Carlos Costa Andrade has been a partner in the Lisbon office of Uría Menéndez – Proença de Carvalho since 2005. Between 1996 and 1999 he was in-house counsel (issuers and market division) at NYSE Euronext Lisbon – Sociedade Gestora de Mercados Regulamentados SA.

His practice includes M&A, capital markets and banking laws. He has advised on takeovers and other public M&A transactions, public offers and listings of shares, structured bonds and other complex securities, regulated and non-regulated securities markets, regulatory authorities on the drafting of new regulations, corporate governance and structured finance agreements.

Mr Andrade is currently the secretary to the shareholders’ meeting of OPEX – Sociedade Gestora de Mercado de Valores Mobiliários Não Regulamentado SA, and is a member of the Equity, Fixed Income and Derivatives Committee of BM&FBOVESPA – Bolsa de Valores, Mercadorias e Futuros.

Mr Andrade is among the most highly regarded banking and finance and capital markets lawyers in Portugal according to Chambers Global Portugal, Chambers Europe, IFLR 1000 Portugal and The Legal 500.