André Gouveia e Silva

Of Counsel | Madeira

Abreu Advogados Madeira
  • English

André Gouveia e Silva is an Of Counsel at Abreu Advogados Madeira, working primarily in commercial, taxation, maritime and labour law.

He has been involved in matters related to company incorporation, corporate and taxation compliance and, in particular, in international taxation matters affecting investments in the Madeira Free Trade Zone.

He has managed and consulted on various matters relating to the Registo Internacional de Navios da Madeira, MAR [International Ship Registry of Madeira].

He has experience in advising on employment matters, including the employing and dismissal of employees, employment termination, job redundancies and disciplinary procedures.


Practice Area

  • Tax

Work Experience

Advising a large national construction company on two job redundancy exercises.

Advising a multinational IT company on establishing itself in the Madeira Free Trade Zone, and consultation thereafter.

Advising on the acquisition of recreation vessels and commercial yachts (27m, 45m, and 47m long).

Advising various financing companies in shipping on the funding for the purposes of construction and acquisition of shipping vessels and the relevant (mortgage) agreements entailed.

Advising various ship owners on the acquisition and registration of vessels.

Advising a South African family on property investment on the Island of Madeira and on obtaining residence permits.

Advising a national chain of opticians on matters related to its general activity, on real estate investment and international expansion.


Academic Background

University of Lisbon

Law degree from University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law (2002)

ISAG European Business School

Postgraduate diploma in Taxation Law from ISAG European Business School (2008)

Portuguese Catholic University

Advanced Course in International Taxation, Portuguese Catholic University, Faculty of Law (2014)

International Business Centre of Madeira

Intensive course on Taxation, Association of Professionals, International Business Centre of Madeira.