Hélder Frias joined the Lisbon office of Uría Menéndez – Proença de Carvalho in 2006. In 2009, he was seconded to the in-house legal department of a British bank in Lisbon for six months and from September 2010 to August 2011 he was based in our London office.

Hélder’s practice is focused on banking, finance and insurance. Notably, he advises on M&A transactions involving financial institutions, bancassurance joint ventures, the transfer of insurance portfolios and on other regulatory matters related to these markets, including insurance and reinsurance intermediation.

Hélder frequently advises on regulatory and supervisory aspects of financial and insurance activities (including banking and financial intermediation services and payment services), such as lending, creation of security, factoring, sale and purchase of receivables, money laundering, venture capital and financial products and investment and retail banking and insurance instruments (capital redemption transactions and unit-linked life insurance agreements).

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Contact details

+351210308600 /

Areas of Practice

Banking and Finance
  • Year Qualified



    - Law Degree, Universidade de Lisboa 2006


    - Portuguese Bar Association
    - International Insurance Law Association