TAX

The majority of commercial transactions have tax implications which will often affect and at times command the structure of a transaction. Our firm has highly experienced lawyers who deal with the tax aspects of the full range of corporate, commercial and financial transactions.

The firm's tax lawyers work closely with the corporate and finance practices to deliver flawless advice that is responsive to the goals of our clients. Our tax lawyers are always involved from the initial stages of a transaction, because we recognize that early and careful consideration of tax issues is crucial for the successful completion of each and every deal. Our tax group also has a stand-alone tax practice that assists our clients in achieving practical and creative solutions to their more customary tax problems.

On transactional matters, our tax department is particularly experienced in: (i) structuring domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, joint ventures and intricate private equity transactions; (ii) advising clients on tax-efficient structures for the full range of financing transactions, from commercial lending to major project finance deals; and (iii) advising our clients on the tax implications of innovative financial products.

In the past six months, our firm's tax lawyers have been involved in some of the major corporate and finance transactions in Portugal, namely in several infra-structure project finance deals, in the acquisition of a qualified participation in a leading Portuguese industrial group and in the international reorganisation of a multinational company based in Portugal.