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José Almeida Fernandes

José Almeida Fernandes is a Tax Lawyer at da Semapa - Sociedade de Investimento e Gestão, SGPS, which is the public parent company of an industrial group in the pulp and paper, cement and environment business. in Portugal. As part of his professional experience he practised as a Tax Lawyer at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados and on secondment in the Amsterdam office of the law firm Loyens & Loeff. In 2011 he was Deputy to Secretary of State for Tax Affairs of the XIX Portuguese Constitutional Government. He obtained a Law degree with a major in law & economics from Lisbon University Law School (2001) and furthered his academic qualifications with an Advance LLM in International Tax Law from Leiden University (2007), where he graduated with honours (summa cum laude) and also served as a teaching assistant of the Leiden International Tax Center (ITC). He is a fellow of the Group for Research on European and International Taxation (“GREIT”). He has published on issues of Portuguese, European and International Tax Law, as well as being a regular participant and organizer of several European and International research projects, seminars and conferences, namely he organizes “The Lisbon International & European Tax Law Seminars” and “The GREIT Lisbon Summer Course” (with Prof. Dr. Ana Paula Dourado). Member of the Portuguese Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados), International Fiscal Association (IFA), Portuguese Tax Association (AFP) and the Portuguese Tax Consultants Association (APCF).

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