José Pedro Fazenda Martins joined Vieira de Almeida & Associados in 2011 and is currently of counsel in the capital markets practice group. Before joining the firm, he was the head of markets and corporate finance department at the Portuguese Securities Commission (CMVM) and a member of the steering committee of the Euronext College of Regulators. He intervened in the most important capital market transactions and listings of financial instruments that occurred in the past 10 years, including takeover bids, rights issues, privatisations, securitisations and two business combinations involving international exchanges. He is author of several scientific articles on securities law issues and member of drafting groups that elaborated draft pieces of securities legislation and regulation.