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Abreu Advogados

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Lisbon, Madeira, Oporto

Pedro Pais de Almeida

Work +351 21 723 1800
Abreu Advogados

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Tax Law, Corporate and Commercial Law (Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity), Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law.




Partner with Abreu Advogados since 2008; Founding Partner of PACSA – Henriques da Silva, Pais de Almeida, Corrêa de Sampaio & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL (1996 - 2008); Elected President of Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) since November 2016; Vice-president of Union Internationale des Avocats (2015-2016); Chairman of the Advisory Board of Consulegis, EEIG (2013-2015); Tax Arbitrator with CAAD – Centro de Arbitragem Administrativa (Centre of Administrative Arbitration), since 2011; Chairman of the Supervisory Board (1998-2002) and Chairman of the Board of Directors (2003-2009) of a major Portuguese Charity entity for Homeless, CAIS – Associação de Solidariedade Social; Candidate, as part of the list of MEP – Movimento Esperança Portugal, a Portuguese political party, in the European Parliament Elections (2009); Author of several articles, publications and studies in the areas of Tax Law and International Tax Law, and speaker at several conferences and courses on taxation.


Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.


Member of UIA since 1995, where performed several positions: Vice-president of UIA since October 2015; Director of Commissions of UIA (2010-2011); Deputy Director of Commissions of UIA (2010-2011); UIA Representative in International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC), since 2009; President of the Foreign Investments Commission of UIA (2006-2011); Vice-president of the Foreign Investments Commission of UIA (2004-2006); Member of the Executive Committee and Portuguese Chapter Chair of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), since 2006; Member of the Supervisory Board of IES – Instituto de Empreendorismo Social (Corporate social responsibility), since 2014; Board Member of APCF – Associação Portuguesa de Consultores Fiscais (Portuguese Association of Tax Consultants), having been Founding Member in 2011.


Law Degree, Lusíada University Law School (1990); Postgraduate studies in Taxation, ISG | Business & Economics School (1996); Registered with the Portuguese Bar Association.


Foreign law firms

Within: Foreign law firms

Abreu Advogados fields a sizeable team of Portuguese lawyers with notable experience in Mozambique, where they work closely with local firm JLA ADVOGADOS. Pedro Pais de Almeida and Ana Sofia Batista are key names.

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Within: Tax

Abreu Advogados covers direct and indirect tax, tax disputes, planning and restructuring. Cepsa is a client that instructs the team on some of these issues, including the energy sector extraordinary contribution (ESEC), which is work handled by Oporto-based Maria Dulce Soares; Miguel Teixeira de Abreu who, as of February 2019, is no longer an equity partner, is frequently singled out; Alexandra Courela and Pedro Pais de Almeida jointly lead the team. Nuno da Cunha Barnabé was a new arrival PLMJ.

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