Miguel C. Reis

Miguel C. Reis

Joined PLMJ in 2014.
Partner and co-head of the Tax practice and the head of PLMJ’s Porto office.

About Miguel

Miguel is a partner and co-head of the Tax practice and the head of PLMJ’s Porto office.

He has over 30 years’ experience covering all direct taxes, in particular corporate income tax, but also VAT and stamp duty. Miguel has extensive experience in advising on mergers and acquisitions, demergers and other forms of corporate restructuring and reorganisation. He also advises on capital markets and private equity transactions, and handles debt or equity financing, structured finance operations, securitisation and other types of financing. Miguel also has solid experience in advising on tax litigation cases and in resolving them by administrative, arbitral or judicial means.

He is an arbitrator at the Administrative Arbitration Centre (CAAD) and a member of several tax associations, including the Portuguese Fiscal Association (AFP) and the International Fiscal Association (IFA).

Miguel regularly writes articles on important tax issues and speaks at conferences on the same matters.


English, French, Spanish

Academic Background
  • Law degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Oporto, 1985
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association in 2002
  • Postgraduate Programme in Strategic Management, Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics, 2001
  • Postgraduate Programme in Advanced Management, IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain, 2013
Professional Background
  • Partner at PLMJ since 2014
  • Trainee lawyer at Yolanda Busse, Oehen Mendes & Associados, 1985 -1988
  • Tax Staffperson at KPMG Peat Marwick, 1988-1990
  • Tax Senior, having followed the career to Partner, Arthur Andersen/Deloitte, 1991-2004
  • Director of the tax practice at Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, 2004-2006
  • Tax Partner at Garrigues, 2006 - 2014
  • Member of the board of the British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce since 2010
  • Member of the board of the Oporto Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club since 2010
  • Arbitrator on tax matters at the Centre for Administrative Arbitration (CAAD), 2015
Member of
  • AFP - Portuguese Fiscal Association
  • IFA - International Fiscal Association
Chambers Europe
2020 - Miguel C. Reis, Band 3 | Tax Law

"He wins praise for his commercial approach, boasts broad tax expertise and is particularly active advising clients on the tax aspects of restructurings and refinancing transactions."

2020 - Miguel C. Reis, Tax - Band 1 | Porto

"Maintains a leading position in the Porto tax sphere, with his extensive knowledge regarding tax and business practices."

2019 - Miguel C. Reis, Band 3 | Tax Law

"He is based in Porto and assists with the taxation of M&A and private equity deals, real estate planning and corporate restructurings."

2019 - Miguel C. Reis, Tax - Band 1 | Porto

"Recommended by clients for his amazing technical abilities."

2018 - Miguel C. Reis, Band 3 | Tax Law

"Recognised for his work in both domestic and international taxation matters, advising ultra high net worth individuals and companies in sectors including financial services and real estate."

2018 - Miguel C. Reis, Tax - Band 2 | Porto

"Respected for being very commercial and very focused on the clients, he provides innovative solutions supported by his up-to-date knowledge of tax laws and regulations."

2017 - Miguel C. Reis | Tax Law

"He handles everyday tax issues for clients as well as more complex tax litigation matters and international corporate transactions."

2017 - Miguel C. Reis, Band 2 | Porto

"He is very committed to clients and known to be effective and a fantastic tax lawyer."

The Legal 500
2019 - Miguel C. Reis | Oporto Market
2018 - Miguel C. Reis | Tax
2018 - Miguel C. Reis | Oporto Market
2017 - Miguel C. Reis | Tax
2017 - Miguel C. Reis | Oporto Market
Who's Who Legal
2019 - Miguel C. Reis, Global Leader | Corporate Tax
Best Lawyers
2019 - Miguel C. Reis | Recognised lawyer
2018 - Miguel C. Reis |
2017 - Miguel C. Reis | Other Recommended Lawyer
2016 - Miguel C. Reis | Other Recommended Lawyer
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