Garrigues hires partner Tomás Pessanha to head the Oporto M&A practice
Tomas Pessanha, new partner at M&A Department of Garrigues in Oporto.
Garrigues has strengthened its team in Portugal by bringing on board Tomás Pessanha as partner in charge of the Corporate and M&A practice at the Oporto office. Pessanha has had a lengthy professional career as adviser to domestic and foreign businesses and institutional investors on corporate law, commercial contracts, M&A, private equity, venture capital and restructuring processes.
A partner at PLMJ since 2007, his professional practice is complemented by his teaching activities at Porto Business School. The international legal directories Chambers and Legal 500 single him out as one of the leading lawyers in the Portuguese legal services industry in the Corporate and M&A, and Private Equity areas. Pessanha has also been ranked among the top three Deal Makers in Portugal in the last three editions of the Transactional Track Record (TTR) ranking.
“I feel proud to be part of a strong firm like Garrigues, with a solid project and a culture I fully identify with. The firm’s international network, expertise and merit, combined with its highly professionalized, forward-looking organizational structure make this the right project at the right time”, explained Pessanha.