António de Macedo Vitorino

António is a Founding Partner of MACEDO VITORINO where he heads the Banking and Finance Group. António has over 25 years of experience. His practice specialises in domestic and cross-border public and private financial transactions, with a particular focus on corporate finance, structured and project finance, corporate restructuring and securities law. He was involved in several Portuguese public private partnerships and energy projects and has acted for the Portuguese Government, for governmental authorities and municipalities, for large multinational and domestic companies, including several of the leading international banks. 

António was Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Lisbon University from 1990 to 2002 where he lectured Commercial and Corporate Law, Employment Law, Procedural Law, General Theory of Law, Philosophy of Law and Copyright Law. 

António is responsible for setting up knowledge and training program “Saber Mais” and for developing Macedo Vitorino’s investment website «WhyPortugal», that offers prospective investors free of cost information about Portugal, its legal and economic background and base document templates and forms in English and Portuguese. 

António is a Member of the Portuguese Bar Association (registration number 9501L) and admitted to the Supreme Court of Justice since 1991.

Telephone: +351 21 324 1911

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  • Banking
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate restructurings
  • Financial litigation and fraud
  • Litigation and arbitration
  • Project finance
  • Private equity, M&A and acquisition finance
  • Securities law
  • Securitisations
  • Structured finance
  • Graduate in Law from Lisbon University (1989)
  • D.A.A.D. scholar in Munich, Germany (1992)
  • Masters in Law from Lisbon University (1994)
  • Assistant Professor of Law at Lisbon University (1990 - 2002)

"António de Macedo Vitorino, the «multitalented» founding partner of Macedo Vitorino, is portrayed as a «reference in the banking and finance market, thanks to his experience and knowledge of the sector»."
Chambers Global

“Peers admire António de Macedo Vitorino's expertise: "Great in finance. He's active and a good colleague." 

“António de Macedo Vitorino leads an extremely efficient and cohesive team at Macedo Vitorino, often providing legal advice to international law firms”. 

Chambers and Partners 

"Excellent knowledge and skills, he is always presenting tailor-made alternatives."  

“Macedo Vitorino is well known in the market for its specialized knowledge in the banking sector and the founding partner of the firm, António de Macedo Vitorino, is described by a competitor as «someone who has a very deep knowledge of the law”. 


  • A Guide to Takeovers in Portugal
  • The Portuguese Privatisation Programme
  • Restructuring in Portugal
  • Litigation in Portugal
  • A Negociação de Contratos de Financiamento
  • O Impacto em Portugal da Crise Financeira Internacional
  • Project Finance Opportunities
  • The Portuguese High Speed Project
  • New Trends in the Securitisation Market
  • Aspectos Fiscais e Titularização de Créditos
  • Perspectivas de Evolução do Mercado de Titularização
  • A Titularização de Créditos em Portugal
  • Colectânea de Jurisprudência de Direito Comercial
  • Doing Business over the Internet
  • The Liberalisation of the Portuguese Telecommunications Market
  • The Netting Provisions of the ISDA Master Agreement
  • Livre Concorrência e Concorrência Desleal, in "Concorrência Desleal"
  • A Eficácia dos Contratos de Direito de Autor
  • O Direito Internacional dos Contratos Autorais, in "Num Novo Mundo do Direito de Autor?
  • A Natureza Jurídica do Direito de Autor
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