Pedro
Alves
da Silva

Associated Partner|Lisbon

Pedro Alves da Silva is an Associated Partner since 2018 and has been at Abreu Advogados since 2013. He focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and commercial contracts.

More specifically he advises on corporate and financial matters, provides legal representation, advice and counselling to corporate clients in Portugal and abroad on general matters as well as mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, corporate restructuring, asset purchases, creating investment vehicles, and private equity funding and venture capital financing.

As part of his mergers and acquisitions work, he carries out corporate and commercial due diligence, and attends to acquisition structure, and the negotiation and drafting of contracts. He has relevant experience in the industrial manufacturing and production sector, and the banking, aviation and transport, real estate, renewable energy, information technology, health, education, automotive and fuel distribution sectors.

He has led several project implementations in Portugal for foreign group companies and headed up multidisciplinary teams to ensure client support in all areas required for successful implementation.

He has also been involved in transactions in Angola and Mozambique, advising and providing support by networking with lawyers participating in the Abreu Advogados' international network.

Experience

Advising a multinational telecommunications company on integrating into its operations a multinational company acquired by it, including the contribution of assets, and corporate advice of a national and international nature.

Advising a multinational port facilities group on the refinancing of its activities in Portugal.

Advising management of a leading Portuguese company offering secure transportation of valuables in the preparation and organisation of a management buy-out proposal template as part of an overall corporate acquisition proposal.

Advising an international corporate group on the structuring of a proposal and acquisition plan relating to a national air carrier, including corporate and commercial due diligence, corporate structuring and drafting of contracts.

Advising an international fuel distribution group on the structuring of a market entry strategy for the Portuguese market, including corporate modelling, corporate structuring and drafting of contracts.

Advising an international finance group on the structuring of a proposal and acquisition plan relating to a reputable financial institution in Portugal, including corporate and commercial due diligence, corporate structuring and drafting of contracts.

Advising an international group on the acquisition of shopping centres in Portugal, including corporate, commercial and financial due diligence and drafting of acquisition agreements.

Advising an international group in the food sector on the acquisition of a Portuguese subsidiary within the same sector in Portugal, including corporate structuring, corporate and commercial due diligence, and drafting of contracts.

Advising a Portuguese clinical laboratory group on corporate restructuring, including the merger of several of its group companies.

Actively participating in the process of preparing and negotiating various types of commercial agreements, including distribution agreements, sales and purchase agreements, service provision agreements, insurance contracts and the drafting of general terms and conditions of sale.

Education

University of Lisbon

Law degree from the University of Lisbon Faculty of Law (2001)

University of Coimbra

Postgraduate degree in Company Law from the University of Coimbra Faculty of Law (2004)

University of Coimbra

Postgraduate Diploma in Banking, Stock Exchange and Insurance Law from the University of Coimbra Faculty of Law (2009)

Escola de Direito de São Paulo da Fundação Getúlio Vargas

Course on Negotiation Techniques for Lawyers, conducted in association with Lexdebata and Escola de Direito de São Paulo da Fundação Getúlio Vargas (2018)

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