Experience

Banking
Capital markets
Corporate finance
Energy
M&A
Private Equity
Real Estate

Languages

English
Portuguese

"The experience and excellence of William Smithson is particularly admired by Portuguese lawyers"IFLR

Experience

Banking
Capital markets
Corporate finance
Energy
M&A
Private Equity
Real Estate

Languages

English
Portuguese
Partner and Head of the Finance Department, William Smithson is highly regarded within the corporate finance, banking, capital markets and real estate sectors. He advises investment banks and companies on a wide variety of finance matters, as well as public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other related work.

With more than 25 years of experience, William has extensive knowledge of the Asian market due to his experience of working in Hong Kong, PRC and Singapore. William is head of the Asia Desk at SRS Advogados.

  • Since 2009 – Partner at SRS Advogados, responsible for the Financial Markets Department
  • 2004 to 2009 – Managing Partner, Simmons & Simmons, Lisbon
  • 2001 to 2009 – Partner of Simmons & Simmons
  • 1992 – Joined the office of Simmons & Simmons in Lisbon
  • 1987 to 1992 – Lawyer at Simmons & Simmons, London
  • Law Society Finals, College of Law, London
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, College of Law, London
  • Joint Honours Degree in Archaeology and History, University of Wales
  • Portuguese Bar Association
  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • IBA (International Bar Association)
  • IPBA (Inter-Pacific Bar Association)
  • NYSBA (New York State Bar Association)

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