Miguel de Avillez Pereira is a partner in the Corporate and Commercial Area of Practice of GA&P in Lisbon. He holds a Law Degree from the University of Lisbon (1989) and an LL.M. from the University of Edinburgh (1992). He was an associate with Albuquerque & Avillez (1989-1992), foreign associate with Maclay Murray & Spens (1992), founding partner of Avillez Pereira & Associados (1993-2002) and partner with Abreu Advogados (2002-2016). He is member of the International Bar Association (and a past Senior Vice-Chair of its Insolvency Section) and member of the International Insolvency Institute. He is co-author of a number of articles and books and a regular speaker at conferences. Miguel specializes in corporate, commercial, insolvency, fraud and asset recovery. Miguel assists on a regular basis financial institutions and multinational companies on several complex and high-value cases. In recent years, Miguel has advised on a number of high-profile cases in connection with fraud and asset recovery involving domestic and international companies with assets in Portugal and elsewhere. He is currently assisting international bondholders (qualified investors) in connection with the collapse of the Espirito Santo Group and Banco Espirito Santo.