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Client Choice Awards, Corporate Tax 2013, 2014 and 2020

International Law Office

Legal 500


AFDO-adv was formed in 2012 by António Fernandes de Oliveira. Oliveira is noted for his ‘deep practical insight’ and ‘tailor-made approaches to clients’ needs’.


AFDO-adv’s ‘excellent’ team is recommended for litigation, and is noted for its ‘timely, to-the-point and well-documented replies’. Featuring regularly in major disputes before Portugal’s tax authorities, ‘perfectionist’ António Fernandes de Oliveira is ‘strong technically and dedicated to his clients’.


AFDO-adv recently advised a client on transfer pricing matters. António Fernandes de Oliveira has ‘extensive knowledge in tax arbitration’ and ‘a thorough approach to details’.


Tax boutique AFDO-adv is especially strong in tax disputes - including arbitration - in which it represents highprofile domestic clients. António Fernandes de Oliveira is the name partner.


'Highly reputed tax litigation boutique' AFDO-adv is commended for its experience in tax controversy, litigation and arbitration matters. It handles domestic and cross-border instructions and 'stands out for its technical ability in tax litigation, combativeness and attention to the smallest detail that may provide the opportunity for victory in the judicial or arbitration proceedings'.


Tax advice regarding complex financial instruments, company reorganisations and M&A is also a key feature of the team and clients include private individuals as well as leading companies; its 'hallmark is total customer dedication'.


Testimonial: ‘I would undoubtedly recommend the partner António Fernandes de Oliveira; a lawyer who treats each case as his own; he exhausts all arguments and can transpose all his imagination into properly supported legal bases.


Testimonial: ‘António Fernandes de Oliveira stands out among his peers in the context of tax litigation in Portugal.


Testimonial: Mónica Respício Gonçalves has easily broken down complex problems into easy actionable steps to resolve. She is always on call to help out and provides insight where necessary. She is also native-speaking level in both English and Portuguese, which has been an amazing support.


Testimonial: ‘Mónica Respício Gonçalves has displayed excellence in all aspects; she is fast, efficient, provides instant feedback and is thorough in all matters, and yet always makes me feel I am a special and valued client.

Chambers & Partners


António Fernandes de Oliveira of AFDO-adv focuses his practice on tax law and has a wealth of experience in litigation and consultancy.


Tax specialist António Fernandes de Oliveira of AFDO-adv is described as "very bright and intelligent," and "a very good lawyer - direct, to the point and practical." He provides particular expertise in the tax advisory, tax litigation and arbitration fields.


António Fernandes de Oliveira of AFDO-adv advises companies across a broad range of sectors, including banking, media and telecommunications. He is particularly skilled in tax litigation and arbitration.


Tax-focused of AFDO-adv concentrates his practice on advisory work and arbitration. One satisfied client states: "He is a hard-working and profoundly knowledgeable lawyer," while another adds that when working with him "we know our matters will be in good hands."


António Fernandes de Oliveira of AFDO-adv deals with highly complex tax litigation and arbitration. He also has experience handling the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions.


António Fernandes de Oliveira of AFDO-adv is praised for being "a lawyer who dives deeply into clients' cases and is extremely thorough in his analysis." He mostly advises on tax controversies, including those relating to exemptions and VAT.


Mónica Respício Gonçalves of AFDO-adv regularly assists wealthy individuals and families on succession planning, tax and relocation matters. "She is very professional, effective, and an excellent problem solver with an excellent knowledge of Portuguese law," says a source. Other sources praise her as "technically good" and "honest, efficient and reliable."
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