Cuatrecasas confirms Susana Estêvão Gonçalves as new Tax partner

Cuatrecasas has reinforced the tax area, in Lisbon, with the addition of Susana Estêvão Gonçalves, a lawyer with 14 years of practice, as a partner.

Susana Estêvão Gonçalves has extensive experience in national and international investment operations, transaction structuring, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations, financial operations and real estate taxation. She held positions in two other law firms in Portugal, having moved from CMS Portugal, where she had been since 2019, after 11 years of professional career at Uría Menéndez-Proença de Carvalho.

This is the third addition to the Cuatrecasas Tax team this year, complementing the four promotions that also took place and the entry of three new interns. Nuno Sá Carvalho, managing partner of Cuatrecasas in Portugal, comments: “The entry of Susana Estêvão Gonçalves constitutes yet another reinforcement of the tax area at Cuatrecasas in Portugal, which is a very important area of ​​our firm’s activity. This reinforcement is perfectly in line, not only with the organic growth that the company has been experiencing, but also with the growth resulting from the integration of SLCM, which, as of January, will add weight to the Audit team also with the gathering of recognised professionals.”

Pedro Vidal Matos, who in January of this year became the managing partner of the Tax area, points out that “it is excellent to have Susana Estêvão Gonçalves on our team. It represents yet another important milestone in the development of the Firm’s tax area in Portugal and that our vision of law, based on the high technical and human quality of lawyers, not only has a future but is capable of attracting the best talent”.

For Susana Estêvão Gonçalves, “the excellent practice of law at Cuatrecasas is based on a strong culture of innovation and sustainability, which is essential to face the challenges our profession faces. It is, therefore, with enormous enthusiasm and motivation that I embrace this new professional project and the commitment to help boost, even more, the excellent work that has been carried out in Portugal by the Firm’s tax area.”

Susana Estêvão Gonçalves holds a degree in law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and a postgraduate degree in taxation from the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University. She is the author of several legal articles on tax matters, published in Portugal and abroad.

Cuatrecasas, in Lisbon and Porto, now has four partners, a consultant, 13 associates and 3 interns in the tax area. In January 2023, after the integration of SLCM into Cuatrecasas, the tax team will have five partners, two consultants, 14 associates and 3 interns.

Michael Heron