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Catarina Saramago

At SÉRVULO since 2015, Catarina Saramago is a lawyer in the Department of Finance and Governance, where she joined as a trainee lawyer. As part of SÉRVULO's rotational trainee programme she previously collaborated with the Tax, Litigation and Arbitration departments. Graduated in Law from the Faculty of Law of the Lisbon School of the Portuguese Catholic University, in 2015.


"Sources highlight the department's availability and enthuse that the lawyers in the team are 'client-oriented and provide a very personalised service'."

Chambers Europe, Banking & Finance (2019)


Legal assistance in a variety of areas of Banking Law, Financial Law and Securities Law, namely (i) in setting up and assisting the day-to-day activity of investment funds, credit institutions and financial companies and (ii) in banking restructuring operations, including debt restructuring operations (for national and international institutions), both for the lender and the financed entity.

Assistance in preparing legal opinions and other legal documents on matters concerning Securities Law, Financial Law, Banking Law and Corporate Governance.

Legal assistance in M&A operations (national and cross-border).

Legal assistance on debt restructuring operations (national and cross-border).

Carrying out due diligences within the scope of corporate reorganizations, joint venture agreements and other corporate and financial transactions.

Preparation of legislation and regulation regarding banking and financial matters (both national and overseas).

Legal assistance in the definition of the governance model of credit institution and other financial companies, including the preparation of the necessary policies and internal regulations on the matter.