João Velez de Lima

João Velez de Lima joined VdA in 2021. He is Partner of the Tax practice and Head Partner of the Porto office.

He particularly focuses his practice on corporate taxes, providing regular tax advice to national and international clients on a wide range of taxes as part of the (national and international) tax planning of corporate and international groups, and within the context of tax litigation.

João regularly supervises tax compliance, which includes the review of tax returns, audit and provision of tax support to close Portuguese companies’ accounts, and tax due diligences.

He has coordinated and managed the tax part of many M&A and corporate restructuring processes of corporate groups across different economic sectors and provided tax support to national companies going global and in family succession processes.

He often provides support within the context of structuring international investment in Portugal, particularly in the new technologies and real estate sectors.

Law Degree, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Porto Law School).

Brazilian Tax Law Overview” Course, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Lisbon Law School) | Fundação Getúlio Vargas

International and Application of Tax Treaties and Principles of Transfer Pricing, IBFD International Tax Academy

International Course on Tax Treaties and Hybrid Instruments – IBFD International Tax Academy

He has participated as speaker/trainer in several tax seminars and courses.

Before joining VdA, João was a Managing Associate and Partner at PLMJ Advogados, and an associate of the tax departments of two Iberian firms between 2004 and 2012 (Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira e Garrigues).

He started his career as a tax consultant at Arthur Andersen/Deloitte in 2001 and was Tax Senior Manager at KPMG between 2013 and 2015.

João has contributed several articles to industry magazines, directories, and newspapers.

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.

Member of the International Fiscal Association

Member of the Portuguese Fiscal Association.

English, Spanish.

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