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António Lobo Xavier

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Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

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António Lobo Xavier works with large national and multinational companies, in the areas of finance, telecommunications, and industry, as a member of the board of directors, and as an adviser on finance and tax law. He is responsible for several organisational and restructuring operations, and mergers and acquisitions, mainly as an expert in subjects related to double taxation treaties, vat and corporate income tax. He has also actively intervened in several arbitration proceedings, namely as arbitrator of the Administrative Arbitration Center.


Partner (2006) and head of the tax team of the Oporto’s office, Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados. Partner, Osório de Castro, Verde Pinho, Vieira Peres, Lobo Xavier & Associados (1989-2005). Former member of the Portuguese Parliament at various times between 1983 and 1996 and former leader of his party's parliamentary group between 1992 and 1994. Member of the Fiscal Reform Commission of 1998.
António Lobo Xavier is currently chairman of the commission which accompanies the Reform of the Corporate Tax.


Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.


Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2005). Superior Counsel of the Administrative and Fiscal Courts (member, 1986-1991). ACEGE - Association of the Managers and Catholic Entrepreneurs (member of the Consultive Board). Commercial Association of Porto (vice-chaiman of the Arbitration Board). Fundação de Serralves (member of the Board). Administrative Arbitration Center (arbitrator). Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos (member of the Board).


Law Degree (Law Faculty of the University of Coimbra,1982). Master's Degree in Legal Economics (Law Faculty of the University of Coimbra, 1988). Specialist Lawyer in Tax (title awarded by the Portuguese Bar Association in 2004).


Oporto: leading commercial firms

Within: Leading individuals

António Lobo Xavier - Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

Within: Oporto: leading commercial firms

Portuguese powerhouse Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados provides legal services across the board, including in the areas of tax, competition, employment, and insolvency and restructuring. It recently assisted Violas with the acquisition of 25% of Viacer, which partly owns the Super Bock Group. The team includes Bernardo Lobo Xavier, Carlos Osório de Castro, Eduardo Verde Pinho, Luís Gagliardini Graça and António Lobo Xavier, and is praised for its 'attitude, customer orientation and approach to global issues’. Senior associate Vasco da Gama Lobo Xavier is noted for his ‘energy in involving people and for never giving up’. João Anacoreta Correia joined from Uría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho in January 2019. The client roster features names such as Sonae, Nos, BCP, Galp and Corticeira Amorim.

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Within: Leading individuals

António Lobo Xavier - Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

Within: Tax

The ‘fantastic’ team at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados provides advice to high-profile clients such as EDP, Galp and Sonae on the entire gamut of tax issues, including corporate and M&A, concessions, and pertaining to the banking and energy sectors. It also handles tax planning and restructuring, disputes and international taxation. Francisco de Sousa da Câmara is a ‘wizard of tax law’; António Lobo Xavier displays ‘a lot of common sense’; António Pedro Braga is also recommended. All three jointly lead the practice, with the latter two being based in Oporto.

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