José Pedro Fazenda Martins has a master of laws degree from the University of Lisbon’s faculty of law and is a former head of the issuers and corporate finance team of the Portuguese Securities Market Commission (CMVM). He joined Vieira de Almeida in 2011 and is a partner in the banking and finance practice, where he regularly advises on the capital market sector’s most complex cases. He has been actively involved in privatisations, initial public offerings, takeover bids and corporate governance issues. He is a former assistant professor at the University of Lisbon’s faculty of law and has published several articles and been a speaker at several conferences in the field of securities law. He is a founding member of the Securities Law Institute of the University of Lisbon.