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António Lobo Xavier

António Lobo Xavier became a partner in 2006. He heads tax team of the Oporto’s office.

From 1989 to 2005 he practised law at Osório de Castro, Verde Pinho, Vieira Peres, Lobo Xavier e Associados – Sociedade de Advogados.

He works with large national and multinational companies, in the areas of finance, telecommunications, and industry, as a member of the board of directors, and as an adviser on finance and tax law. He is responsible for several organisational and restructuring operations, and mergers and acquisitions, mainly as an expert in subjects related to double taxation treaties, vat and corporate income tax. António Lobo Xavier has also actively intervened in several arbitration proceedings, namely as arbitrator of the Administrative Arbitration Center.

António was a member of the Portuguese Parliament at various times between 1983 and 1996, and was the leader of his party’s parliamentary group between 1992 and 1994.

Member of the Fiscal Reform Commission of 1988 and chairman of the Corporate Tax Reform Commission of 2013. António is currently chairman of the commission which accompanies the Reform of the Corporate Tax.


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Law Degree (Law Faculty of the University of Coimbra, 1982). Master's Degree in Legal Economics (Law Faculty of the University of Coimbra, 1988). Specialist Lawyer in Tax (title awarded by the Portuguese Bar Association in 2004).


Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2005). Superior Counsel of the Administrative and Fiscal Courts (member, 1986 – 1991). ACEGE - Association of the Managers and Catholic Entrepreneurs (member of the Consultive Board). Commercial Association of Oporto (vice-chairman of the Arbitration Board). Fundação de Serralves (member of the Board). Administrative Arbitration Center (arbitrator). Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos (member of the Board).


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