Pedro Cassiano Santos obtained his law degree at the University of Lisbon School of Law and his post-graduate degree in European legal studies at the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium.

Pedro joined Vieira de Almeida & Associados in 1989 and is currently the head partner in charge of the banking and finance practice area, taking responsibility for financial sector clients and transactions. He is regularly involved in the provision of legal advice in banking and capital markets regulatory matters, as well as in the structuring of financing transactions, such as the issue and placement (both national and international) of debt, hybrid and equity instruments, and the issue and placement of warrants and both cash and synthetic financial products. He has also worked extensively in securitisation transactions and other types of asset-backed transactions, together with the preparation of structured finance transactions, in respect of which he is a regular speaker at conferences and a guest teacher on many master’s and postgraduate degree courses organised by distinguished institutes and universities.