Rafael Lucas Pires


Email  rlp@slcm.pt


Rafael Lucas Pires

Born in Oporto in 1975. 

Partner at SLCM since 2005. His career has been exclusively at SLCM where he started to work in 1998. He coordinates one of SLCM’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate teams, focused in domestic and cross-border transactions (inbound and outbound) and has a strong track record in sectors, such as telecoms, media, energy, agriculture, food & beverage, healthcare, tourism and infrastructure.

Professional activity is primarily focused on Mergers & Acquisitions – private acquisitions, joint-ventures, alliances and private equity. Has been engaged in high level domestic and cross-border transactions (inbound and outbound), complex restructuring deals, buyouts and takeovers. Has extensive experience in private equity and banking and finance related work. Is highly experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions, Privatizations, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets and Company Law. Also concentrates practice on corporate governance matters.

Graduate in Law (1998), curricular part of the Master’s degree in Law (2003) and completion of the LL.M. in “International Trade and Business Law” (2007), Lisbon Catholic University.  Former Assistant Teacher of Administrative and Constitutional Law at Lisbon Catholic University (1998-2002).

Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 2001.

Recommended Lawyer in Legal 500 International Directory.

Ranked in Chambers Europe and Chambers Global International Directory.

Notable Practitioner in M&A and Capital Markets IFLR1000 International Directory.


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