Former Portuguese Secretaries of State found Lobo Vasques e Associados

The new boutique firm, with founding partners Carlos Lobo and Sérgio Vasques at the helm, offers tax services with a specific focus in energy and banking.

Posted Tuesday, December 15th 2020
Former Portuguese Secretaries of State found Lobo Vasques e Associados

Carlos Lobo and Sérgio Vasques, founding partners of Lobo Vasques e Associados

The new Lisbon-based firm will also focus on other areas like biofuels, telecommunications, pharmaceutical industry, extractive industry (oil and mining). It also intends to operate in the market of Portuguese-speaking African countries, providing advice on tax reforms in indirect tax, VAT and customs taxation issues.

Both of the founding partners were secretaries of state for José Sócrates' Government, Lobo specializes in public sector taxation and property taxation, while Vasques has experience in indirect taxation and energy taxation.