our joint action”.