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Tiago Machado Graça

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Lawyer

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CMS Portugal
Rua Castilho 50
1250-071 Lisbon
Portugal
Languages Portuguese, English, Spanish

Tiago Machado Graça is a Partner in the Lusophone Africa team and a member of CMS Africa Steering Committee.

He has over 15 years’ experience advising on domestic and cross-border tax and investment matters involving Portugal and Portuguese-speaking countries with a special focus on Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe and also Timor-Leste.

Tiago has been acting as consultant for large and medium sized Portuguese and international companies in the above-mentioned countries covering several industries, mainly in the oil & gas sector, assisting in issues related to international tax, cross-border corporate restructuring, cross-border financing, profit repatriation, inbound and outbound structuring, structuring of local operations, tax compliance and tax litigation.

Based in Lisbon, Tiago also has a wide experience in real estate transactions both from a legal and tax perspective. Tiago is fully focused in African matters and has been deeply involved in the development of the African practice of the firm with a pivotal role between the international clients and the local African correspondent law firms.

Tiago is acknowledged as Associate-to-Watch for General Business Law: International Firms in Angola by Chambers Global, 2023 and he is recommended for Angola Foreign Firms by Legal 500, 2023.

Joined CMS Portugal in 2014.

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Associate-to-watch Tiago Machado Graça comes highly recommended by market commentators for his experience in commercial matters in Angola. Sources highlight his "practical approach," saying that he "recommends the solution that best fits the client's needs." He is based in the firm's Lisbon office.

Chambers Global (2021)

Associate-to-watch Tiago Machado Graça comes highly recommended by market commentators for his experience in corporate and commercial matters in Angola. He is based in the firm's Lisbon office. "Tiago Machado Graça is a rising star.“

Chambers Global (2022)

Associate-to-watch Tiago Machado Graça comes highly recommended by market commentators for his experience in corporate and commercial matters in Angola. He is based in the firm's Lisbon office.

Chambers Global (2023)

Memberships & Roles

  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 2005
  • Member of the Associação Fiscal Portuguesa and Associação Fiscal Internacional
  • Member of the Internacional Fiscal Association
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Publications

  • GRAÇA, Tiago Machado – “Introduction of VAT in Angola”, in Tax Planning International Review, Bloomberg, March 2019
  • GRAÇA, Tiago Machado – ”Oil Regulations”, Angola and Mozambique, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • GRAÇA, Tiago Machado – “What is Africa doing about Tax Avoidance”, in Tax Planning International Review, Bloomberg, December 2017
  • GRAÇA, Tiago Machado – “Taxation in the Portuguese Speaking African Countries”, in Bulletin for International Taxation, IBFD, December 2016
  • GRAÇA, Tiago Machado (co-authored) – “Consumption Tax in Angola”, in Cadernos do IVA 2014, Almedina, 2014
  • GRAÇA, Tiago Machado (co-authored) – “Transfer Pricing in Lusophone Africa”, in Cadernos Preços de Transferência 2013, Almedina, 2013
  • GRAÇA, Tiago Machado (co-authored) – “New Portuguese Non-Habitual Tax Regime”, Centro de Investigação Jurídico Económica, Almedina, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, pp. 855 – 880, Maio de 2010.
  • GRAÇA, Tiago Machado – “Transportes em Revista”. Various articles on taxation and legal issues (2006-2009)
  • GRAÇA, Tiago Machado – “Angola Importation Guide 2008”, Bivac Ibérica, 2008
  • GRAÇA, Tiago Machado – “Angola Importation Guide 2006”, Bivac Ibérica, 2006
  • GRAÇA, Tiago Machado – “Angolan Tax System”, Portugal/Angola Chamber of Commerce Magazine, June 2006
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Lectures list

  • Lecturer in a Seminar Course on Angola and Mozambique Oil and Gas Taxation, Lisbon Faculty of Law, IDEFF, 2014
  • Lecturer in several courses about Angolan and Mozambican Taxation issues, Institute for International Research, Lisbon
  • Lecturer in several webinars and seminars on foreign investment and tax matters in Lusophone Africa with Conseil Français des Investisseurs en Afrique - CIAN, AfrikaVerein, GETI, among others
  • Invited Lecturer in the Oil&Gas Post Graduation, Universidade Agostinho Neto, Luanda, Angola
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Education

  • Law degree, Faculdade de Direito, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Specialization Course in Accounting and Taxation, ISCTE – OVERGEST
  • International Taxation Summer Course, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
  • Postgraduate degree in Companies and Commercial Law, Faculdade de Direito, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
  • Postgraduate degree in Advanced Tax Planning Law, Faculdade de Direito, Universidade de Lisboa
  • International Tax Law Policy and Planning Course Seminar of the Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.), Faculdade de Direito, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
  • European Taxation Law Course Seminar of the Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.) from the International Tax Centre (ITC), University of Leiden, The Netherlands
  • International Taxation of Oil & Gas and other Mining Activities, IBFD – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Expertise

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