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Vasco Freitas da Costa

Vasco Freitas da Costa has been SÉRVULO’s Operations Director from 2021 to 2023 and is since a Principal Associate at the firm. He is a qualified attorney in Portugal since 2013 and in the State of New York since 2016. He concluded The Lisbon MBA International at Católica-Nova SBE in collaboration with MIT Sloan in 2021, as well as a Post-Graduation in Management of Banks and Insurers at ISEG in 2017. He has also completed the Master of Laws (LLM) at Columbia Law School with honours, in 2015. He graduated in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, in 2010. Within the scope of The Lisbon MBA International, Vasco Freitas da Costa has developed several management and strategy consulting projects. He practiced law in the area of Public Law at SÉRVULO between 2010 and 2014 and, subsequently, at Linklaters, between 2015 and 2016, at RRP Advogados, between 2016 and 2017, and at Garrigues, between 2017 and 2019.

"One of the first destinations for public law, Sérvulo & Associados has a proven track record in high-profile sector-related matters."

Legal 500, Public Law (2020)

Relevant Experience

Advice on the setting up and/or acquisition and financing of assets in the transportation, energy and telecommunication sectors, including the due diligence, negotiation and drafting of the project, financing and security contracts and support relating to the public authorization procedures.
Ongoing advice on the drafting and validation of standard contractual packages relating to commercial offerings by large companies within the energy and e-commerce sectors.
Issuing of legal opinions across the various topics of public and administrative law, particularly with regards to the electricity and natural gas sectors as well as to public concessions of works and services and infrastructural projects.
Advice on topics relating to the supervision and resolution of financial institutions as well as to the regulatory framework of credit, insurance and financial intermediation products.
Advice on public procurement procedures and on arbitration and court proceedings.
Advice on the drafting of legislative proposals regarding the regulation of the energy and transportation sectors.