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Through its Tax area, CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut aims to accompany its clients in all issues of tax nature, both in day-to-day issues, to meet the Clients’ needs, as well as within a more strategic plan, assuring the follow-up of the national and international expansion, planning the best structure for the clients’ business development.

Our advice is well directed, accurate and immediate in all areas of taxation, among which we would highlight:

  • Tax Litigation and Arbitration
  • International Taxation
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Corporate Reorganisations
  • Real Estate Taxation
  • Intellectual Property Taxation
  • Indirect Taxation – VAT and Excise Duty
  • Tax Benefits and Incentives
  • Individual Taxation
  • Madeira International Business Centre
  • Investment Funds
  • Private Equity – up-stream and down-stream
  • Debt securities and derivatives
  • Structured products
  • International accounting standards

Our team has consistently carried out the follow-up of our clients in all hereinabove referred areas.

Acknowledgement

Band 3: "The team has solid technical knowledge and creates a good relationship with clients by adapting to their needs and translating legal matters into a business language."
Chambers & Partners 2015
Band 3
Legal 500 2015

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Patrick Dewerbe
3/08/2017
Post­pone­ment of im­port VAT pay­ment to the VAT re­turn
Meet The Law
14/03/2019
What about VAT after Brexit?
Al­though the UK par­lia­ment ruled against the pos­sib­il­ity of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, the out­come of the cur­rent UK polit­ic­al con­tro­versy re­mains un­cer­tain. Both busi­nesses and gov­ern­ments in both Great Bri­tain and EU are pre­par­ing for every even­tu­al­ity, in­clud­ing.
12/03/2019
Bel­gi­um braces for Hard Brexit with draft law
On Feb­ru­ary 19, Bel­gi­um passed a draft law pre­par­ing it­self for a Hard Brexit should the UK leave the European Uni­on (EU) on the dead­line of 29 March 2019 without a with­draw­al agree­ment in place to reg­u­late UK's de­par­ture and define its fu­ture re­la­tion­ship.
24/01/2019
Golden Visa in Por­tugal to in­clude ''­green in­vest­ment­s''
Ac­cord­ing to Por­tuguese Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cial fig­ures, since its be­gin­ning in 2012, the Golden Visa pro­gram gen­er­ated in Por­tugal an ac­cu­mu­lated in­vest­ment of € 4. 155. 454. 320,27, from which € 3. 769. 059. 383,67 in ac­quis­i­tion of real es­tate and  € 386.
28/09/2018
CMS - Fo­cus­ing on Funds - Tough­er Tax Rules for Ger­man Real Es­tate
This Fo­cus­sing on Funds up­date looks at the con­tinu­ing hot top­ic of how tax changes af­fect fund struc­tures and deals. Fol­low­ing our pre­vi­ous look at the France and Lux­em­bourg double tax treaty, the fo­cus be­low is on Ger­man real es­tate.
29/06/2018
Changes in the works for real es­tate trans­fer tax in share deals
At the 21 June 2018 Ber­lin meet­ing of fin­ance min­is­ters of Ger­many's fed­er­al states, dis­cus­sions around ap­ply­ing the real es­tate trans­fer tax to share deals entered a new phase. The fin­ance min­is­ters agreed to the fol­low­ing meas­ures: Cre­ation of a new.
11/06/2018
BEPS: UK rat­i­fies the OECD Mul­ti­lat­er­al In­stru­ment
The Double Tax­a­tion Re­lief (Base Erosion and Profit Shift­ing) Or­der 2018 has been ap­proved by the House of Com­mons on 23 May 2018 (the “Or­der”) (full text avail­able here). The Or­der rat­i­fies the OECD’s Mul­ti­lat­er­al Con­ven­tion to Im­ple­ment Tax Treaty Re­lated.
17/05/2018
Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence and Ro­bot­ics: From a La­bour and Tax Per­spect­ive...
Mod­ern in­form­a­tion tech­no­logy, in­tel­li­gent al­gorithms and pro­duc­tion ro­bots are strongly in­flu­en­cing the work­ing world in the 21st cen­tury. Every­day tasks are already be­ing per­formed by in­tel­li­gent al­gorithms.
23/03/2018
European Com­mis­sion con­firms pro­pos­als to tax the Di­git­al Eco­nomy
On 21 March 2018, the European Com­mis­sion an­nounced that it is mov­ing ahead with pro­pos­als to im­ple­ment both a Dir­ect­ive on di­git­al per­man­ent es­tab­lish­ment (“di­git­al PE”) and an in­ter­im tar­geted turnover tax (the press re­lease is avail­able here).
15/03/2018
An­gola - 2018 State Budget
The Law No. 3/18 of 1 March, ap­prov­ing the An­golan State Budget for 2018 was re­cently pub­lished. We would like to high­light the fol­low­ing rel­ev­ant items: The Spe­cial Con­tri­bu­tion on Cur­rent In­vis­ible For­eign Ex­change Trans­ac­tions, levied on pay­ments re­lated.
07/03/2018
Leaked doc­u­ment re­veals EU pro­pos­als for tax­ing the Di­git­al Eco­nomy
A leaked European Com­mis­sion doc­u­ment (dated 26 Feb­ru­ary 2018 and avail­able here) re­veals an in­sight in­to the EU’s in­ten­tions re­gard­ing tax­ing the di­git­al eco­nomy. The draft pro­pos­al notes there is a con­tinu­ing mis­match between where profits are taxed and value.
05/03/2018
EU pro­pos­als move ahead for a com­mon cor­por­ate tax base
The pro­posed Com­mon Cor­por­ate Tax Base (“CCTB”) and Com­mon EU Con­sol­id­ated Cor­por­ate Tax Base (“CCCTB”) have been ap­proved by the EU’s Eco­nom­ics and Mon­et­ary Com­mit­tee (an­nounce­ment here). The European Par­lia­ment’s brief­ing from Septem­ber 2017 is avail­able.