Gonçalo dos Reis Martins
Partner

Gonçalo dos Reis Martins

Joined PLMJ in 2017.
Partner in the Banking and Finance and Capital Markets practices.

About Gonçalo

Gonçalo is a partner in the Banking and Finance and Capital Markets practices. Over the last 15 years he has gained a comprehensive experience in advising leading international and domestic banks, other financial institutions and asset managers in debt capital markets, with a particular focus on structured finance, including securitisation of all asset classes, CDO’s CLO and equity linked notes, but also EMTN programmes, covered bonds, standalone Eurobonds and commercial paper. He has also a strong focus in derivatives and regulatory work for the asset management industry.

Gonçalo has also advised in important ECM transactions, such as take-overs, as well as several distressed debt transactions.

Before joining PLMJ he worked in another leading Portuguese law firm and a valuable international experience, having been seconded to the Capital Markets department of Simmons & Simmons and Morgan Stanley’s Legal Department (Fixed Income Division), both in London.

Gonçalo earned his Law degree by the Law School of Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 2002, where he also lectures. He is also entitled to practice under English law, being a member of the Law Society of England and Wales since 2007.

Contacts

Languages:
English, German, Spanish

Academic Background
  • Law degree from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2002
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2005
  • Curricular part of the doctorate and master’s course at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2004
  • Admitted to practice as a solicitor by the Law Society of England and Wales, 2007
  • Postgraduate in financial regulation from the European Institute of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, 2012
Professional Background
  • PLMJ partner since 2017
  • Lawyer in the financial markets practice of the law firm Rebelo de Sousa & Advogados Associados, 2005 - 2016
  • Lawyer in the financial markets practice of the law firm Simmons & Simmons - London, 2006-2007
  • Lawyer on secondment in the legal department of Morgan Stanley International Limited, 2007
  • Lawyer on secondment in the capital markets department of Banif Investimento, 2005–2006
  • Research intern in the area of social security law at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2002-2004
Member of
  • International Banking Association – Banking Law Committee
Chambers Europe
2019 - Gonçalo dos Reis Martins | Banking & Finance Law

"He is applauded for his very fast, pragmatic and assertive approach."

2019 - Gonçalo dos Reis Martins | Capital Markets

"He is dual-qualified in the UK and Portugal, allowing him to act on various cross-border mandates. He has particular expertise in public offerings, covered bonds and securitisation matters."

2018 - Gonçalo dos Reis Martins, Up and Coming | Capital Markets

"He is active in securitisation matters and is able to assist with English law aspects, owing to his dual-qualification in Portugal and the UK."

2017 - Gonçalo dos Reis Martins | Capital Markets

"He is well versed in securitization transactions and is credited for his great knowledge of recent trends and the specificities of derivatives."

Chambers Global
2019 - Gonçalo dos Reis Martins | Banking & Finance

"Very fast and pragmatic, he offers assistance with financial services regulation and asset finance."

2018 - Gonçalo dos Reis Martins, Up and Coming | Capital Markets

"He is active in securitisation matters and is able to assist with English law aspects."

2018 - Gonçalo dos Reis Martins | Capital Markets
2019 - Gonçalo dos Reis Martins, Foreign expert for UK | Capital Markets

"Clients say he is responsive, pragmatic and prepared to fight our corner."

The Legal 500
2019 - Gonçalo dos Reis Martins | Banking and Finance
2019 - Gonçalo dos Reis Martins | Capital Markets
2018 - Gonçalo dos Reis Martins | Banking and Finance
2018 - Gonçalo dos Reis Martins | Capital Markets
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