Diogo Leónidas Rocha
Lawyer at “Carlos de Sousa e Brito & Associados” from October 1990 to January 1999. Partner at “Pena, Machete, Botelho Moniz, Nobre Guedes, Ruiz & Associados (PMBGR)”, from February 1999 to August 2000. Partner at Leónidas, Matos & Associados, from 2000 to 2004. Partner at Garrigues, Leónidas, Matos, S.L., currently Garrigues Portugal, S.L.
Mergers and Acquisitions.
Capital Markets and Corporate Finance.
Portuguese Law Society.
Degree in Law, Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Master’s Degree in European Studies, Instituto Europeo de Estudios.
Publications and conferences:
Portuguese chapter in MERGER CONTROL IN EUROPE IFR Publishing Ltd - Edited by Stephen Cromie (Linklaters & Paines) – 1991; DOSSIERS INTERNATIONAUX FRANCIS LEFEBVRE – PORTUGAL (Legal, tax, employment) December 1992, updated in 1996; Portuguese chapter in INTERNATIONAL SECURITIES LAW, Euromoney Publications PLC - 1992; Portuguese chapter in THE GUIDE TO WORLD EQUITY MARKETS, Euromoney Publications PLC and GT Management PLC, 1990 and annual updates; Portuguese chapter in FIRST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL LAW REVIEW, Banking Yearbook; FINANCIAL REGULATION REPORT - Worldwide regulatory developments and their implications for the financial services industry.
Articles for the FINANCIAL TIMES - Financial Publishing, entitled: “Ex-dividend trading to be permitted on the Lisbon Stock Exchange”; “New definition of Investment Firm following implementation of the ISD”; “Shareholding disclosure provisions”; “The role of “Central de Valores Mobiliarios” within the Portuguese clearing system”; “Trading of Portuguese treasury bonds by non-residents”; “Regulatory capital adequacy requirements for Portuguese credit institutions”; “Equity convertible bonds under Portuguese legislation”; “Shareholding disclosure provisions in Portugal”; “Lisbon Stock Exchange: trading will no longer stop for payment of dividends”; “Insider trading and market manipulation rules”; “The treatment of global custody under the Portuguese clearing system”; “The provision of investment services through the use of Internet”; “Reporting requirements following the implementation of articles 20 and 21 of the ISD”; “Portugal issues new legislation on Contractual Netting”; “Regulatory framework for the private offering of notes within the Portuguese market”; “Takeovers in Portugal: current thresholds following the 1995 amendment”; “Relevant forms of ownership and nature of holdings for shareholding disclosure purposes”; “Oporto Derivative Exchange launches a Repo market in Portugal”; “The concept of Upper Tier II capital under Portuguese capital adequacy rules”; “Primary dealer status on auctions of republic debt following introduction of the Euro, and the redenomination of the debt”; “Acquisition of treasury shares by Portuguese companies”; “Marketing in Portugal of foreign UCITS”.
Articles for the journal EUROPEAN FINANCIAL SERVICES LAW entitled: “System for the settlement of Stock Exchange transactions”, May 1994; “Shareholding disclosure provisions”, October 1994; “Licensing requirements in Portugal following the implementation of the Second Banking Directive”, January 1997.
Contributor to the JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL BANKING LAW.