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RUA SOUSA MARTINS, 10, 1050-218 LISBON, PORTUGAL
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Work +351 21 095 81 00
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CMS, Patrick Dewerbe, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

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Patrick Dewerbe

Tel:
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CMS

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Tax

Position

Patrick Dewerbe’s main areas of activity are tax legal consultancy, with particular emphasis on cross-border operations, Private Equity operations, corporate reorganisations, structured financing, property taxation and accounting. He has also been recently assisting Portuguese and international clients with their investments in Angola.

Career

Patrick Dewerbe has joined CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut in 2007. Beforehand he was head of the Tax Area at Linklaters in Portugal (2005 to 2007) and has acted as Tax Manager at Ernst & Young LLP in New York (2000 to 2004), being responsible for the Portuguese Tax Desk of Ernst & Young in the United States. Patrick Dewerbe has started his career at PLMJ, as Associate of the Tax Department (1993 to 2000).

Languages

Portuguese, English, French, Spanish

Member

Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1995

Education

Graduated in Law from the Law Faculty of the Catholic University Portugal, he has further attended the Master’s in Accounting from ISCTE (Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa).


Angola

Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

Patrick Dewerbe and senior associate Tiago Machado Graça are names to note at CMS, which partners with Angolan firm FTL Advogados. International finance, project finance, real estate and corporate M&A are particular areas of strength.

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Portugal

Tax

Within: Tax

CMS' team ‘works well together’ and advises clients on all tax aspects, including contentious matters; most recently it successfully represented Generis in a dispute before the arbitral court concerning transfer pricing rules following corporate income tax assessments issued by the tax authorities. Practice head Patrick Dewerbe is highly recommended, and senior associate Raquel Montes Fernandes is another name to note.

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Legal Developments by:
CMS

  • Access to justice: protective costs orders in planning challenges

    Third parties and competing developers have no rights of appeal to the Secretary of State against planning decisions. Disappointed applicants can appeal to the Secretary of State and can have the merits of the application reconsidered. The only remedy available to a disappointed third party is a challenge by way of judicial review in the High Court on a point of law. The sense of frustration and disempowerment this creates has not been helped by the increasing complexity of the planning process and the use of consultation to legitimise decisions that many perceive may already have been taken.
    - CMS Group

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