Catarina has an extensive background of working with tax matters covering Portugal, other EU member States and further Portuguese speaking countries such as Angola, Mozambique and East Timor. Catarina began her professional career in Deloitte’s Indirect Tax division. She left Deloitte to join VdA’s tax area, which she integrated for almost a decade. Catarina was one of the youngest lawyers to be appointed as managing associate of the firm. In 2016, Catarina founded her own law office, Belim, focusing on corporate and tax matters.
Catarina provides multi-skilled assistance to clients, covering practical and comprehensive legal, tax and customs advice, representation in litigation cases and active assistance on
compliance, reporting, invoicing and licensing matters.
Catarina is a renowned tax specialist, appointed by International Tax Review as Indirect Tax Leader for Portugal consecutively since 2012. At international level, Catarina participates in specialized bodies such as IVA and GLCA and attends specialized training in order to be at the forefront of legal and tax issues.
Since 2015, Catarina is a Certified Arbitrator for VAT and Excise Duties matters next to Portuguese Administrative and Tax Arbitration Centre, Ministry of Justice.
Catarina is a frequent speaker on tax and customs issues and is active in promoting events for the discussion and further development of these matters.