He has been mainly dedicated to regulatory and compliance matters in the financial sector, advising banks and other financial institutions namely on regulatory procedures with the supervisory authorities, organizational and governance requirements applying to financial institutions, compliance matters (e.g. MiFID II, AML, PSD II), outsourcing arrangements and structuring and setting-up of investment funds.

Paulo Costa Martins is an author of several articles and speaker at conferences and postgraduate courses in the area of banking and capital markets Law.

Member of the Portuguese Bar Association.

Member of the Board of the Portuguese Compliance and Regulatory Observatory.


  • Postgraduate studies in Securities Law
    Universidade de Lisboa, 2000

    Bachelor of Laws
    Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 1999

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Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500, IFLR1000, WWL (global guide) and Best Lawyers in Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Blockchain and Financial Institutions

40 under 40
Iberian Lawyer, 2015

Client Choice Award
Banking Portugal, 2022
Capital Markets Portugal, 2020