Miguel C. Reis > PLMJ > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, 43
1050-119 Lisboa
Miguel C. Reis photo

Work Department

Porto Office, Tax




Miguel is a partner and co-head of the Tax practice and the head of PLMJ’s Porto office.
He has over 30 years’ experience covering all direct taxes, in particular corporate income tax, but also VAT and stamp duty. Miguel has extensive experience in advising on mergers and acquisitions, demergers and other forms of corporate restructuring and reorganisation. He also advises on capital markets and private equity transactions, and handles debt or equity financing, structured finance operations, securitisation and other types of financing. Miguel also has solid experience in advising on tax litigation cases and in resolving them by administrative, arbitral or judicial means.
He is an arbitrator at the Administrative Arbitration Centre (CAAD) and a member of several tax associations, including the Portuguese Fiscal Association (AFP) and the International Fiscal Association (IFA).
Miguel regularly writes articles on important tax issues and speaks at conferences on the same matters.


Portuguese, English, French and Spanish


Portuguese Bar Association
AFP – Portuguese Fiscal Association
IFA – International Fiscal Association
Member of the board of the British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce since 2010
Member of the board of the Oporto Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club since 2010


Law degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Oporto, 1985
Postgraduate Programme in Strategic Management, Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics, 2001
Postgraduate Programme in Advanced Management, IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain, 2013

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Tax

(Leading individuals)

Miguel ReisPLMJ

A firm-wide restructuring at PLMJ has seen the tax practice refocusing on work for blue-chip clients as well as big-ticket work for smaller clients. Other recent developments include the hiring of Isaque Ramos, an expert in transaction-related taxation matters, tax due diligence and compliance processes, in January 2020. Serena Cabrita Neto in the Lisbon office and Miguel Reis in Porto jointly head the team of ‘excellent professionals, with very good technical knowledge‘, which is renowned for advising on the tax elements of significant M&A, banking, restructuring and real estate matters, along with complex tax litigation.

Portugal > Porto: Leading commercial firms

(Leading individuals)

Miguel ReisPLMJ

PLMJ‘s full-service Porto office is headed by vastly experienced tax lawyer Miguel Reis, whose recent highlights have included work on renewable energy projects. The firm’s diverse roster of international and major domestic companies grew this year, with new instructions from clients in the pulp and paper and communications sectors, among others. Labour law and arbitration expert Manuel Cavaleiro Brandão and corporate and M&A partner Filipe Avides Moreira are names to note. João Velez de Lima and Diogo Duarte Campos are key contacts in tax and public law, respectively.