RPBA is a Portuguese tax law boutique firm, paying attention to every detail and willing to unravel the most intricate tax challenges.

RPBA believes that needs in this field are better served by a small pool of young, dynamic and talented individuals than by a vast number of average consultants. 

RPBA emphasizes tailor-made and partner supervised services to carefully selected Clients, who enjoy personalized attention, undivided dedication and full availability.

RPBA is focused on niche practice areas, where it believes that it is able to excel, being that we incorporate studying, pro bono, publishing, teaching and associative and public activities in our professional lives. 

RPBA has highly skilled Portuguese tax lawyers who develop Tax Consulting, Tax Opinions, Tax Legislation Design, Tax Planning and Tax Litigation, either on International or Domestic Tax Law, with a focus on income and estate taxes. 

RPBA has specific expertise in personal residence planning in Portugal (namely through the Portuguese non-habitual tax resident regime) and abroad, Family Office setting-up and management and corporate and business restructuring.

RPBA team receives constant tax training and knowledge updates and publishes regularly an array of fiscal content, from computer presentations to articles in academic reviews.

RPBA offers a personalised service: for each Client there is an identified contact, relationship manager and delivery responsible person, providing a focal coordinating point.

For more information on our services and to meet our team please download the RPBA brochure.

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Ricardo da Palma Borges was invited to speak at the Summer Law School organised by ELSA - The European Law Students Association of the University of Minho 14-07-2016

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Ricardo da Palma Borges, RPBA’s Managing Partner, will participate in the Summer Law School organised by ELSA - The European Law Students Association of the University of Minho on “International Taxation: New Challenges”, which will take place in Braga, from July 17th to 23rd.

Ricardo da Palma Borges will speak on "Controlled Foreign Entities". He will also act as jury of the associated Moot Court Competition.

For more information, click here


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RPBA was chosen as the winner of the 2016 “Tax Law Firm of the Year in Portugal” by Global Law Experts 13-07-2016

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RPBA was also chosen as the Industry Choice winner of the 2015 “Boutique Tax Law Firm of the Year in Portugal” and also elected as the winner of the 2014 (large tier), 2013 and 2011 Portuguese Corporate Tax Law Firm of the Year Award.


New article from Ricardo da Palma Borges for the Portuguese real estate blog "Out of the box" regarding Panama Papers, offshore companies and real estate 28-06-2016

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In this article (in Portuguese), Ricardo da Palma Borges a propos the well-known Panama Papers highlights the use of offshore companies in Portugal for real estate investment purposes.

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Latest Publications    View all ►
Tax planning for incoming individual sportspersons cover book

"Portugal: Tax planning for incoming individual sportspersons" (Ricardo da Palma Borges / Pedro Ribeiro de Sousa) in Global Sports Law and Taxation Reports, Volume 7, No. 1, March 2016, pp. 24-30.

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A Residência no Direito Internacional Fiscal Livro

"A Residência no Direito Internacional Fiscal" [Residence in International Tax Law] (Gustavo Lopes Courinha), 2015, Livraria Almedina, Coimbra. (Language: Portuguese)

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The tax planning for incoming professional teamsportsplayers book cover

"The tax planning for incoming professional teamsportsplayers" (Ricardo da Palma Borges / Pedro Ribeiro de Sousa) in Global Sports Law and Taxation Reports, Volume 3, No. 1, March 2012, pp. 22-27.

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Latest Newsletters    View all ►

- Responsabilidade Extracontratual da Administração Tributária - 02.06.2016 (Language: Portuguese)

- Novo Imposto Sucessório? / New Inheritance Tax? - 21.01.2016 (Language: Portuguese)

- The Portuguese Golden Visa regime - Updated 20.10.2015


Latest Presentations     View all ►

- Obrigações e procedimentos decorrentes do exercício da actividade de advogado em áreas de risco jurídico - Updated 15.04.2016 (Language: Portuguese)

- Le Régime Fiscal Portugais des Résidents Non Habituels - Updated 04.03.2016 (Language: French)

- Planeamento Fiscal Sucessório - Conference on Inheritance Tax: Past and Future - 21.01.2016 (Language: Portuguese)


Latest Blog Posts     View all ►

International Tax Transparency (Controlled Foreign Entities) - 05.05.2016

A Transparência Fiscal Internacional (Controlled Foreign Entities) - 05.05.2016 (Language: Portuguese)

Transparência Fiscal em IRC - Sociedades de Profissionais - 23.02.2016 (Language: Portuguese)