Nuno Cunha Barnabé
Partner

Nuno Cunha Barnabé

Joined PLMJ in 2000.
Partner and head of the Tax and Family Wealth practice and PLMJ Swiss Desk.

 

About Nuno

Nuno is the partner who heads the Tax and Family Wealth practice and the PLMJ Swiss Desk. He is admitted to practice as a lawyer in Portugal and in Switzerland (Vaud). With over 20 years’ experience in tax law, throughout his career Nuno has been providing tax advice, in Portugal and internationally, in M&A transactions, foreign investment and financial operations.

In recent years, he has focused on domestic and international taxation of family wealth and fortunes, gaining extensive experience in advising private clients, family offices, private banks and managers of financial assets.

Nuno is a founder of the Portuguese Tax Arbitration Tribunal. He is also a member of various Portuguese and foreign tax associations, including the Portuguese Fiscal Association (AFP), the Association of Tax Consultants (ACF) and the International Fiscal Association (IFA).

In the area of family wealth and fortunes, Nuno is a member of STEP – Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners and of TIAETL – The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law.

Contacts

Languages:
English, French, Spanish

Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 1996
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2002
  • Admitted to the Vaud Bar Association, 2013
  • Lecturer in legal-economic sciences at the University of Lisbon, 1999
Professional Background
  • Partner at PLMJ since 2008
  • Founder of the Portuguese Tax Arbitration Court, 2011
  • Author of a number of articles for the press on tax issues
Member of
  • AIP – Portuguese Fiscal Association
  • IFA - International Fiscal Association
  • Portuguese Association of Tax Consultants
  • STEP - Society of Trust and Estate Practioners (Central London branch)
  • TIAETL - The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law
Chambers Europe
2019 - Nuno Cunha Barnabé, Band 2 | Tax Law

"Clients underline his global vision of mandates, stating: He is able to engage and explore other areas of law very well and can bring those elements together when working."

2018 - Nuno Cunha Barnabé, Band 2 | Tax Law

"Head of tax, he earns great respect and admiration from clients for his expertise in tax matters, while further sources commend him as a fantastic tax lawyer."

2017 - Nuno Cunha Barnabé, Band 2 | Tax Law

"Nuno da Cunha Barnabé is viewed by clients as "very organized and dedicated," and someone who "goes very deep into the analysis of the problems."

The Legal 500
2019 - Nuno Cunha Barnabé | Tax
2018 - Nuno Cunha Barnabé | Tax
2017 - Nuno Cunha Barnabé | Tax
Best Lawyers
2019 - Nuno Cunha Barnabé | Recognised Lawyers
2017 - Nuno Cunha Barnabé | Other Recommended Lawyer
2018 - Nuno Cunha Barnabé | Other Recommended Lawyer
2016 - Nuno Cunha Barnabé | Other Recommended Lawyer
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