Hélder Frias

Counsel ––– Lisbon
Member no. 47791L of the Portuguese Bar Association
Main practice areas
  • Banking and Finance

  • Insurance and Reinsurance

  • Capital Markets

  • Spanish

  • English



Hélder Frias joined the Lisbon office of Uría Menéndez – Proença de Carvalho in 2006. In 2009, he was seconded to the in-house legal department of a British bank in Lisbon for six months and from September 2010 to August 2011 he was based in our London office.

His practice is focused on banking, finance and insurance. Notably, he advises on M&A transactions involving financial institutions, bancassurance joint ventures, the transfer of insurance portfolios and on other regulatory matters related to these markets, including insurance and reinsurance intermediation.

Hélder frequently advises on regulatory and supervisory aspects of financial and insurance activities (including banking and financial intermediation services and payment services), such as lending, creation of security, factoring, sale and purchase of receivables, money laundering, venture capital and financial products and investment and retail banking and insurance instruments (capital redemption transactions and unit-linked life insurance agreements).

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  • Law Degree, Universidade de Lisboa, 2006

Professional associations

  • Portuguese Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados)
  • International Insurance Law Association

Recent publications

  • Pedro Ferreira Malaquias, Hélder Frias. In The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Fintech 2020. Ben Kingsley (Contributing Editor), Rob Sumroy (Contributing Editor). London: Global Legal Group, 2020

  • Portugal. The Transport Finance Law Review

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    Hélder Frias, Sofia Santos Júnior. In The Transport Finance Law Review, 6th Ed. Harry Theochari (Editor). London: Law Business Research, 2020

  • Hélder Frias. In The Consumer Finance Law Review, 4th Ed. Jeremy Mandell (Editor), Obrea Poindexter (Editor), Rick Fischer (Editor). London: Law Business Research, 2020

  • Pedro Ferreira Malaquias, Hélder Frias. In The Insurance Disputes Law Review, 2nd Ed. Joanna Page (Editor). London: Law Business Research, 2019. También en Lexology, 23/10/2019

  • Hélder Frias, Luis Alves Dias. In The Virtual Currency Regulation Review, 2nd Ed. Nathan A. Howell (Editor), Michael S. Sackheim (Editor). London: Law Business Research, 2019. También en Lexology, 13/09/2019