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Miguel C Reis

Miguel C Reis



  • Tax

WSG Practice Industries



Miguel is a partner in 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.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2002


Law degree from Universidade Catolica Portuguesa in Oporto, 1985
Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association in 2002
Postgraduate Programme in Strategic Management, Catolica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics, 2001
Postgraduate Programme in Advanced Management, IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain, 2013
Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • Union Internationale des Avocats
  • International Fiscal Association
    AFP - Portuguese Fiscal Association

Professional Activities and Experience

Trainee lawyer at Yolanda Busse, Oehen Mendes & Associados, 1985 -1988
Tax Staffperson at KPMG Peat Marwick, 1988-1990
Tax Senior, having followed the career to Partner, Arthur Andersen/Deloitte, 1991-2004
Director of the tax practice at Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, 2004-2006
Tax Partner at Garrigues, 2006 - 2014
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
Arbitrator on tax matters at the Centre for Administrative Arbitration (CAAD), 2015

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