João Soares Carvalho

Associate Lawyer | Lisbon

Practice Areas
  • English
  • Spanish

João Soares Carvalho is an associate at Abreu Advogados since 2022, working mainly in Banking and Finance, with particular focus on financing operations, namely real estate finance, acquisition finance and leveraged finance, as well as credit restructuring.

He as particular intervention in supervisory and regulatory matters, namely in the acquisition of stakes in regulated entities, as well as in advising entities that carry out activities with virtual assets (VASPs).

He has been a guest assistant at the Portuguese Catholic University Law School (Lisbon) since 2020, where he taught the subject of Compliance and Non-Compliance with Obligations and currently teaches the subject of Civil Law Fundamentals and the Law of Persons.


Advising clients (creditors and debtors) in financing and refinancing operations, at the due diligence, negotiation and completion stages;

Advising international clients on international financial transactions, including the establishment of guarantees subject to Portuguese law;

Advising VASPs on contractual and regulatory matters;


Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Law degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Faculdade de Direito (2018)

University of Melbourne

Master of Laws (LLM) from University of Melbourne (2020)