Pedro Cassiano Santos obtained his law degree at the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law and his postgraduate degree in European Legal Studies at the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium.
Pedro Cassiano Santos joined VdA in 1989. Partner and Head of Practice of the Banking & Finance, Pedro is in charge of transactions within the financial sector.
He is regularly involved in the provision of legal advice in banking and capital markets' regulatory matters as well as in the structuring of several financing transactions, such as the issue and placement (both national and international) of debt, hybrid and equity instruments, and the issue and placement of warrants and both cash and synthetic financial products.
He has also been actively working in securitization transactions and other types of asset-backed transactions, together with the preparation of structured finance transactions, matters in respect of which he is a regular speaker in conferences and a guest teacher of many Masters and Post Graduate courses organized by distinct Institutes and Universities. Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.