Diogo Perestrelo
Partner

Diogo Perestrelo

Joined PLMJ in 2016.
Partner and co-head of the Corporate M&A practice.

About Diogo

Diogo co-heads the Corporate M&A practice. He has more than 27 years’ experience and is one of the most distinguished corporate and M&A lawyers in Portugal.

Diogo has vast experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and projects, in sectors including transport, infrastructure, aviation, energy, distribution and tourism. He has also advised on privatisations and represented clients in the areas of road concessions, renewable energy and telecoms.

With a law degree from the Faculty of Law of Universidade Católica, Diogo is admitted to practice as a lawyer in Portugal and in Brazil.

Contacts

Languages:
English, Spanish, French

Academic Background
  • Law degree from Universidade Católica, 1992
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association
  • Admitted to the Brazilian Bar Association
  • Harvard Leadership in Law Firms, Harvard Law School, 2013
Professional Background
  • Partner at the law firm Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, 1992 - 2016
Member of
  • International Bar Association
Chambers Europe
2019 - Diogo Perestrelo, Band 2 | Corporate Law / M&A

"He is commended for his ability to handle complex deals, and interviewees additionally highlight his availability."

2019 - Diogo Perestrelo, Band 3 | Private Equity

"Expertise was showcased in advice to Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and Horizon Equity Partners on the acquisition of OMTEL's share capital."

2019 - Diogo Perestrelo, Band 3 | Projects

"He offers specialist advice on regulatory, corporate and M&A issues related to infrastructure and transportation projects."

2018 - Diogo Perestrelo, Band 2 | Corporate Law / Merger&Acquisitions

"Sources highlight his great business acumen, describing him as an excellent M&A lawyer."

2018 - Diogo Perestrelo, Band 2 | Private Equity

"He is specialises in private equity aspects of M&A transactions, advising clients in sectors such as transport, energy, distribution and aviation. He is also skilled at handling privatisation matters."

2018 - Diogo Perestrelo, Band 2 | Projects

"With notable experience advising on concession agreements. One source describes him as client-oriented and a very good negotiator."

2017 - Diogo Perestrelo, Band 2 | Corporate Law / Merger&Acquisitions

"Diogo Perestrelo is noted as "a reference in corporate work and a good, reliable lawyer."

2017 - Diogo Perestrelo, Band 2 | Private Equity

"Diogo Perestrelo focuses his practice mainly on M&A and private equity transactions, especially MBOs."

2017 - Diogo Perestrelo, Band 2 | Projects

"He is very well regarded within the market."

Chambers Global
2019 - Diogo Perestrelo, Band 3 | Projects

" His clients include concessions holders and major Portuguese corporates."

2019 - Diogo Perestrelo, Band 2 | Corporate Law / M&A

"Frequently assists clients across a wide range of industry sectors such as transport, finance and oil and gas."

2018 - Diogo Perestrelo, Band 2 | Corporate Law / M&A

"His practice covers public and private M&A."

2018 - Diogo Perestrelo, Band 2 | Projects

"He is active in the transport and infrastructure arenas, with notable experience advising on concession agreements."

2017 - Diogo Perestrelo, Band 2 and also Foreign Expert for Brazil | Corporate Law / Merger&Acquisitions

"Well-regarded practitioner, he is noted as "a reference in corporate work and a good, reliable lawyer." He handles M&A and private equity work, with particular activity in the transport, infrastructure and energy sectors."

2017 - Diogo Perestrelo, Band 2 | Projects

"his extensive background in M&A to advise on transactions in the transport, energy and infrastructure sectors. Peers acknowledge him as "very well regarded" within the market"

The Legal 500
2019 - Diogo Perestrelo, Leading lawyer | Corporate / M&A
2019 - Diogo Perestrelo | Projects
2018 - Diogo Perestrelo, Leading Individual | Corporate / M&A
2018 - Diogo Perestrelo | Projects
2017 - Diogo Perestrelo, Leading Individual | Corporate / M&A
IFLR 1000
2020 - Diogo Perestrelo | Banking & Finance (Project Finance)
2020 - Diogo Perestrelo | Corporate / M&A
2020 - Diogo Perestrelo | Corporate / M&A (Private Equity)
2019 - Diogo Perestrelo | Corporate / M&A
2019 - Diogo Perestrelo | Corporate / M&A (Private Equity)
2019 - Diogo Perestrelo | Banking & Finance (Project Finance)
2018 - Diogo Perestrelo | Corporate / M&A
2018 - Diogo Perestrelo | Corporate / M&A (Private Equity)
2018 - Diogo Perestrelo | Banking & Finance (Project Finance)
Best Lawyers
2019 - Diogo Perestrelo | Recognised lawyer
2018 - Diogo Perestrelo | Private Equity Law
2018 - Diogo Perestrelo | Recognised Lawyer
2017 - Diogo Perestrelo | Private Equity Law
2017 - Diogo Perestrelo | Other Recommended Lawyer
2016 - Diogo Perestrelo | Other Recommended Lawyer
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