André Modesto Pinheiro

Associated Partner | Lisbon

Practice Areas
Banking & Financial Services
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Investment Funds
  • English
  • Spanish

André Modesto Pinheiro is an associated partner in the Banking and Finance and Capital Markets practice areas.

André Modesto Pinheiro has been developing his activity mainly within the areas of Banking and Financing and Capital Markets, with special focus in acquisition finance and real estate finance advising both national and international clients. André has also significant experience on the regulatory side.

During 2018, André worked in the Banking and Finance department of a London based law firm, as an International Associate, and gained significant expertise in the funds finance area.

André Modesto Pinheiro started his professional career in 2010 at a Spanish law firm in Madrid.

He was admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association in 2013.

Asset Finance Law, Portugal (2022)

Rising Star, 2020

Rising Star Dealmakers, 2020

Work Experience

Assistance to international clients real estate financing and refinancing operations both in Lisbon and in Oporto.

Assistance on several financing operations, advising international clients, regarding, in particular, the granting of security pursuant to Portuguese law.

Assistance Portuguese private equity funds financing operations, both mezzanine financing and acquisition finance.

Assistance in several funds financing transactions acting for lender-side clients.

Assistance on cross-border matters of several financial institutions, including cross-border mergers, setting-up of branches and EU passport mechanisms legal advise.

Assistance in three competitive bid processes launched by Bank of Portugal for the sale of a Portuguese bank, which was subject to an innovative resolution measure applied by the Bank of Portugal.

Assistance in the process of acquisition of the largest Portuguese investment bank and involvement in all the subsequent regulatory procedures with the Bank of Portugal.

Participated in several of the largest capital markets transactions carried out in the Portuguese market including: (i) combination of the business of a Portuguese and a Brazilian telecom operators; (ii) capital increase and liability management in the recapitalisation of a Portuguese bank and (iii) public tender offer for the acquisition of the largest telecom listed company in Portugal.

Assistance on an on-going-basis to the largest telecom listed company in Portugal and to the major IT listed company in Portugal, in all issues related to capital markets, including compliance with disclosure obligations of the company as a result of being a listed company, corporate governance matters, shareholders meetings preparation and assistance, relationship with the supervisory authority (CMVM), etc.


Academic Background

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Law degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Lisbon Law School (2009)

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Master in Law and Business from Universidade Católica Portuguesa and Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics (2011)

Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE)

Attended under the Law and Business Master programme the Master Universitario en Derecho de la Empresa at Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), Madrid (2010)

Centro de Estudios Garrigues

Intensive accounting course Introducción a la Información Financiera de la Empresa, Centro de Estudios Garrigues, Madrid (2010)