Carlos is a Law Professor at the Lisbon University Law School and a reputed lawyer, who held a leadership position in one of the Big Four for 10 years. He focuses mainly on property taxation and on the taxation of the public sector. Carlos has been actively involved in high-profile local finance, infrastructure and energy projects, both in Portugal and abroad. He boasts a vast experience working in African markets, from Angola to Cabo Verde. Carlos served as Secretary of State for Tax Affairs in Portugal between 2008 and 2009.
Finanças e Fiscalidade do Ordenamento do Território e do Urbanismo, Almedina, 2019
Finanças e Fiscalidade do Ambiente e da Energia, Almedina, 2019
Sérgio is both a distinguished Tax Law Professor at the Lisbon Catholic University Law School, one of Portugal’s leading law schools, and a top tax law practitioner specializing in indirect and energy taxes. Sérgio has been involved in several high-profile tax law projects in Portugal, including the drafting of the Excise Duties Code, the reform of vehicles’ taxation and the creation of environmental taxes on water and waste, having led the introduction of the tax arbitration system. Sérgio has also been acting as a consultant to the World Bank and the IMF and contributed to several tax reforms in Portuguese-speaking African countries, having been responsible for reforming VAT in Guinea-Bissau and the overhaul of tax incentives in Cabo Verde. Sérgio served as Secretary of State for Tax Affairs in Portugal between 2009 and 2011.
Coming from a large consulting firm, Mariana has specialized in indirect taxation and has a proven track record in advising clients and projects in the energy, tobacco, petroleum and alcoholic beverages industries. She has advised companies operating in Portugal and abroad on VAT, excise duties and customs. One of Mariana’s pet projects has been the taxation of soft drinks, a subject on which she has given advice and published several articles.
Since taking his master's degree in tax law at the Catholic University, João has been fascinated by tax litigation. At Lobo Vasques he spends his time immersed in deadlines, appeals, requests and allegations. It's not always easy to talk to him. But that's how young stars are born.
Born and raised in Luanda, Pedro felt the call of tax law from an early age. While Angola introduced VAT, Pedro packed his bags, crossed 5,000 kilometres and came to study at the Catholic University in Lisbon. After working at the Centre for Administrative and Tax Arbitration he is now doing a summer internship at Lobo Vasques and dealing directly with the taxation of African countries. Sometimes he gets homesick.
Cecília came to Lisbon from Campina Grande, the tech industry capital of north-eastern Brazil. As expected, she fell in love with tax law. She is now on a summer internship at Lobo Vasques and spends her time working on international projects. Some say she occasionally goes for ice-cream in Largo de Santos.
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