- Practice Areas
- Corporate and M&A
- Angola Desk
Manuel Santos Vítor is a Partner whose practice focuses on Corporate and M&A in Portugal. He has been involved in a significant number of the M&A transactions that have taken place in Portugal in the last decades.
Manuel Santos Vítor regularly provides corporate support (on both commercial and corporate matters) to important business groups, in Portugal and abroad, in a number of business sectors, including corporate governance, family businesses, and corporate reorganisations and restructuring.
Manuel has vast experience in aviation and insurance-related transactions, handling public and private M&A deals in Portugal. He advises international groups on inbound investment, as well as assisting domestic companies.
In recent years, he has been heavily involved in the energy sectors, in particular renewables and O&G, and natural resources in Portugal and in Africa, mainly in Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau. He provides regular legal support to several companies in the mining sector in Portugal, Angola and Guinea-Bissau.
He has been a lawyer since 1991, and was a partner in another law firm between 1998 and 2019, serving that firm as Co-Managing Partner and Managing Partner between 2008 and 2015. Manuel Santos Vítor has been with Abreu Advogados since 2019.
Band 3, Corporate Law / M&A 2017, 2018 and 2019
"He holds notable expertise in highly regulated sectors, such as energy and healthcare, and he is regularly appointed on cross-border transactions."; "He's very experienced, always available and has demonstrated very good legal skills and outstanding negotiation capability."
Band 2, Energy and Natural Resources law 2018 and 2019
"he is efficient and prioritises clients' interests."; "he is always available and thinking outside of the box."
Band 3, Transportation and Aviation, 2017, 2018 and 2019
"He has the ability to take a commercial approach to any issues in order to find solutions that work from both a legal and commercial perspectives."; "He is recognised for his experience in aircraft financing transactions and for his involvement in operations linked to M&A and corporate law."; "He focuses on cross-border work, particularly involving African jurisdictions."
Band 2, Energy & Natural Resources (International), 2017, 2018 and 2019
"He brings corporate expertise to matters in the energy sector and is recognized for his international practice, often working on operations in Africa."; "pragmatic approach to complex matters."
Band 3, Corporate Law and M&A, 2019
"He holds notable expertise in highly regulated sectors, such as energy and healthcare, and he is regularly appointed on cross-border transactions."
Corporate Law and M&A, 2017 and 2018
"He is active in multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions."; "He is skilled in M&A and corporate finance work, and recognised for his expertise in the energy sector."; "He's very experienced, always available and has demonstrated very good legal skills and outstanding negotiation capability."
Shipping & Transportation, 2019
Corporate and M&A, 2017 and 2018
Energy and Natural Resources 2017, 2018 and 2019
Corporate and M&A, 2018 and 2019
Angola - Corporate and M&A, Energy and Infrastructure and Project Development, 2018 and 2019
Mozambique - Corporate and M&A, Energy and Infrastructure and Project Development, 2018
Energy and natural resources, 2018
Recognised Lawyers, 2019
Natural Resources Law, 2017
Other Recommended Lawyer, 2016, 2017 and 2019
Aviation Law, 2020
Corporate Law, 2020
Energy Law, 2020
Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2020
Natural Resources Law, 2020
University of Lisbon Faculty of Law
Degree in Law from the University of Lisbon Faculty of Law (1988)
College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium
Postgraduate course in Higher European Studies (LLM) – Legal Studies (1989)