Partner of Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Infrastructure areas. Gonçalo Capela Godinho has a Master’s degree by Duke University School of Law (North Carolina, USA) and is bachelor in laws by the University of Lisbon (Portugal). He also worked as an international associate at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett (London and New York) and Holland & Knight (Miami and New York).


Advised Zurich Insurance Group in the acquisition of the QBE operation in Latin America for US$ 409 million

Advised Pioneer Investments (owned by UniCredit) in its merger with Santander Asset Management in a transaction valued at EUR 5.4 billion

Advised the Singapore Sovereign Fund in the acquisition of a 25% stake of Rede D’Or São Luis for R$ 5.5 billion

Advised Cover-More Group (Zurich Insurance Group) in the acquisition of Travel Ace Universal Assistance in Latin America

Advised Towerbrook Capital Partners, Torreal and Peninsula Capital in the acquisition of 70% of Aernnova from Spring Water Capital and other shareholdings for approximately EUR 1 billion

Academic Qualifications

LL.M by Duke University School of Law, North Carolina, United States (2003)

 Bachelor of Laws by the Law School of the University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal (1999)


Portuguese and English