Manuel Protásio graduated in 1984 from the School of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon.

He worked on secondment at investment bank Deutsche Bank’s subsidiary in Lisbon for approximately one year and has been involved in project finance matters since 1992.

He joined VdA in 1991 and is currently one of the partners in charge of the infrastructure, energy and natural resources projects practice group. In this capacity, he has participated in or led the teams involved in the most significant transactions carried out in Portugal to date in the power (including renewables), oil and gas, road, transport, water and waste sectors. He has also been actively engaged in the areas of regulation and public procurement procedures in those sectors.