Nelson Raposo Bernardo is the global managing partner of Raposo Bernardo. He advises national and multinational leading players, in operations concerning debt, equity, structured finance and securitisation, M&A, project finance, private equity, restructuring and regulation. He is also strongly experienced and reputed in legislating, being co-author of the present Portuguese Securities Code and has led several legislative reform committees in several countries, in banking, financial, real estate and construction areas. He has published books and articles on corporate law, banking and contract law, and participated as a speaker in seminars and conferences in Portugal and abroad. He was consultant for Capital Markets of the Portuguese Auditors Association (1998-2006). He holds a degree in Law from the Law School of the University of Lisbon, a Masters in Juridical Sciences (Corporate Law) from the same School (1998), where he is also presently working on his doctorate in Corporate Law. Assistant Professor of Corporate and Commercial Law at Law School of the University of Lisbon (1991-2006) and in Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise Start-Up and Management courses at INDEG/ISCTE (Audax) (2005-present), one of the best reputed business schools in Portugal. He is chairman of boards of general meetings of several companies and associations.