André is a Partner and head of capital markets at PLMJ. André has significant and diverse experience in large-scale, complex capital markets and corporate finance transactions, both in the equity segment (IPOs, rights issues, block sales) and in the debt segment (including sovereign debt, structured debt and securitisation). He has been involved in numerous cross-border financing operations, including high yield bonds and preference share issues, as well as advice on restructuring and insolvency matters (for example, his recent work advising investors in shares, bonds and commercial paper issued by the Espírito Santo Group companies). He advises regularly on both transactional and regulatory aspects of equity derivatives transactions involving Portuguese listed securities. In addition, André pursues an academic career, having earned a PhD in Securities laws from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where he teaches securities and finance law. He is an author of several articles and legal books in the fields of securities and finance law, and a regular speaker at industry and academic conferences.