Jorge de Abreu
Jorge de Abreu is a founding partner of the leading Portuguese law firm Abreu & Marques e Associados, (www.amsa.pt) who are long standing Corporate members of the Chamber.
Abreu & Marques began in 1972 and was one the first Portuguese law firms to open offices abroad, beginning with their London branch which opened in 1987 and became a member of The Law Society. In 1992 the firm opened an office in Funchal to handle business with the Madeira International Business Centre. Currently it has associations with law firms in Angola and Mozambique and correspondents throughout Europe, the United States and in Brazil, via its membership of The Law Firm Network. In other areas of the world it has correspondents via its membership with Praelegal, another law firm network based in Germany, Istanbul and Qatar.Read more...
Managing Director, Perks Property Finance Solutions
Simon is the former Deputy General Manager of the London branch of Banco Santander Totta SA, a Portuguese commercial bank now part of Grupo Santander.Read more...
Cristina Correia - Head of PCBN sub-committe
Director - Tradenvest
Cristina Correia is originally from Madeira (Portugal) and is the founder and director of Tradenvest, a UK-based company which attracts and facilitates trade and investment between Portuguese-speaking countries and the UK, by supporting companies in innovative business sectors.
She holds a MBA from Lausanne Business School (Switzerland) and a post-graduate qualification in Finance from Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, in Lisbon.
Cristina worked in banking for 14 years in Lisbon and London, and has extensive experience in private banking and corporate banking. She currently serves as a member of the organising committee for the annual Portugal Day in the UK and is chair of the Portuguese Chamber’s PCBN networking sub-committee.
Geoffrey is a dual British and Irish national. After studying law at Birmingham and York and starting his legal career in Belfast and the City, he moved to Portugal. He has been living and working in Lisbon for 18 years and is registered as an English solicitor with the Portuguese Law Society. He specialises in advising UK residents on their Portuguese investments, including their tax and real estate matters. In order to deal with the high demand for advice on the very favourable tax regime in Portugal (the Non Habitual Tax Residence or NHR Programme) he has formed an experienced bilingual team who provide the full range of advice for NHR applicants, from the preliminary advice to the advice on the filing of the first NHR tax return and all of the tax, property and ancillary advice required in between.