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Sofia Thibaut Trocado

At SÉRVULO since 2011, Sofia Thibaut Trocado is a partner in the Finance and Governance department. She holds a master’s in Law specialising in Legal Sciences from the Faculty of Law of the Nova University of Lisbon (2009); Holds graduate qualifications in Banking, Capital Markets and Insurance Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra (2005), and in Securities Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (2003). She was an associate at the law firm «Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira», between 2005 and 2011, and a trainee lawyer at the same firm from 2002 to 2005. She joined the Bar Association in 2005.


In the area of banking law, she has wide-ranging experience in advising on corporate finance, acquisition finance, asset finance, motor finance, and project finance, both on the side of financing entities and of those being financed, in carrying out due diligences and in advising on material and institutional banking law and on regulation and supervision of financial institutions. She was involved in debt restructuring operations (national and cross-border), both on the side of the financing and financed entities, and in insolvency and pre-insolvency scenarios.

In the area of capital markets, she has wide-ranging experience in establishing real estate investment funds before the Securities Market Commission (CMVM – Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários) and in providing legal advice to investment fund management companies and to national and international shareholders in these types of funds.

In the area of corporate governance, she has experience in providing legal advice and in preparing reports on the governance models of organisations, as well as in advising on related matters.