Patrick Dewerbe > CMS > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Rua Castilho, 50
1250-071 Lisbon

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Patrick Dewerbe is a partner and head of the Tax practice at CMS Portugal. He is experienced in providing tax advice to domestic and international clients, with particular emphasis on Private Clients, corporate reorganisations and real estate, energy and financial transactions. He has also been representing clients on tax litigation proceedings, in administrative and judicial actions, including proceedings before the Tax Administrative Arbitration Board (Centro de Arbitragem Administrativa Tributária).


Portuguese, English, French, Spanish


Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1995


  • Law degree, Faculdade de Direito, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
  • Attended the Master’s in Accounting from ISCTE (Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa).

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Tax

CMS‘s broad international footprint makes it a popular choice for market-leading multinational companies and domestic clients involved in large-scale transactions. Providing legal support in all areas within tax law, including direct and indirect taxes, transfer pricing and litigation, the team particularly stands out for its in-depth knowledge of VAT matters. Leading the department is Patrick Dewerbe, ‘an excellent tax expert‘ whose areas of expertise include real estate, private equity, M&A and litigation. He is also trusted by several high-net-worth individuals and families. Private wealth and transactional tax matters are key fields of activity for Nuno Figueirôa Santos. Susana Estêvão Gonçalves, who regularly assists with tax planning in the context of M&A, real estate and financing transactions, is highlighted for her ‘in-depth knowledge of the law‘.