Ricardo Andrade Amaro joined Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados in 2002 and became a partner in 2015. He is a member of the corporate and commercial and capital markets team. He has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law and securities law, as well as in energy law.

In the area of corporate and commercial law, he has acted as legal adviser in several mergers, restructurings, acquisitions and sales of companies, on behalf of domestic and foreign clients.

He has also acted as legal adviser in the setting up of several initial public offers, including the largest initial public offer ever made in Portugal and the largest in Europe during 2008, and also in the structuring of several public share takeover bids.

In the area of energy law, he was involved in the reorganisation of the national energy sector in 2003 and 2004. Recently, he acted as a legal adviser in the setting up of securitisations made in Portugal regarding the right to receive amounts arising from tariff adjustments. He regularly acts as legal adviser in regulatory matters related to the energy sector.