Macedo Vitorino


IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Macedo Vitorino is a Portuguese corporate law firm established in 1996. The firm has one office in Lisbon and has six partners and 30 fee earners.


Focusses / specialisms

The firm has particularly a strong practice in project finance transactions but is also very active in banking and debt and equity capital markets work.


Key clients

Key clients of the firm include France Telecom, Orange, Nuestra Nueva Energía, Cohort, LVO Global AM, Nowo Group, Banvo Montepio, Sony and Apple.


Research period review: 33rd edition (2023/2024)

During the research period the firm was active in banking, debt capital markets, M&A, project development, project finance and restructuring and insolvency.

In banking the firm worked on loan transactions for lenders connected to banking and financial services.

In debt capital markets the firm worked on financing projects, bonds and note issuances for clients connected to banking, energy and investment services.

In M&A the firm worked for buyers and sellers, leaning more towards sellers connected to a range of sectors including telecommunications, energy, financial and real estate sectors.

In project development the firm worked on negotiation work for clients connected with insurance, telecommunications, energy, and health sectors.


Deal highlights: 33rd edition (2023/2024)

Fapajal €5.5 million bond issue


Client feedback: 32nd edition (2023/2024)

Banking and finance

“They worked with us and the other parties always with a view to simplifying a complex scenario of rights and obligations, and their interdependencies and recurrences. Simplifying and clarifying, but ensuring the overall balance, was key to getting it done.”

"Apart from knowledge and experience that they obviously have, they are trustable, and balanced in every judgement and counsel. Good negotiators with a good sense of what to hold on to and what to give away in order to close.”



“Experts in renewable energy assets. Good time response.”

“Very knowledgeable about the sector and quite quick to respond. High level of seniority.”


Project development

“Proactive, know-how, experienced.”


João Vitorino

“Very accessible. Deep knowledge of the renewable energy sector.”


Frederico Vidigal

“Generally very good.”

“Deep knowledge of the sector and availability.”


Susana Vieira

“Balanced, reliable, knowledgeable, action-orientated, not afraid of taking matters into her own hands despite seniority, very able to 'educate' her own team to follow same principles, to be as much as possible a reliable extension of hers, resourceful and with good initiative.”

"Reliable, rigorous, knowledgeable, balanced.”