António started his career at the European Commission (DG Development) in Brussels in 1997, and since then, he developed his activity as a tax consultant and lawyer, beginning with Arthur Andersen (Deloitte after the merger in 2002) in 1999, having also worked with two of the most important European law firms, Cuatrecasas and Garrigues before joining Baker Tilly as a Tax Partner and Oporto Office Lead Partner in November 2011. In 2014 Antonio also led the opening of Miranda\’s Office in Oporto where he served as Office Director. Miranda is one of the top full practice law firms in Portugal and the one with the most relevant international presence.
Currently, Antonio is working with MSAd, where along with other highly skilled lawyers, with extensive experience in providing tax and legal assistance to a large number of clients, he concentrates primarily on corporate tax and international transactions, with particular expertise in Portuguese tax matters and cross-border operations planning and structuring. He has represented the interests of clients in transactions, mergers and acquisitions, financings, restructurings and investments abroad and in Portugal. He also handles estate planning, including the restructuring of private estates, inheritances and family-owned businesses, and estate planning for high-net-worth individuals. In this area the main emphasis of his practice is counseling clients regarding the preservation of their estates and the minimization of estate and inheritance taxes.
Machado, Sarmento – Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL (MSAd) is a boutique law firm with a very strong presence in Portugal, with offices in Porto and Lisbon, and also in Brazil. It is a young project, born in 2019, driven by very experienced partners sharing the same strategic vision of positioning MSAd as a small firm that provides high value-added services to clients. MSAd is dedicated mainly to business law, thus focusing on companies and entrepreneurs, serving a panoply of national and international clients with monitoring needs in often complex matters. MSAd provides leading businesses and entrepreneurs in a global economy, innovative solutions, legal security and commitment to think ahead, bringing solutions to the most complex legal and commercial challenges.
Since the beginning of this project, the vision of its founders and partners has been progressively and very positively implemented, and the evolution towards what was the initial vision of better serving the market and its clients in its various areas of activity is clear, with a culture of proximity and covering all the main areas of law sought by companies and entrepreneurs, offering in a very satisfactory manner an added value that in the so-called traditional and larger companies is often more difficult and costly. The perception of \”value for money\” is fundamental in the business world. Partnerships with entities specialized in various areas and geographies, namely those linked to digital transformation, is an integrated objective in this vision.