Paula Gomes Freire

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Practice Areas

Banking and finance, Capital Markets


Finance, M&A & Real Estate Group Executive Partner and Partner of the Banking & Finance practice, Paula has led several transactions, both in Portugal and abroad, mainly focused on the issue and placement of debt instruments, namely Euro Medium Term Notes, commercial paper, preferential shares and hybrids.

She also works in securitisation and other types of asset-backed transactions.

In recent years, Paula has also participated in the recapitalisation of the Portuguese banking sector and on the inaugural application of a resolution measure under the Banking Recovery and Resolution Directive”.

Professional Memberships

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association and the Law Society of England and Wales.


Author of various publications on matters within her field of expertise