Portugal’s SRS Advogados appoints new partner

Portuguese law firm SRS Advogados has appointed João Santos Carvalho as a partner in its banking and finance team, an appointment that brings its total partner count to 33, as part of the firm’s growth strategy.

Posted Wednesday, July 14th 2021
Portugal’s SRS Advogados appoints new partner

João began his career in 2005 at SRS Advogados and between 2006-07 was seconded to the capital markets and securitizations team at Banif-Banco de Investimento.

He has been a managing associate in the SRS’s banking and finance team since 2017.

“This appointment is the result of the recognition of João's unquestionable technical and human qualities, as well as his professional merit, and the confirmation that SRS Advogados is rejuvenating itself and that the future is assured by a strong and cohesive team", Pedro Rebelo de Sousa, managing partner of SRS Advogados, said.

With more than 15 years’ experience in banking and finance, capital markets and financial regulation, João has advised numerous banks and borrowers on matters of banking and finance law, including a wide range of bank financing, domestic and cross-border transactions, asset finance, project finance, real estate finance, ship finance, direct lending, NPL, and bank regulation issues.

João has also advised investment banks, investment fund management companies, financial intermediaries and issuers on capital markets transactions and the provision of financial services, including advising on numerous debt issues, securitizations and regulatory matters.

More recently, he has been advising incumbents, fintechs and crypto asset service providers on regulatory issues related to digital banking, payment services, lending platforms and crypto assets.

Lisbon-based SRS Advogados is a full-service, multi-practice law firm advising clients on all aspects of national and international law. Through the creation of SRS Global, with representation in Angola, Brazil, Macau, Malta, Mozambique, Portugal and Singapore, as well the creation of a network of international relationships with third parties, the firm aims to extend its experience, expertise and services globally to efficiently attend to clients’ needs in complex issues with global implications.