This month we bring you a special focus on a continent that boasts the world’s largest free trade area, a diverse economic make-up and increasing political stability. The latest edition of Law Update focuses on Africa, a territory that continues to be an attractive business and investment destination.
Like the rest of the world, Africa is still re-building from the impact of COVID-19, however, there continues to be an optimistic view of the opportunities the continent presents. An example of the appetite for investment into Africa was captured in a report we commissioned, titled Legal Leaders in MENA. Our survey of legal leaders revealed a resounding desire to expand into new territories, with 81% naming Africa as their investment destination of choice.Read the full edition
Pedro Castro is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Commercial practice in Riyadh who has 10 years of international experience providing legal advice in different areas of practice and across multiple sectors, gained in Portugal, Belgium and the Macau (China). Pedro was also involved in transactions in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Pedro focuses mainly in the practice areas of Corporate/M&A, Aviation and Banking & Finance, but he is also experienced in Project Finance, Public Procurement and Transportation.
Prior to joining Al Tamimi, Pedro has worked as associated lawyer with leading law firms but also as in-house counsel with an investment bank.
Pedro was recognized by IFLR 1000 – Financial and Corporate (2016, 2017 and 2018) as rising star, namely in Aviation, Banking and M&A – “Pedro provided timely and appropriate legal advice in a diligent manner.”. He was also recognised by Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific (2017) as an associate to watch, especially in the Aviation, Gaming, Shipping and Transportation sectors – “He is praised by interviewees for his good commercial awareness and described as highly effective and client-focused.”
2008 – Business Law, Nova University of Lisbon
2007 – Post Graduate in Energy Law, University of Lisbon
2006 – Law Degree, University of Lisbon
2014 – Brazil
2009 – Macau S.A.R.
2009 – Portugal