Miguel Castro Pereira


Tel.: (+351) 21 340 86 00 
Fax: (+351) 21 340 86 08 

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Partner. Miguel joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 2016.


Education and professional career

  • Post-graduation in Tax Law, ISG Business & Economics School (2001);
  • Post-graduation in Business Management, from the MBA department, Nova School of Business and Economics, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (1993);
  • Post-graduation in Bank Management, IFB The Portuguese Bank Training Institute and Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Lisboa (1990);
  • Degree in Law, Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Lisboa (1986).
  • Partner and Head of the Banking & Finance and Litigation areas at Abreu Advogados (1998-2016);
  • Managing Partner at Abreu Advogados (2011-2014);
  • Legal Advisor at Banco Totta & Açores (now Banco Santander) (1986-1987);
  • Director of operations at the Lisbon Stock Exchange. Responsible for the Departments of Trade and Settlement, and the Department of Market Management. Board of Directors Advisor and responsible for the Special Projects (1990-1995);
  • Participated in the Reform of Public Debt Committees, the Securities Market Code, the Rules of Trading and Regulation System of Compensation and Stock Exchange Clearing (1990-1992).



Banking & Finance and Tax Law (recognised as an expert in both areas by the Portuguese Bar Association); Capital Markets; Project Finance; Corporate, Commercial and M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Insolvency and Restructuring); Arbitration and Mediation. Expert in banking and financial legislation of Angola, Mozambique and Cape Verde.


Membership of professional bodies and associations

  • Founding member of the Portuguese Securities Institute;
  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA), Financial Law Section and Capital Markets Forum;
  • Recognised as Specialist in Banking and Finance Law and Tax Law by the Portuguese Bar Association;
  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1988.



  • Consultant at BODIVA - Debt Exchange and Angola Values (2015-2016);
  • Academy Trainer at Capital Stock Market (2015-2016);
  • Responsible for coordinating the training courses in Financial Markets at IFB The Portuguese Bank Training Institute and in the Lisbon Stock Exchange (1988-1990).



Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.



Author of several articles in specialised newspapers and magazines.



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