Paulo Bandeira

Paulo Bandeira

Business Angel at Red Angels

Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity Amsterdam Mentor

Corporate lawyer with extensive experience in M&A deals (domestic and international), corporate governance matters and securities law. Experienced in startup investment processes, structuring seed funding and capital venture investments and in structuring of venture capital vehicles and funds.

Extensive experience in working with fintech and biotech startups and venture capitals, providing legal advise and business mentoring and advising in investments rounds (equity or debt rounds – notably convertible notes). Experienced with incubators and accelerators, advising on the setting up of programs and investment mechanisms (equity or debt), as well as mentoring for the participating startups. Founder and manager of Startup Lab by SRS (, the first acceleration program for startups created by a Portuguese law firm.

Founder of the Insituto Português de Corporate Governance (Portuguese Corporate Governance Institute), member of the Commision in charge of drafting IPCG Corporate Governance Code and member of its legal commission. Frequent speaker at corporate governance seminars, focusing mainly in board of directors structuring and directors liability.

Member of the Governance Lab forum. Member of the Union Internationale des Avocats and Vice-President of the Executive Committee of the Portuguese Section

Specialties: Mergers and Acquisitions, startups and venture capital, business legal structuring, restructurings, commercial contracts, securities.