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.
We are a law firm based in Portugal that combines a full service with bespoke legal craftsmanship. For more than 50 years, we have taken an innovative and creative approach that has produced specific, strategic solutions to effectively defend the interests of our clients.
We are a full-service firm and we support our clients in all areas of the law, often with multidisciplinary teams, and always acting as a business partner in the most strategic decision-making processes. PLMJ has specialist lawyers that know the sectors and markets they work in well, and they always keep in close contact with the regulators for each sector.
With the aim of being close to our clients, we created PLMJ Colab, our collaborative network of law firms spread across Portugal and other countries with which it has cultural and strategic ties. PLMJ Colab makes the best use of resources and provides a concerted response to the international challenges of our clients, wherever they are. The national partnerships allow us to extend PLMJ’s presence from Lisbon, Porto and Faro to the Azores, Coimbra, Guimarães and Madeira. International collaboration is ensured through firms specialising in the legal systems and local cultures of Angola, China/Macao, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tome and Príncipe and Timor-Leste.
We also have international desks specializing in Angola, China, France, Germany, Italy, Mozambique, Scandinavia, Switzerland and UK markets. Each desk focuses on a specific market and has a multidisciplinary team experienced in supporting and advising international investors. Besides knowing the idiosyncrasies of language and culture, these teams have a deep knowledge of the market, legislation and workings of the economy of the place where they work.
As the world continues to change and we witness the increasing role of technology, discussions around tax are getting more complex and intense.
Also, despite many domestic challenges, tax is more and more a global concern for global organizations (MNCs), demanding global action on managing tax issues.
On the other hand, transparency, ‘fairness’ and tax governance are now everyday topics in MNCs board agendas, as governments take effective steps to make this the new tax landscape for businesses: the BEPS action plan and other OECD statements are strong evidence of this new mindset.
It is in this context where leaders are being called upon to help drive tax uncertainty within their organizations and to make visible their “tax storyline” consistently with the organization’s principles and values, at the same time they are asked to have a positive contribution to society and to add value to the business.
Our tax professionals are forward thinkers with a strong understanding of this new tax landscape, as well as of the business drivers and conditions across the jurisdictions in which clients operate.
At KPMG we take a holistic approach to tax planning, so that clients have a consistent, robust and effective view on their tax issues and concerns.
Because our tax professionals take the time to understand the clients’ business issues – not just the challenges related to tax – they also know when and how to draw on the experience and knowledge of other local and global service lines to help address these tax issues and concerns.