Paula Gomes Freire
Managing Partner at Vieira de Almeida
Paula Gomes Freire joined Vieira de Almeida (VdA) in 1996. She is VdA’s Managing Partner, in which capacity she chairs the Executive Committee and is a member of the Board of Directors of VdA, a position which she has held since 2015.
As the Partner of the Banking & Finance practice, Paula has led several transactions, both in Portugal and abroad, mainly focused on the issue and placement of debt instruments, namely Euro Medium Term Notes, commercial paper, preferential shares and hybrids. She also works in securitisation and other types of asset-backed transactions.
In recent years, Paula has also participated in the recapitalisation of the Portuguese banking sector and on the inaugural application of a resolution measure under the Banking Recovery and Resolution Directive.
Paula is the author of several articles and publications related to her legal practice, and also published the book “Sustainable success, the future of technology, leadership and culture”, focused on the future challenges that will impact the sustainability of organizations.
Paula holds a Law Degree from the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law, post-graduate studies in English Commercial Law, College of Law, London University, a certificate in Leading Professional Service Firms from Harvard Business School, and a Master’s in Law Firm Management from George Washington University, USA.