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Rogério M. Fernandes Ferreira

Founding partner
Praça do Marquês de Pombal, Lisbon
Asian Desk / French Desk

Professional Experience

  • Lawyer, founding partner at RFF & Associados – Law Firm, SP, RL, since 2012
  • Fiscal Commission member of Banco Espírito Santo SA, (appointed by Bank of Portugal), 2014‑2018
  • Lawyer, Tax Law specialist, registered in Portuguese Bar Association, since 1989
  • Lawyer, registered in Brazilian Bar Association, since 2015
  • Board Member of the Portugal-US Chamber Of Commerce in New York, since 2016
  • Tax arbitator of the Administrative and Tax Arbitration Board, since 2011
  • “Tax correspondent” of the International Bureau Fiscal Documentation (IBFD), since 2015
  • Coordinator of the work group about Procedures, Process and relation between Tax Administration and taxpayers, Department of Finances, 2008-2009
  • President of the Commission for the Reform of Public Real Estate Assets, Ministry of Finances, 2005-2006
  • Member of the work group for the Reform of the State Budget Legal Framework, Department of Finances, 1997-1998
  • Member of the Committee Studying the Taxation of Financial Institutions and Products, Ministry of Finances, 1998-1999
  • Member of the Legislation Committee within the Portuguese Bar Association, 2005
  • Lawyer, partner and coordinator of the tax practice area in PLMJ – Law Firm, 2004-2012
  • Member of the Committee for the Presentation of Reform Proposals on the Taxation of Lawyers and Law, 2004
  • Tax Law Specialist for the Portuguese Bar since 2004
  • Lawyer and Partner in Sérvulo Correia & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, 2001-2002
  • Secretary of State in charge of Tax Affairs within the XIVth Constitutional Portuguese Government , 2001-2002
  • Member of the Tax Offences Committee, Ministry of Finances, 1999
  • Chairman of the Portuguese Fiscal Association, since 2008, Portuguese branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and of the Latin American Institute of Tax Law
  • Member of the Tax Affairs Committee within the Portuguese Bar Association, 1991-1992
  • Consultant for the Portuguese Insurance Institute (current Financial Supervision Authority), 1990-1999
  • Lawyer by own account (Fernandes Ferreira – Advogados), 1989‑2000

Academic Career

  • Harvard Law School (Executive Education) Diploma in Leadership in Law Firms (RFF), 2019
  • Invited Professor (and founder) in the International Tax Course of the Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, since 2014
  • Guest Associate Professor and co-coordinator, of the Master's Degree (1st year) in Tax Management, at the Instituto Superior de Gestão, 2009‑2014
  • Guest Lecturer in Post-Graduate Program of the Universidade Agostinho Neto (Luanda, Angola)
  • Guest Lecturer in Financial Instruments Post-Graduate Program of the Law and Justice Foundation (Cidade da Praia, Cabo Verde)
  • Professor and guest lecturer for Tax Law Post-Graduate Progams in Tax Law and in Taxation within the Law Faculty of the Universidade de Lisboa and within the Business and Economic Faculty of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa
  • Professor and guest lecturer for Tax Law Post-Graduate Progams in Tax Law and in Taxation within the Instituto Superior de Economia et Gestão, since 2000
  • Assistant Professor in Legal and Economic Sciences area within the Law Faculty of the  Universidade de Lisboa, 1987-2000 and in Public Finances I,Tax Law I and II, and Portuguese Economy , 1987-2000
  • Admitted in PhD programm in law, Legal and Economic Sciences with Tax Law specialisation, from the Law Faculty of the Universidade (Clássica) de Lisboa, 1997
  • Master degree in Tax Law from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa de Lisboa,  1991
  • European Studies post-graduation,  1990
  • University lecturer Tax Law (Tax litigation and Arbitration) Post-Graduate Program in the Law Faculty of the Lisbon University (Clàssica), since 1997
  • Law graduate by the Human Sciences Faculty of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa  of Lisbon, 1987

Professional Associations

  • Alliance Française of Lisbonne
  • European Association of Tax Law Professors
  • Portuguese Fiscal Association (Chairman), Portuguese branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and of the Latin American Institute of Tax Law
  • Inter-university Association of European Studies (co-founder)
  • Economic and Social Development Association (SEDES)
  • Portuguese Association of Tax Consultants (co-founder)
  • Portuguese Association of International Law
  • European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA)
  • European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers (EFCL)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Geographical Society of Lisbon
  • Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) – Full Member da STEP
  • International Network of Law Firms (IURISGAL)


  • Best Lawyers
  • Chambers Europe
    (Band 1 Tax; band 1 Private Wealth Tax)
  • International Tax Review
    (Tier 1; Tax Controversy Leader)
  • Legal Business
    (European Legal Expert)
  • PLC Which Lawyer
  • Tax Directors Handbook
    (Top 250 Global Tax Advisers)
  • The Legal 500
    (Tier 1; Leading Individual Tax Lawyers)
  • Who's Who Legal
    (Corporate Tax Advisory and Controversy; Though Leader)


  • Portuguese, French

Languages Spoken

  • English, French and Spanish