Fernando Castro Silva

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Practice Areas

Advises in the main areas of corporate taxation with focus in banking, insurance, M&A, real estate. Also advises in the area of family wealth and inheritance planning.


Senior Partner of the Portuguese tax practice at Garrigues (2006 to date). Founding partner

of BL&C Guerard Viala (1990-1995). Partner and head of tax at Mazars (1995-2005). Founding partner of the law firm Castro Silva & Associados (1994-2006). In-house lawyer at Sonae Group (1982-1989).

Professional Memberships

Admitted to Portuguese Bar Association (1984). Specialist lawyer in tax (title awarded by the Portuguese Bar Association in 2004). Chartered Public Accountant member of the Chartered Public Accountants Association (1988-2005). Portuguese Tax Association. International Fiscal Association.


Law Degree, University of Lisbon Law School (1982).

Member of the jury for the aggregation of tax experts in the

Portuguese Bar Association and in IPL. Member of the Tax Reform Committee (1999-2001). Member of the Tax Incentives Working Group (2005).