Cuatrecasas’ Lisbon office partners with capital markets scheme for family businesses

The Lisbon office of Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira has announced it will be the Portuguese legal partner for ‘FamilyShare’, a European initiative aimed at supporting family-owned businesses by advising them on capital markets.


The ‘FamilyShare’ programme is being set up by Euronext, which operates national regulated securities and derivatives markets in Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris, in addition to the UK-based regulated securities market, Euronext London.

A Euronext statement said ‘FamilyShare’ is a “pan-European initiative is designed to familiarize family-owned businesses with capital markets, both equity and bonds, giving them the information they need to bring their companies to the market”.

Euronext Lisbon will select a maximum of eight companies to participate in the ‘FamilyShare’ programme, which will start in April 2017 and continue for 12 months.

A second programme will launch in September this year – while the first is still running – and will also continue for one year.

The programme will be promoted to family businesses by Euronext Lisbon and the Portuguese Family Businesses Association.


Ben Cook