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Catarina Saramago

At SÉRVULO since 2015, she is an associate in the Finance and Governance department, where she joined as a trainee lawyer and practiced as a lawyer until 2020. In 2021, she participated in a research project at the Centre for Banking and Finance Law of the National University of Singapore, returning to SÉRVULO in 2022. She was awarded the degree of Master of Law, with specialisation in Commercial Law, after concluding the LLM Programme of the Faculty of Law of the University of Cambridge, in 2020. Graduated in Law from the Faculty of Law of the Lisbon School of the Portuguese Catholic University, in 2015.

"Sources underline the team's dedication, highlighting 'the constant availability for clients and the opportunity for the discussion of solutions'."

Chambers Europe, Banking & Finance (2020)

Relevant Experience

Legal assistance in a variety of areas of Banking Law, Financial Law and Securities Law, namely:

  • in setting up and assisting the day-to-day activity of investment funds, credit institutions and financial companies;
  • in advising financial institutions in national and cross-border M&A transactions, loan agreements, transfer of loans and other financial transactions;
  • in advising companies and banks in transactions related to securities issues and transfers in the capital markets;
  • in advising both the lender and the financed entity in national and cross-border banking restructurings, including debt restructuring in insolvency and pre-insolvency scenarios;
  • in drafting national and foreign banking legislation/regulation;
  • in preparing legal opinions.


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