Pedro Ferreira Malaquias is a partner based in the Lisbon office of Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho.

He joined Vasconcelos, F Sá Carneiro, Fontes & Associados as a partner in 2001. He heads the Finance Department and is responsible for the banking and insurance areas.

Before joining this firm, Pedro worked in the legal department of Banco Português do Atlântico, SA; in the Competition Directorate General of the European Commission; and headed up the legal department of BCP Investimento - Banco Comercial Português de Investimento, S.A between 1995 and 2001. From 1998 Pedro has worked as a legal consultant for the Portuguese Banking Association and acts as their representative on the legal committee and on the consumers’ committee of the European Banking Federation.

He specialises in banking and insurance law and is involved in the following:

  • banking: advice on all legal aspects related to retail and investment banking;
  • securitisation of credits; and
  • insurance: negotiation of insurance contracts on project  finance and structured finance transactions, advice on financial products and regulatory and supervision issues.