Paulino Brilhante Santos > VCA - Valadas Coriel & Associados > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

VCA - Valadas Coriel & Associados
Rua Tierno Galvan, 10, Torre 3, 16th floor
1070-274 Lisbon

Work Department

National and international legal and tax advice; tax disputes; energy, oil and gas law, construction, heavy industry and infrastructures, banking and financial law; asset and project financing; mergers and acquisitions; economic and financial regulation; privatization; public-private partnerships (PPP’s); economic regulation of utility companies;; mining law and natural resources law; foreign investment law; exchange control regulations.


Of Counsel and equity partner of the Tax, Energy, Oil & Gas, Economic Regulation and International Projects Department.


Paulino Brilhante Santos is a partner of VCA since 2011 and he coordinates its Tax, Energy, Oil & Gas, Economic Regulation and International Projects Department. Paulino has an extensive experience in national and international legal and tax advice. He worked extensively in areas of energy oil and gas law, construction, heavy engineering, water and solid waste and has acquired a solid experience of economic regulation of these areas and also in mining and telecommunications. He advised governments and large companies in privatisation transactions, public-private partnerships (PPP’s) and concessions. He has acquired relevant experience in projects of legal, institutional and tax reform of various countries, having worked and lived in countries such as Angola, Brazil, Jordan, Liberia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Russia and Ukraine.
He is a tax arbitrator at the CAAD – Administrative and Tax Arbitration Court of Lisbon.


Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian and Albanian.


Portuguese Bar Association, Portuguese Tax Association, International Tax Association and Center for International Legal Studies – Fellow, Salzburg, Austria.


Degree in Law (Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, 1984). Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Development Organizations (Academia de Formação Empresarial da Associação Industrial Portuguesa – COPRAI-AIP, 1988) and  several other courses and training courses of International Tax Law (Queens College Cambridge, UK) and Audit in Lisbon, Brussels, Paris and Veldhoven. Expert Lawyer in Tax Law (Portuguese Bar Association, 2006).