Pedro Cassiano Santos

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Practice Areas

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets


Partner and Head of Practice of the Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Department, Pedro is in charge of VdA’s working team responsible for the rendering of advice to market participants and of assistance for the accomplishment of a wide spectrum of transactions contained within the financial sector.

He is regularly involved in the provision of legal advice in banking and capital markets' regulatory matters as well as in the structuring of several financing transactions, such as the issue and placement (both national and international) of debt, hybrid and equity instruments, and the issue and placement of warrants and both cash and synthetic financial products.

He has also been actively working in securitization transactions and other types of asset-backed transactions, together with the preparation of multiple structured finance transactions, matters in respect of which he is a regular speaker in conferences and a guest teacher of many master’s and Post Graduate courses organized by distinct Institutes and Universities.

Professional Memberships

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association and admitted as specialist in financial law.


Regularly contributes to publications and articles on matters within his fields of expertise.