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

Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, 43
1050-119 Lisboa
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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 C ReisPLMJ

Based across the firm’s Lisbon and Oporto offices, the tax team at PLMJ possesses broad domestic and international experience. Transactional advice is a key pillar of the practice, where the team is often engaged on M&A, banking, restructuring and real estate-related matters. Complex and sensitive tax litigation is also a central focus of the team, where it is instructed by domestic and international clients. Serena Cabrita Neto in Lisbon is experienced in high-profile tax disputes and Oporto-based Miguel C Reis is noted for transactional matters. João Velez de Lima, who is also based in Oporto, handles contentious and non-contentious work. Isaque Ramos recently joined from McKinsey & Company.

Portugal > Oporto: leading commercial firms

(Leading individuals)

Miguel C ReisPLMJ

PLMJ is a ‘large firm that has experts in every field‘ and is commended for the ‘excellent service provided and the attention and commitment to meeting customer needs’. With broad expertise, the team is active across a number of practice areas such as corporate and M&A, tax, banking, finance, commercial, employment, administrative and public procurement, sports, entertainment, real estate, construction, tourism and dispute resolution. Domestic and cross-border work drive the team, which is instructed by a raft of national and international clients. Oporto office head Miguel C Reis leads the tax team, where he is ably supported by João Velez de Lima. Elsewhere, Manuel Cavaleiro Brandão, who leads the employment practice, receives consistent praise and Diogo Duarte Campos heads the public law offering. The team was recently bolstered by the arrival of several lawyers from Cuatrecasas, including Filipe Avides Moreira.