Lisbon, 3rd March 2020 – Morais Leitão has just reinforced its team with a new partner, André de Sousa Vieira, who joins the Banking and Finance Department and the firm’s International Committee.

André de Sousa Vieira is a finance lawyer admitted in England & Wales, Portugal and Spain, having integrated Clifford Chance LLP in its London office between 2011 and 2020. As a Senior Associate, he was a member of the Worldwide Projects Group and of the Africa Group, having also assumed the position of co-head for Clifford Chance Portuguese and Lusophone Africa's practice and strategy. He began his career as a lawyer in Barcelona, Spain.
André de Sousa Vieira has dedicated special attention over the last ten years to the Lusophone markets, with strong connections to the main international financial markets. He is particularly recognized for advising international project finance transactions in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors, having represented lenders (DFIs, ECAs and commercial banks), sponsors and governments.
André holds a Ph.D. in International Finance Law from the University of Barcelona and was awarded a Ph.D. Excellence Award.
Morais Leitão sees the hiring of André de Sousa Vieira as a natural step in the expansion of its international strategy. Nuno Galvão Teles, managing partner, stresses that “André's profile is an exact match to the moment we are living as a firm. It confirms our strategy’s two essential vectors: on the one hand, we have grown in the Portuguese-speaking market, with a progressive sophistication in the type of work developed through involvement in large projects; on the other hand, we are definitely tuned into what is also our natural market, Europe, reinforcing traditional ties and following the relevant investment that today, fortunately, is made in Portugal”. For the new partner, “it is with joy and great enthusiasm that I join the team of Morais Leitão. Over the years, I have followed its work and presence, both in the UK and in Portuguese-speaking countries. I enter the firm under a project of internationalization that is simultaneously ambitious but sustainable, considering the international vocation of the Society”.

For more information, please contact:
Communication & Public Relations
Rua Castilho, 165 – 1070-050 Lisboa
Tel.: +351 213 817 400
E-mail: com.pr@mlgts.pt

About Morais Leitão
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados (Morais Leitão) is a leading and independent full-service law firm in Portugal. Internationally recognised, its reputation stems from the excellence and high level of the services provided to clients, solid ethical values and a distinctive approach with cutting edge solutions.
Specialised legal services in all areas of law and in different sectors of the economy are a benchmark of the firm leading to its involvement in the most important operations in Portugal, as well as in high value cross-border transactions and disputes.
Through the network Morais Leitão Legal Circle, we present a team of more than 250 lawyers, with offices in Portugal (Lisbon, Porto and Funchal (Madeira Island)), Angola, Mozambique, Macau and Hong Kong (China).
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