João Coriel

Managing Partner at Valadas Coriel & Associados Portugal

About João

VCA was established in 2001 as a boutique firm focused mainly on litigation and maritime law. In 2009, the firm decided to expand its practice areas whilst remaining focused on some areas of law where it could compete in excellence with larger firms. Since then, VCA has tripled its number of lawyers, building up a very energetic team of partners and associates, combining experience and expertise in law, economics and management. The dynamic yet informal work environment of VCA has attracted a number of skillful lawyers from major Portuguese and international law firms and ‘Big Four’ audit firms. Informal alliances and ‘best friends’ agreements, especially in the areas of tax, corporate and foreign investments, has allowed VCA to gather resources and expertise both in Portugal and in many other European, African and South American jurisdictions whilst guaranteeing the independence of VCA in pursuit of the best solution for each client.


Areas of practice

  • Tax Planning
  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Banking
  • Other Consultancy

I can help with

National and international legal and tax advice; tax disputes; financial law; economic and financial regulation; privatization; public-private partnerships (PPP’s); economic regulation of utility companies; energy, oil and gas law; mining law and natural resources law; foreign investment law; exchange control regulations.