MFA Legal


Avenida da Liberdade 212, SL Direito
1250-147 Lisbon

+35 12 1137 2676

Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Samuel Almeida
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Tax Partner: Joana Heitor
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Quick facts:

Number of partners: 3
Number of advisors: 10
Languages: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish

MFA Legal is a new player in the Portuguese market, a boutique firm focused on tax, white-collar crime and risk management, combining the unique experience of a very senior team with a strong track record in tax advice and litigation, economic criminal law and compliance. MFA’s tax team has more than two decades of experience, providing advice to large business groups, multinationals, SMEs, HNWI and family businesses based in Portugal and African Portuguese-speaking countries. The firm represents clients in complex matters and cases in the energy, financial and insurance, telecoms, distribution, and health sectors. It also represents investment funds. The firm’s tax team also has a strong track record in tax litigation and arbitration, representing clients in more than two hundred complex and high-value tax cases, including at the CJEU.

  • Corporate tax matters: Cross-border project management
  • Corporate tax matters: Restructuring
  • Compliance management: Policy design
  • Corporate tax matters: Cost-sharing arrangements
  • Corporate tax matters: Transactions
  • Corporate tax matters: Corporate taxes
  • Corporate tax matters: Technology
  • Corporate tax matters: Value chains
  • Dispute resolution: Audit defence
  • Dispute resolution: Audit support
  • Dispute resolution: Dispute resolution
  • Dispute resolution: Pre-litigation
  • Dispute resolution: MAPs/ADRs
  • Dispute resolution: Litigation
  • Dispute resolution: Arbitration
  • Dispute resolution: Controversy management
  • Dispute resolution: State aid
  • Tax advisory: Tax consulting
  • Tax advisory: International tax advisory
  • Transfer pricing: International Tax Planning
  • Transfer pricing: Cross-Border Project Management
  • Transfer pricing: Business Restructuring
  • Transfer pricing: Audit Defence
  • Transfer pricing: Audit Support
  • Transfer pricing: TP Risk Management
  • Transfer pricing: Dispute Resolution
  • Transfer pricing: Litigation
  • Transfer pricing: Arbitration
  • Transfer pricing: Controversy Management

  • Financial services
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Oil and gas
  • Insurance