Abreu Advogados strengthens the banking and finance practice with the appointment as a partner of Banco de Investimento Global (BIG) general counsel Diogo Pereira Duarte.
“This new incorporation will contribute to the consolidation of the team as legal advisors in the traditional banking and capital markets areas, and in FinTech’s expanding sector, as Diogo Pereira Duarte brings outstanding experience as Chief Legal Officer of one of the most reputed investment banks, innovator in Portugal for its technological solutions, and of its international group”, according to the firm.
The new partner’s expertise includes regulatory and governance advice to traditional banks and fintech companies, as well as advice related to financial intermediation and the distribution of insurance linked to investment funds. He also has expertise in the use of technology for the provision of financial services, including digital onboarding, innovation in payment services, trading platforms and the distribution of financial instruments. Other areas of specialism include “robo-advisory”, WealthTech and RegTech. Pereira also advises on the financing of financial sector start-ups through venture capital or other alternative forms of online financing, such as crowdfunding.