Areas Banking, Finance And Securities

GPA renders advice regarding the acquisition, incorporation, establishment, restructuring and liquidation of financial services' companies or credit institutions, local and foreign ones, as well as the respective branches and representative offices, including all the directly or indirectly related regulatory issues. GPA assures the legal assistance on all the steps related with the above procedures, also handling the necessary communications and all the remaining formal aspects to be fulfilled before the Portuguese Central Bank, CMVM and remaining Regulatory Boards.

Moreover, GPA also advises its clients on the legal aspects of the bank transactions, financial instruments as well as on the structuring of financial products and services and also securities.

GPA has vast experience in what concerns the rendering of due diligence services of financial entities as well as on the advisory and structuring of leasing and factoring operations and other financial nature contracts, including, among others, syndicated loans, mortgage backed loans and bank guarantees, involving also the respective negotiation, execution and restructuring.

GPA also provides daily assistance to credit institutions and financial services' companies, namely to their credit recovery departments, frequently, and according to the Client's needs, on a secondment basis, whether on partial or full time. This assistance covers, among others, insolvency matters (in Portugal or abroad), credit claims and restructuring of debts, as well as real estate transactions in connection to credit enforcement.

Finally, GPA also has proven experience regarding public offers of securities, incorporation of securities and real estate investment funds, placement in Portugal of foreign collective investment schemes and other types of investment.

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