Raquel Frazao Vaz


Raquel is a banking and finance lawyer, with over 6 years of relevant professional experience.
She has been actively involved in the provision of legal advice on several capital markets transactions, specially on public and private securitisation transactions.


Representative matters

Two banks in a cross border receivables financing transaction consisting in the sale of certain mobile communication devices receivables originated by two Dutch mobile network providers and issuance of senior secured funding notes.

A global institutional alternative investment management firm (investor) in relation to a public securitisation transaction listed in Ireland.

A Greek credit institution in relation to private and public securitisations in relation to Greek non-performing loans portfolios.

Several banks and investors in warehouse financing deals and its respective amendment and termination.

Key areas of support included (i) co-ordinating each transaction and relevant tax, swaps and data protection teams, (ii) drafting, reviewing and commenting on the sale and issuance documentation and (iii) providing regulatory advice (including in relation to the UK/EU Securitisation Regulation).

Published Work

  • Contributor to the Portugal chapter for the international guide "Securitisation 2021", published by Chambers as part of the Global Practice Guides series.
  • Co-author of the Portugal chapter for the "Securitisation Country Comparative Guide", published by The Legal 500.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Admitted to Ordem dos Advogados (Portugal)



Admitted to Ordem dos Advogados Portugueses (Portugal)
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.