Mariana Aires de Abreu is head of Compliance and Legal Teams
of Banco BNI Europa, a new Challenger bank based in Portugal focused on
innovation and Fintech partnerships creating an ecosystem of financial products
and services. Mariana’s role involves providing proactive and pragmatic advice on
all legal and regulatory matters concerning the Bank’s activities. Within the
Legal Department’s activities, she manages multiple internal and external
lawyers to deliver and structure complex transactions in Portugal and abroad,
namely through the establishment of partnerships with international fintech
companies. Mariana worked as banking and finance lawyer in both international
law firms and investment banks, thereby having wide and vast experience in
finance and banking law. Within the Compliance Department, she manages AML and
regulatory compliance activities. Before joining Banco BNI Europa, she worked
as senior lawyer in international law firms, structuring, dealing and
negotiating finance and banking transactions, and as in-house legal counsel providing
legal & tax services to the companies belonging to the Banif Investment
Banking Group. She holds a LLm degree on international business law (Masters in
Law) from Católica Global School of law, a Master degree on international trade
law from Universidade Complutense de Madrid and a law degree from Universidade
Católica Portugal – Law School.
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