Durham Agrellos is a boutique law firm spe¬cialising in tax and private wealth law.
Founded in 1999, CMS is an integrated, multi-jurisdictional organisation of law firms that offers full-service legal and tax advice. With 70+ offices in 40+ countries across the world, employing over 5,000 lawyers, CMS has longstanding expertise both at advising in its local jurisdictions and across borders. CMS offers specialist, business-focused advice to clients - from major multinationals and mid-caps to enterprising start-ups - operating in complex business and constantly changing regulatory environments.
We are part of the CMS global team, a world leader in the ranking of the Top 10 Global Law Firms with in-depth local knowledge and local experience in over 40 countries.
Clients from CMS Portugal benefit from the experience, the legal know-how, the deep knowledge of several sectors in the industry and also an international coverage, unique in Portugal, that allows us to provide a truly global service with a rapid response capacity.
The high standards required by the digital and traditional world are transforming the markets and boosting new business models. On CMS, we provide a monitoring focused on the client, anticipating the market tendencies in order to develop quick and efficient solutions in the face of constant challenges.
Our office has been active for nearly 50 years combining an international outlook with deep local roots. CMS lawyers are recognized leaders in the field and ranked by the most prestigious international directories.
CMS, the largest organization of law firms in Europe, aims to be the best European organization for legal services, capable of providing legal and tax advice of undisputed quality and agility.
The unique way in which CMS is organized provides its Clients with high quality and consistent advice that is absolutely client-focused and coordinated across borders.
CMS is present in 73 cities, 44 countries.
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.
The Garrigues Tax Department provides ongoing and bespoke advisory services on Portuguese and international taxation to Portuguese and foreign companies and to multinational groups and individuals.
Its umbrella structure, alongside the quality and experience of its team of professionals, means this practice is ideally placed to provide the solutions required by businesses today.
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.