Linklaters appoints new national managing partner in Lisbon

Linklaters has appointed António Soares as national managing partner for Lisbon. He takes over from Pedro Siza Vieira, head of the banking and projects practice in Lisbon.

António, head of corporate finance in Portugal, joined Linklaters as a partner in 2002 when the firm first established an office in Portugal. His main practice areas include equity and debt capital markets and private and public M&A. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, privatisations, takeover bids and companies’ restructurings, dealing with the most complex transactions, both national and cross border. He will continue to head the Lisbon corporate finance practice, sharing his time between client work and management responsibilities.

Linklaters has a market-leading reputation in Portugal, advising both domestic and international clients on some of the most complex and high profile deals in the market.

Pieter Riemer, Linklaters European Regional Managing Partner, said:

“Pedro has made a tremendous leadership contribution in helping to further enhance our reputation as a leading adviser in connection to cross-border and cross-practice deals to and from Portugal. António’s depth of knowledge and insight make him ideally placed to continue in this work.”

For further information please contact Rupert Winlaw on +44 20 7456 3219