João Lupi

Senior Associate Lawyer | Lisbon

João Lupi is a senior associate at Abreu Advogados since 2022, working mainly in the areas of Finance and Projects, with intervention in investment and financing transactions.

His career has been notable for the work carried out in providing strategic legal advice and support in the areas of Finance and Projects, M&A and Capital Markets.

He has intervention in projects, transactions and national and cross-border financing, with special emphasis in Europe, West Africa and Brazil and in the banking, energy and natural resources sectors, regularly assisting Investment Companies, Collective Investment Schemes and Management Entities, in particular venture capital.

He advises leading companies in their sectors of activity, financial entities and public authorities, in various types of transactions, markets and products, interacting with the respective regulatory authorities.

He is registered with the Portuguese and Brazilian Bar Associations.

Between 2017 and 2019, he performed functions as Deputy Director and Head of Legal Affairs of the Holding Company of a financial group, based in Luxembourg.


Advice on a general, mandatory and competing takeover bid for the entire share capital of a leading company in its sector.

Advising international investors in negotiating the acquisition of a qualified holding in a financial institution.

Advising a leading metallurgical company in the negotiation and completion of a financing transaction for the distressed acquisition of an international group comprising companies based in France, Poland and Germany, and coordination of the different local advisors.

Advising a German investment fund in the negotiation and implementation of structured financing to Portuguese companies operating in the renewable energy sector;

Advising an international banking syndicate on a financing transaction for new subsidiaries of the borrower, including on the provision of guarantees and tax advice;

Advising on various transactions and financing modalities, namely the issuance of bonds, convertible instruments, commercial paper, in project finance, structured financing, participative and collaborative financing.


Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa

Law Degree (2010)

Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Master in Legal and Business Sciences (2013)

Instituto de Ciências Jurídico-Políticas da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa

Postgraduate Diploma in Energy Law (2022)