Maria Dulce Soares

Partner | Oporto

Practice Areas
  • English
  • Spanish

Maria Dulce Soares is a Partner and has been at Abreu Advogados since 2006, working primarily on tax advisement and litigation.

She has extensive experience in conducting litigation proceedings and cases, particularly in matters related to corporate income tax, tax benefits, EU law violations, special contributions and VAT, advising national and international economic groups.

She is an arbitrator at Administrative Arbitration Centre (CAAD) since 2011 and teaches tax and litigation in advanced training courses.

Tax expert Maria Dulce Soares assists an impressive roster of multinational clients. Interviewees highlight her responsiveness.

“Maria Dulce Soares is adept at handling all issues relating to tax law. She often advises her clients on tax assessments and represents them in various judicial cases. She acted for Eurimobe and Yellow Hotels on several tax assessments, and represented both clients against the Portuguese Tax Authority in relation to real estate and income taxes.”

Tax, 2019

Tax Law, 2020


Advising on several tax litigation proceedings and cases to multinational groups in the context of tax recuperation with held in Portugal in violation of European Union Law in the insurance and energy distribution sectors.

Advising a multinational company on fiscal matters related to corporate income tax, VAT and municipal property tax in the context of one of the largest hydroelectric projects carried out in Europe.

Advising a number of international groups on tax litigation related to Stamp Duty in cash pooling agreements.

Advising multinational groups in the food, agriculture and fishing industry, paper and paper pulp industries on tax litigation related to corporate income tax and VAT, specifically, losses calculated in restructuring operations, payment to non-residents, tax benefits, financial expenses and intra-EU transmissions.

Advising family owned groups on a number of tax litigation cases and proceedings in connection with the general anti-abuse clause on corporate restructuring operations.

Advising multinational companies in the food petroleum product distribution sectors in connection with special contribution, specifically with CESE (Energy Sector Extraordinary Contribution) and Taxa de Segurança Alimentar Mais (food safety tax).

Advising a group in the banking sector on tax litigation cases related to the corporate income tax, specifically in matters related to provisions created under the austerity imposed by the Bank of Portugal.

Advising several companies in the technological sector on matters related to corporate income tax and VAT, specifically on issues related to implementation in Portugal.

Advising companies in the real estate sector and hotel chains on matters related to property tax, VAT and corporate income tax and on tax litigation related to these matters.

Advising professional athletes, musicians and professionals in the film and theatre on matters related to tax, particularly with regard to image rights and contract termination clauses.



Porto University

Economics degree from Porto University, Faculty of Law (1982)

Lusíada University

Law degree from Lusíada University, Faculty of Law (1997)

Institute of Economic and European Penal Law

Postgraduate degree in European Economic Penal Law From the Institute of Economic and European Penal Law  at Coimbra University Faculty of Law (1999)