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Maria Castelos

Lisbon, Portugal Europe Guide 2022 Ranked in 4 departments
Ranked in : Banking & FinanceProjectsPrivate EquityCorporate/M&A
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Banking & Finance - Portugal

Band 1

Maria Castelos is described as "an amazing lawyer" by market commentators. Her expertise covers corporate restructurings and real estate finance transactions. She also advises investors on the acquisition of NPLs from Portuguese banks.
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Projects - Portugal

Band 1

Maria Castelos draws extensive praise from market commentators who attest that "she is he best." She is well versed in handling the financing and restructuring of projects, often through the issuance of bonds.
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Private Equity - Portugal

Band 1

Market commentators highlight Maria Castelos ' activity in some of the firm's key private equity transactions. She has standout experience in infrastructure sector investments, having acted for funds on both the buy and sell side of high-value deals. Interviewees praise her "incredible negotiation capabilities" and say that "her participation in key meetings gives great confidence to our team."
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Corporate/M&A - Portugal

Band 1

Maria Castelos has excellent standing in the market as an active adviser on share sales, corporate restructurings and venture capital mandates. One interviewee describes her as "absolutely extraordinary," while another source remarks: "Maria Castelos always looks for the best solution to help us mitigate risks without compromising the competitiveness of our proposal."
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Practice Areas

Maria Castelos divides her practice between Banking and Finance, especially on acquisition, project and structured finance deals, and M&A/Private Equity and Capital Markets, which allows her to take a holistic approach to the advice she gives to Clients as she has a deep understanding of the different aspects of deals. She has long standing experience in advising corporations, asset managers, investors and lenders across different industry sectors, most recently with a particular focus on banking and insurance, infrastructure, aviation, energy, water and telecommunications. With almost thirty years' of experience, she has been consistently recognised in the market as one of the leading practitioners in her main areas of practice.

Career

Lisbon Law School, Catholic University, 1991. LL.M. in Banking and Finance, University College London, 1994-95. Post-graduate Degree in Securities Law, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law, 1998. Trainee at PLMJ, A.M.Pereira, Sáragga Leal, Oliveira Martins, Júdice & Associados, 1991-93. Member of the Portuguese Bar Association, 1993. Associate and Senior Associate at PLMJ, A.M.Pereira, Sáragga Leal, Oliveira Martins, Júdice & Associados, 1993-99. Partner at PLMJ, A.M.Pereira, Sáragga Leal, Oliveira Martins, Júdice & Associados, 2000-09. Partner at CS'Associados, 2009.

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Languages-English, French and Spanish

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