Maria João Ricou is the managing partner of Cuatrecasas in Portugal and partner of the firm since 1990 and head of the Banking, Finance and Capital Markets Practice.
Holds a law degree from the Catholic University of Lisbon Law School, 1984. Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1984 and Member of the International Bar Association.
Lead partner in the European Banking & Finance Deal of the Year, 2016.
With extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the Banking, Finance and Capital Markets sectors, Maria João Ricou has been focusing her practice mainly on banking operations, regulatory matters, debt restructurings, structured finance (particularly securitisation structures), corporate finance and on all kinds of equity and debt capital markets transactions.