Filipe Santos Barata


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

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Filipe joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 2012.



  • Post-graduation in Insurance Law (2016);

  • Masters in Legal Science (Banking Law - "The Covered Bonds"), University of Lisbon Law School (2009);

  • Attended post-graduation studies in International Trade Law (International Financial Operations), University of Lisbon Law School (2007);

  • Post-graduation in Business Law, Universidade Católica de Lisboa (2005);

  • Post-graduation in Securities, Universidade de Lisboa (2001);

  • Law Degree, Universidade de Lisboa (2000).



Banking and Finance, with special focus on Debt Restructuring, Project Finance, Structured Finance, Corporate Finance, Asset Finance, Private Equity, Securitisation, Capital Markets, Insurance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial and Corporate Law.


Membership of professional entities and associations

  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA);
  • Member of the International Insurance Law Association / Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances (AIDA);
  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association (OA) since 2002.



- Visiting Lecturer in seminars and specialised conferences on Banking and Finance Law;

- Visiting Lecturer at ISEG (Lisbon School of Economics & Management), Universidade de Lisboa.



English, Spanish, French, Italian and German.



  • Co-author of the Portuguese chapter to the book Investment Funds, Thomson Reuters. Third edition (2016);
  • Collaboration on the publication Doing Business, World Bank (since 2010);
  • Author of the monography study As Garantias Especiais no Regime das Obrigações Hipotecárias (Covered Bonds), 2015;
  • Co-author of the Portuguese chapter to the book Private Equity, European Lawyer Reference (Thomson Reuters), 2014;
  • Co-author of the article Transfer of Credits: Highlights on Insolvency-Related Issues, International Corporate Rescue, Chase Cambria (2014);
  • Co-author of the article Distressed Debt Restructurings: Regulatory Instrument 32/2013 of the Bank of Portugal, International Corporate Rescue, Volume II, Issue 3, Chase Cambria (2014);
  • As Obrigações Hipotecárias (The Covered Bonds), Coimbra Editora, (2013);
  • Co-author of the Portuguese chapter to the book Investment Funds, European Lawyer Reference (Thomson Reuters), 2013;
  • Co-author of the monographic study Obrigações Sobre o Sector Público (Public Sector Covered Bonds), Estudos em Homenagem ao (Honor studies to) Professor Carlos Ferreira de Almeida, Lisboa, Almedina (2011);
  • Co-author of the monographic study Securitisation of Healthcare Receivables, edited by Patrizio Messina, ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE, Roma, (2010);
  • Co-author of the article Securities Code Amendment introduces important changes, BNA International/World Securities Law Report (May 2004);
  • International Privacy Survey (Protection of personal data in Portugal) promoted by Latham & Watkins (2003).




Recommended Lawyers

The Legal 500 2018. Banking and finance



Associates to watch

Chambers Europe 2018. Banking & Finance


Rising Star
IFLR 1000 2018. Banking and Financial Restructuring

europe firm

"He's extremely hard working, very knowledgeable and helpful to find solution"

The Chambers Europe 2017. Banking & Finance


«Filipe Santos Barata, who is 'able to translate complex situations into understandable and accurate explanations'»

The Legal 500 2017. Banking and Finance


chambers partners

«Clients enjoy working with senior associate Filipe Santos Barata of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, who they describe as"A fantastic lawyer" who has been "very responsive, quick and understood all our concerns."»

The Chambers Europe 2016. Banking & Finance - Portugal


«'Practical and responsive' Filipe Santos Barata.»

The Legal 500 2016. Banking and Finance


IFLR1000 2016 Leading Lawyer Rosette

IFLR 1000 2016: Rising Star. Banking and Financial Restructuring 

IFLR 1000 2015: Rising Star. Banking and Financial Restructuring



"Filipe Santos Barata (...) recommended."

The Legal 500 2015. Banking and Finance



IFLR 1000 2014: Leading Lawyer.


Senior associate Santos Barata is recommended by clients as technically strong, responsive and commercially aware.

IFLR 1000  2014.


Filipe Santos Barata is "exceptionally good".

The Legal 500 2013. Banking and Finance