Nuno Cunha Barnabé

Partner | Lisbon

Practice Areas
Private Clients & Family Businesses
German Desk
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Nuno Cunha Barnabé is a Partner whose practice focuses on tax advice in Portugal. He works on a wide range of Portugal and international tax and corporate matters related to wealth taxation, advising private clients, family businesses, private banks and financial assets managers in Portugal, Switzerland and Portuguese-speaking African countries.

With over 20 years’ experience in tax law, he has been involved in a significant number of M&A operations, corporate reorganization, debt work-out, real estate transactions and foreign investment.

Nuno is regularly consulted by foreign offices regarding taxation matters and has contributed to Le Figaro and Financial Times articles on Portuguese tax exemptions for foreign residents.

Nuno is co-author of the books Global Mobility of Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals, sponsored by STEP, and the Beneficial Owners Registers – The STEP handbook for Advisors.

Nuno is founder of the Portuguese Tax Arbitration Tribunal and is a member of several fiscal associations and associations in the private clients sector, in Portugal and abroad.

Nuno has been at Abreu Advogados since 2019.

Chambers Europe 2022 – Band 2 – Tax

Global Leader, Corporate Tax Advisory, 2021

Recommended Lawyer, Corporate Tax (2021-2022)

Tax Law, Portugal (2012-2022)

Family Business Law, Portugal (2022)

Highly Regarded – General corporate tax and Private client”, 2022

Band 1 – Private Wealth Law
“really top lawyers dedicating a lot of time to the private wealth practice.”; “the right combination of technical and communication skills. They are very well updated technically on revenue practices in Portugal.”

Band 2 – Tax
“He is able to engage and explore other areas of law very well and can bring those elements together when working.”

Highly Regarded

Private Clients

Vencedor dos STEP Private Clients Awards 2018 com a melhor equipa dedicada Private Clients

Tax, 2019



University of Lisbon Faculty of Law

Degree in Law from the University of Lisbon Faculty of Law (1996)