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Maria Figueiredo


CMS Portugal
Rua Castilho 50
1250-071 Lisbon
Languages Portuguese, English, Spanish

Maria Figueiredo has 20 years’ experience and develops her activity mainly on investment tax structuring and tax advice regarding Lusophone African countries.

She has been a tax consultant to several oil & gas companies in Portuguese-speaking African countries and has also been a tax consultant on renewable energy projects in Lusophone Africa.

She has a degree in law, several postgraduate studies and executive courses in tax matters (tax law, tax litigation, taxation of natural resources) and has recently invested in executive training in Responsible Business and Business Sustainability Management.

Maria has acted as lead tax counsel for both the Timor-Leste State in respect of the negotiation for Transitional Arrangements for the Maritime Boundaries Treaty, drafting and implementation of the necessary laws and the private investors in the first photovoltaic projects in Angola.

Maria’s focus for the past couple of years has been on sustainability in business. She is a member of the CMS ESG Task Force.

She is also an invited Lecturer of the Postgraduation Course in Energy Law at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, teaching the Sustainability module. 

Joined CMS Portugal in 2021.

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Memberships & Roles

  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 2002
  • Member of the Portuguese Fiscal Association and the International Fiscal Association
  • Member of the Management and Discipline Council of the Legal Profession of Timor-Leste
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  • Law degree, University of Lisbon Law School
  • Postgraduation degree in Taxation, ISG
  • VAT Summer School, Prof. Ben Terra, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa
  • Taxation Module of the Master in Environment, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Católica Portuguesa
  • International Taxation of Oil and Gas and Other Mining Activities, International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, Amsterdam
  • World Fiscal Systems for Oil&Gas" course by Dr. Pedro Van Meurs, London Petro Academy, London
    Responsible Business" course: Next source of competitive advantage", Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Escola Superior de Negócios e Economia
  • Summer Course on International Tax Law, International Tax Center, Leiden University
    Business Sustainability Management, Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Cambridge University
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