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Innovative lawyers 2017: Dispute Resolution

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CommentThe firm acted for Portuguese infrastructure group Brisal in a case that found the country’s withholding tax regime was unfair. In the face of the European Commission’s defeat on the same issue, lawyers came up with a new strategy based on calculating the losses Brisal had suffered. The European Court of Justice ruled that Portugal’s handling of withholding taxes on interest payments between Brisal and its non-Portuguese lenders violated EU law.