Pedro Ferreira Malaquias

Partner | Lisbon

Practice Areas
Banking & Financial Services
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Pedro Ferreira Malaquias is a Partner at Abreu Advogados since 2023, working mainly in the areas of Banking and Finance, as well as Insurance Law.

He has intervention in advising on all legal aspects related to retail and investment banking activity, including loans, credit facility agreements, securitizations, covered bonds, non-performing loans, structuring of guarantees, commercial paper and structured finance.

Pedro is a member of the European Financial Markets Lawyers Group for several years, which is a group of senior legal experts from the EU banking sector who analyse and propose initiatives designed to foster the harmonisation of laws and market practices and facilitate the integration of financial markets in Europe.

He joins Abreu from another law firm where, for the last 20 years, he coordinated the Finance Department and was responsible for the areas of banking and insurance law. Having also worked in the legal department of the Banco Português do Atlântico, in the Competition Directorate General of the European Commission, as well as headed the legal department of BCP Investimento – Banco Comercial Português de Investimento SA.

Furthermore, for over 20 years Pedro has worked as a legal consultant for the Portuguese Banking Association, and acted as their representative on the Legal Committee and on the Consumers’ Committee of the European Banking Federation.

Chambers & Partners Global 2022 – Banking & Finance – Band 1

Chambers & Partners Europe 2022 – Banking & Finance – Band 1

Chambers & Partners Europe 2022 – Insurance – Band 2

Recommended Lawyer – Banking & Finance

Highly Regarded

Leading Individual – Banking & Finance

Thought Leaders – GBRR 2023

Global Leader – Banking – Finance 2023

Global Leader – Banking – Regulatory 2023

Global Leader – Capital Markets – Debt & Equity 2022

Global Leader – Capital Markets – Structured Finance 2022


Advice in the various areas of securities law, including financial intermediation, markets, settlement procedures, cross-border services, venture capital, and securities and bond issues;

Legal advice on products such as repo transactions, securities lending and financial derivatives;

Advice on credit securitization transactions and covered bonds;

Advice on NPLs transactions;

Negotiation of insurance contracts in project finance and structured finance transactions;

Legal due diligences with a particular emphasis on financial areas, including insurance;

Advice on financial products and regulatory and supervision issues;

Advice on fintechs and cryptoassets related matters;

Advice on fintechs and cryptoassets related matters;


Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa

Law Degree

College d'Europe – Bruges

Postgraduate Diploma in European Community Law