André Modesto Pinheiro

Associated Partner | Lisbon

Practice Areas
Corporate and M&A
  • English
  • Spanish

André Modesto Pinheiro is an associated partner and has been at Abreu Advogados since 2019 having particular intervention in Financial Law.

He has been developing his activity mainly within the areas of Banking and Finance and Venture Capital, with special focus in acquisition finance, real estate finance, investment in start-ups and the preparation of investment rounds, private equity and venture capital.

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 started his professional career at a Spanish law firm in Madrid.

Since 2023, André is a member of the Executive Committee of AIJA – International Association of Young Lawyers.

Asset Finance Law, Portugal (2022)

Rising Star, 2020

Rising Star Dealmakers, 2020

Work Experience

Advising on international financing operations, real estate financing and refinancing operations and acquisition financing

Advising financial institutions on various fund finance operations

Advising on investment rounds for several of Portugal's most innovative startups and scaleups, both on the investors' and founders' sides

Advising on three sale processes launched by the 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 acquisition process of the largest Portuguese investment bank

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) public tender offer for the acquisition of the largest telecom listed company in Portugal

Advising an international banking syndicate on the financing of the acquisition of Portugal's largest motorway concessionaire


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)