João Magalhães Ramalho

João Magalhães Ramalho

Joined PLMJ in 1999.
Partner in the Tax and Family Wealth practice.

About João

João is a partner in the Tax and Family Wealth practice. He has 30 years’ experience in providing tax law assistance, with a particular focus on advising on M&A transactions, real estate and private clients. Is responsible for the relations with the Brazilian market.

Over the years, he has been closely involved in important tax cases at a domestic and international level.

He was given the title of Specialist Tax Lawyer by the Portuguese Bar Association and he is on the list of arbitrators of the CAAD - Centre for Administrative Arbitration (in tax matters).

João completed a postgraduate course in accounting and finance at the Postgraduate School of Economic and Business Sciences of Universidade Católica Portuguesa. He has also attended numerous updating courses on tax and accounting matters.

He is a member of the Portuguese Fiscal Association, the Portuguese Association of Tax Consultants and the IFA - International Fiscal Association.

João regularly appears in the media to comment on important tax issues and he is the author of numerous articles on those same issues.


English, Spanish

Academic Background
  • Law degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 1992
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association in 1994
  • Postgraduate in Accounting and Finance from the Postgraduate School of Economic and Business Sciences of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon
  • Course on the new accounting rules under the SNC (system for accounting standardisation) given by the PwC Academy, 2010
Professional Background
  • Partner at PLMJ since 2007
  • Lawyer at Barros, Sobral G. Gomes & Associados, 1995
  • Senior consultant in the tax area at Arthur Andersen, 1999
  • Member of the roster of arbitrators on tax matters of the Centre for Administrative Arbitration (CAAD)
  • Awarded the title of lawyer specialising in tax by the Portuguese Bar Association, 2004
Member of
  • IFA - International Fiscal Association
  • AFP – Portuguese Fiscal Association
  • Portuguese Association of Tax Consultants
  • Law Society of England & Wales - International Division
  • Portuguese Sports Law Association
  • SEDES - Association for Economic and Social Development
Chambers Europe
2018 - João Magalhães Ramalho, Band 3 | Tax Law

"He provides advice on corporate tax cases, M&A transactions and tax matters related to corporate restructurings."

2017 - João Magalhães Ramalho | Tax Law

"João Magalhães Ramalho focuses on tax and international trade, as well as the tax elements of real estate transactions."

Legal 500
2019 - João Magalhães Ramalho | Tax
2018 - João Magalhães Ramalho | Tax
2017 - João Magalhães Ramalho | Tax
Best Lawyers
2019 - João Magalhães Ramalho | Recognised Lawyers
2017 - João Magalhães Ramalho | Other Recommended Lawyer
2016 - João Magalhães Ramalho | Other Recommended Lawyer
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