Morais Leitão is a leading full-service law firm in Portugal, with a solid background of decades of experience. Broadly recognised, the Firm is a reference in several branches and sectors of the law on national and international level.
At Morais Leitão we have a substantial team of tax lawyers with a relevant experience in this area. Our clients include some of the largest national and foreign corporate groups, operating in a wide range of sectors, including industry, services and telecommunications, banking and financial services, securities and real estate investment funds and private equity funds, as well as medium and small companies, public institutions, foundations, non-governmental social support organizations and private clients.
Alongside the tax litigation, we also ensure the best integrated tax advice in relation to the most diverse operations, seeking to complement the tax analysis with an approach to the different relevant areas of law. Our expertise comprises tax planning in corporate restructuring operations, research and development activities, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, securitisation operations, structured finance operations, mortgage credit, debt issuance, derivatives, as well as specific tailored tax support within the scope of each client’s field of activity.
We also accompany inspection actions carried out by the Tax Authority, ensuring a thorough knowledge of the substantive law and a wide experience of legal assistance in the most diverse inspection procedures. In the area of tax litigation, we are proud on having a recognized team, which has sponsored some of the largest and most complex tax complaints and arbitration processes that have been trialed by our courts.
Due to its network of associations and alliances with local firms and the creation of the Morais Leitão Legal Circle in 2010, the firm can also offer support through offices in Angola (ALC Advogados), Cape Verde (VPQ Advogados) and Mozambique (HRA Advogados).
Cuatrecasas is a leading Iberian law firm with its main offices in Portugal and Spain and international presence in 10 other countries. We are nearly 1.000 lawyers in 27 offices worldwide, organized by legal practice areas and multidisciplinary teams with expertise in specific commercial and industrial sectors. In Portugal we have offices in Lisbon and Porto and a total of over 140 lawyers.
Abreu Advogados is the law firm set to provide legal advice in a new society, working daily to ensure that for new industries, new ideas are created; for new pressures, new solutions are planned and for new challenges, new answers are provided.
A full-service law firm with offices in Lisbon, Oporto and Funchal (in partnership) and a network of associated law firms in Portuguese speaking jurisdictions, Abreu Advogados is amongst the largest law firms in Portugal.
With a professional management structure committed to creating a client-oriented culture, Abreu Advogados was the first law firm in Portugal to certify its quality management system under the European ISO 9001 standards and is now at the forefront of ESG practices in Portugal.
Tax law is the firm’s DNA. Abreu Advogados’ tax team is one of the largest, most highly-skilled and most senior tax teams in Portugal. It has a track record in transactional tax, international taxation, indirect taxation, complex litigation, transfer pricing and private wealth taxation. Abreu Advogados' tax team has a long-standing client database, addressing the most diverse areas, while always investing in new areas of tax law. Its involvement in climate change taxes, renewable energy taxation, digital assets and blockchain technology taxation and recently the new EU taxes for 2023-2027, have considerably boosted its position in the market.
Given the range of areas in which the lawyers are experts, as well as the inherently innovative nature of the matters which they deal with, the firm often teams up with some of the largest international law firms. Together they handle some of the largest and most complex tax-related transactions of the new circular and digital economy, assisting prominent families and family offices and taking on tax litigation, shaping both tax law and tax authorities’ regulations and practice.
J+Legal was founded during a lunch of friends, all of them passionate by practicing business law for the benefit of their corporate and individual clients, providing them with the best service and advice.
The founders value solving clients’ most important problems through a strategic but pragmatic hands-on approach with the active involvement of the highest level of seniority and expertise. Accordingly, J+Legal has a ratio of associates to partners significantly below that of other firms, allowing us to timely provide solid and original solutions.
J+Legal values working together with motivated, talented, focused and entrepreneurial lawyers, bringing the right mix and diversity of people, expertise, talent and seniority across practice areas and specialisms.
We do so with a in depth specialization in our core practice areas (Competition; Corporate Governance; Criminal, Misdemeanor and Compliance; Industrial Property; Labor and Social Security; Litigation; M&A and Private Equity; Real Estate; as well as Tax) and deep knowledge of key industries (Banking and Finance; Construction and Public Work; Energy; Families and Private Wealth; Gaming; Hospitality and Leisure; Immigration and Relocation; Industrial and Consumer Products & Services; Retail and Distribution; Telecommunications; Transportation and Logistic).
At J+Legal we aim at playing a central and innovative role in developing how law is practiced, how lawyers are trained and how business risk is managed. J+Legal’s aim is not to become the largest law firm measured by number of offices or lawyers. J+Legal shall rather focus in becoming the firm of choice for clients with respect to their most challenging legal issues, most significant business transactions and most critical disputes. Clients’ interest and outstanding quality and dedication are the hallmarks of our practice.
As we value diversity, there will not be a J+Legal “type”. Our people shall represent a wide range of backgrounds and interests, while also sharing common key characteristics: intelligence, creativity, energy, dedication, commitment to excellence and a wide range of other interests, because being just a great lawyer doesn’t make a great firm.
Vieira de Almeida (VdA) is a leading international law firm with more than 40 years of history, recognised for its impressive track record and innovative approach in corporate legal services. The excellence of its highly specialised legal services covering several industries and practice areas, enables VdA to overcome the increasingly complex challenges faced by its clients.
Our tax team has unique analytical abilities and is best known for its capabilities in structuring highly efficient innovative structures within a highly scrutinised and regulated environment, in every market where our clients operate. We are pragmatic and agile, working in cross-practice tailor-made teams that focus on the relevant demands of each matter and jurisdiction.
Durham Agrellos was founded in 2017, born of the aspiration to create a differentiated project of legal advice from its base in Portugal.
We are specialized in tax law and private clients. It is our aim to place our experience at the service of our clients’ needs, providing solid, innovative and creative legal solutions to particularly complex matters.
We have adopted an institutional model of low leverage and high specialization, to ensure rigorous and personalized monitoring, guaranteeing that all hours dedicated to our clients result in effective value creation.
We believe that the solidity of the legal solutions we provide requires a constant effort to update and deepen our lawyers’ knowledge. That’s why we promote continuous training.
The presence of our lawyers at the Academy reflects the genetic institutional value of our firm. We demand a culture of the utmost rigour, hard work and sense of duty.