Banking, Financial and Capital Markets


NGA has a large experience in the Banking Law area, advising both national and foreign credit institutions, public and private companies and institutions, private individuals, investment funds management companies, venture capital fund management companies and other investment and financial companies.

Within the institutional field, NGA has a wide experience in dealing with supervisory authorities with powers within the scope of the authorisation processes of credit institutions, insurance companies, investment companies and management companies and respective holders of majority holdings being, therefore, fully prepared to provide advice to all those intervening in this area.

NGA aims to provide all those intervening in, national and international, financial markets, effective solutions and suitable to their structuring and negotiation needs.

Securities and Capital Markets

NGA’s lawyers have a recognised track record in advising banks and financial companies, undertakings for collective investment and venture capital funds.

Accordingly, NGA advices whether banks or financial institutions, investors or private individuals, namely regarding financial agreements, syndicated loans, collateral agreements and other financial transactions, preparing and negotiating documents and determining legal structures aimed to cover a wide variety of banking and financial transactions.

NGA has been actively involved in advising and analysing debt issuance programmes, such as commercial paper, as well as public offers of subscription, of sale, or acquisition of bonds (with or without underwriting), issue of notes and bonds where the bank acts as agent or dealer or as the own issuer.

NGA has also a large experience in the negotiation of financial instruments under standard contracts approved by professional associations, such as ISDA – International Swaps and Derivatives Association.

Project Finance

NGA is qualified to advise the most vary structures of project financing, whether involving the granting of guarantees or not, by the projects’ promoters, being prepared to assist its clients both in projects promoted by the State and in public-private partnerships (“PPP”) with public authorities and large private projects.

NGA advises both public partners (State and other public state entities; funds and autonomous services; corporate public entities; among which companies from the local corporate sector) and private partners (concession companies of public works and services, service providers and managers of public services, as well as banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions).

At NGA we constitute teams of Lawyers qualified to advise on project finance in several sectors of activity, according to its clients’ needs for legal services.

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