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Francisco Barona

At SÉRVULO since 2019, Francisco Barona is a Partner in the Finance and Governance department. He was a partner at the law firm «Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados», having joined in 2006. He was also a lawyer at the Legal Services Department of Bank of Portugal, between 1999 and 2005, having served as a member of the European Central Bank’s FLEX - Working Group of Financial Law Experts. He was a member of the Prime Minister’s Bureau in the XVI Constitutional Government. He is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the Lisbon Portuguese Catholic University since 1998, where he completed his Master's degree course in 2004. He joined the Bar Association in 1998.

Relevant Experience

In the area of Banking Law, particularly in a transactional area, in M&A, Restructuring and Financing Operations and in diverse banking and financial business operations, in particular in the disposal/acquisition of assets including, most recently, non-performing Loans (NPL’s).

Advisory on the complex structuring of undertakings for collective investment and their operations to acquire and dispose of assets, as well as in the field of Venture Capital, having extensive experience in advising national and international venture capital funds and their operations.

In the capital market, in public offers for distribution, bonds issuance, EMTN, interchangeable and convertible bonds, both domestic and international.