Pedro Siza Vieira
Partner

Pedro Siza Vieira

Joined PLMJ in 2022.
Partner in the Banking and Finance and Capital Markets practices.

About Pedro

Pedro is a partner in the Banking and Finance and Capital Markets practices. With 30 years' professional experience, he has extensive experience in advising Portuguese and international clients on major projects, transactions and arbitration cases. He has led some of the most important and structural operations inthe Portuguese economy.

Pedro was Chairman of the Portuguese Arbitration Association and has served on the Executive Committee of the Mission Structure for Corporate Capitalisation, on the board of the Association of Law Firms of Portugal, on the Superior Council of the Administrative and Tax Courts and on the Arbitration Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Portugal. He has also been a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa and at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Between 2017 and the beginning of 2022, he performed Governmental duties, including as Minister of State, Economy and Digital Transition of the XXII Government of the Portuguese Republic.

As a lawyer, Pedro was a partner at the law firms Morais Leitão and Linklaters.

Contacts

Languages:
Spanish, French, English

Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 1987
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 1994
  • Guest lecturer at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, 2007-2017
  • Guest lecturer - Master's in Law and Management- Nova School of Law, 2010-2015
Professional Background
  • Minister of State, Economy and Digital Transition, 22nd Government of the Portuguese Republic, 2019-2022
  • Minister of State and Economy, 21st Government of the Portuguese Republic, 2018-2019
  • Minister attached to the Prime Minister, 21st Government of the Portuguese Republic, 2017-2018
  • Member of the executive committee Mission Structure for Corporate Capitalisation, 2016-2017
  • Managing partner (Portugal) and partner of the law firm Linklaters, 2002-2017
  • Partner at the law firm Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, 1992-2001
Member of
  • President of the Portuguese Arbitration Association, 2013-2017
  • Board of ASAP - Association of Portuguese Law Firms, 2008-2011
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