Matthew Krystman
Blevins Franks
Matthew has been working in the financial services industry since he graduated from university in 1995. He began his career at a major UK life and pensions organisation before becoming an independent financial adviser a year later.
In 1997 he set up and ran his own independent financial services company in Central London. In 2000 Matthew left the UK to embark on a career in international financial services that took him to Madrid and then on to Lisbon in 2003, where he has settled. He specialises in advising HNWIs on investments and tax planning. A member of the Personal Finance Society, Matthew holds a Diploma in Financial Planning and speaks both Spanish and Portuguese fluently. Matthew is an adviser for Blevins Franks Wealth Management Limited (BFWML) which is registered with the Malta Financial Services Authority. He is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).
Geoffrey Graham
Edge International Lawyers
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 advice on the filing of the first NHR tax return and all of the tax, property and ancillary advice required in between.

Edge International Lawyers is an international law firm with an experienced team of Portuguese Lawyers and Solicitors located in Lisbon, Almancil, Lagos and Porto as well as in London and Cape Verde, providing genuinely international coverage for clients. EDGE offers a full range of legal services and the multi lingual staff have particular expertise in working with Irish and Irish resident clients on property transactions, the NHR programme and other tax matters, also providing assistance to the Irish Embassy as required. EDGE’s Irish senior partner Geoffrey Graham is a solicitor licensed to practice in England and Wales and Portugal, as well as being a Director of the Ireland Portugal Business Network. EDGE’s areas of expertise also include the Golden Visa programme, structuring inward investment into Portugal and estate planning.
Judith Price
Portugal Consultants
Judith Price from Portugal Consultants has over 30 years of UK, offshore and Portuguese banking experience, beginning her banking career with Barclays Bank in the Midlands.
She relocated to Lisbon in 2001, working for Barclays International, where she launched their international mortgage product for British clients buying second and holiday homes in Portugal. More recently Judith has been working for the Portuguese government-owned bank Caixa Geral de Depositos in London, working primarily with a network of brokers and direct clients and offering mortgage and banking products and services. Judith is now setting up her own financial consultancy, which will utilise her wide network of contacts and experience to ensure people looking to buy property in Portugal can consider all the financial and mortgage options.
Gavin Scott
Blevins Franks
Gavin has been advising expatriates on their tax and wealth management for more than 20 years and has represented Blevins Franks in the Algarve since 2000
Previously, he was a founding Partner of an independent firm of financial consultants in the Sultanate of Brunei, advising expatriates and high net-worth clients on all aspects of financial planning. This included the use of offshore trusts for prudent tax and investment management. Gavin holds the Diploma for Financial Advisers and full UK Financial Planning Certificate. He is a Member of the Personal Finance Society by Certificate. He has also attended offshore trust and investment courses in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Sydney.
Afonso Barroso
Abreu & Marques
Born in 1963, Afonso graduated from Lisbon University in 1987 and has been a member of the Portuguese Bar since 1989. He is also a member of the International Bar Association and of the International Tax Planning Association
Afonso has been practicing law since 1987 in Abreu & Marques and was made partner in 1999. He has been the Secretary of the General Meeting of the Portuguese Law Firms Association since 2007. He specialises in commercial and business law, and property transactions and investments.
Sara Sousa Rebolo
Caiado Guerreiro
Sara Sousa Rebolo joined the law firm Caiado Guerreiro in 2009, coordinates the immigration desk since 2013, also working with the real estate law, and is now a Partner.
Besides the law degree from the University of Lisbon, Rebolo has a master’s in legal and financial sciences from the University of Lisbon and a certificate of educational training. She has completed post-graduate studies in economy and management for businesses from University of Évora and in real estate from Católica University.
Rebolo is a member of the Portuguese Bar Association and author of a master thesis “Project Finance: Leverage Mechanism of the Corporate and Economical Framework.” She also wrote the Chambers and Partners article “What About After 5 Years?” Lexology’s article “Growing Chinese investment in the real estate Portuguese market” and more recently the “The new paths to Portuguese citizenship” for Uglobal Immigration Magazine. She was a co-author of the guide “Measures of Labor Flexibility” and Financier Worldwide Magazine’s article “Portugal’s Golden Visa Program.”
Michael Reeve
Association of Foreign Property Owners in Portugal
Michael is the CEO of AFPOP, the largest association for foreign residents and property owners in Portugal.
AFPOP was established in 1987 and currently has a Membership of over 6,754 Members from over 40 countries, with British Members making up over 55% of the total. Michael moved to Portugal in late 2002 and in March 2003 was appointed CEO of the Association. He has worked outside the UK on 3 occasions, twice in Portugal and once in the Caribbean as First Mate of a luxury yacht. Returning to the UK in 1992 Michael worked in the Nottinghamshire Police communication centre, rising to the position of Control Room Manager, before he decided it was time to look for pastures new.
Miguel Lorena Brito
FCB Legal
Miguel is a Partner at FCB since 2007, where he co-coordinates the Public, Administrative and Environmental Law and the Real Estate, Property and Construction Departments.
He develops a significant part of his work to public procurement and public contracts, urban planning, environmental matters, expropriations and administrative litigation. He has wide experience in the real estate sector, construction and public works, participating regularly in arbitration matters related to the execution of public and private works contracts.
Miguel is a regular speaker in seminars and conferences and author of several articles for national and foreign publications.
Luis Filipe Sousa
Tax Senior Manager
PwC Lisbon
Luís is a Senior Manager in the People & Organisation and Private Wealth Department in PwC's Lisbon office.
He has a Degree in Economics, from the Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra and holds a post-graduation in Portuguese Taxation from Overgest/ISCTE (Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa). Luís has extensive experience in providing consultancy services to major Portuguese and multinational companies as well as to private clients, namely on personal income tax and Portuguese social security.
Martim Gomes
Senior Manager
PwC Lisbon
Martim is a Senior Manager in the People & Organisation and Private Wealth Department in PwC's Lisbon office.
He has a Degree in Economics and obtained a postgraduate degree in Tax Management and diplomas on several international courses. He is a personal income tax and immigration specialist at national and international level, has extensive experience in providing assistance to individuals and companies, consolidated over 16 years with PwC, particularly in the area of personal income tax, Social Security and Immigration. He is responsible for managing a national and International portfolio of clients in those areas.
Corinne Ferreira
Sales Advisor
Corinne Ferreira was born in Lyon, France where she went to school until the age of 17 years. She then moved to Portugal, where she has her family roots.
Corinne has a degree in International Relationships from one of the most ancient and prestigious Universities in Europe, Universidade de Coimbra.
She then moved to the Algarve and since 2005 has been working for UCI at the Vilamoura UCI Branch. Her familiarity with an international context and her long experience in mortgage loans makes her the ideal specialist for non-resident buyers.
Dr. Cris Piessens
Clinic Director
Cris Piessens Dental Clinic
Belgian-born Dr. Cris Piessens is the principal of the Dr. Cris Piessens Dental Clinic in Albufeira, in Portugal’s Algarve.
His clinic provides a wide range of dental services, namely periodontology, prostodontics, general and emergency dentistry, oral hygiene and dental whitening. His clinical experience is vast and is regularly updated through post-graduate courses, thus following the latest developments in the field. Cris is now an expert in the area of dental implants and oral rehabilitation. In addition to dental implants, Cris is one of the most experienced implantologists in Western Europe, having done dental implants since 1987. He celebrated his thousandth dental implant in 2001 and places between 450 and 500 dental implants per year. Cris will be speaking at the Manchester Seminar about the medical system in the Algarve and how health care works in Portugal.
Alan Murray
Tax Partner
Mazars Ireland
Alan Murray is a tax partner in Mazars, who has over 15 years’ experience dealing with high-level Private Client tax issues. His areas of expertise are residence planning issues, dealing with non-Irish domiciled clients and Irish tax resident beneficiaries of non-Irish based trusts
Alan has significant experience in dealing with capital gains tax planning and for high-level inheritance and gift tax planning. He has written on various Private Client topics for industry-specific publications and the national media and has given lectures to business organisations on tax matters as they pertain to Private Clients.
Alan leads the Mazars' entertainment practice that acts as trusted business advisers to global international high-profile entertainers, indigenous performers based in the Irish market and overseas, TV personalities, comedians and actors.
Bethell Codrington
Global Lead Pensions
Bethell started in Financial Services as an IFA in 1984 but four years later he moved into Investment Management and became the heard of Pensions working for Lonrho plc.
Alongside these, he has also been a Trustee of the Common Investment Fund and has sat on Advisory Board to all subsidiary companies pension schemes including likes of Kuhne & Nagel, Volkswagen Audi Group. Bethell was recruited in 2004 by what is now the TMF Group to set up Global Pension Trustee and Administration business both personal and corporate. TMF Group has 7,500 staff in 82 countries worldwide and apart from Pensions does HR & Payroll, COSEC, Private Clients, Accounting, PERE (Private Equity & Real Estate funds), Escrow service, Structured Finance etc He is also an author of numerous articles on International Pensions in trade press, and been assisting Irish pension scheme members and their advisors since 2012.
Johnny Mulholland
International Pension Transfer Consultants Ltd
As the Managing Director of International Pension Transfer Consultants Limited, Johnny Mulholland has a detailed understanding of the complexities around overseas pension transfers for Irish residents and Irish ex-pats.
Johnny works closely with both clients and their professional advisors in relation to tax efficient pension products across the European Union. Johnny is also a Director of Windsor Wealth Management Limited which is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland to give pension advice to Irish residents.
Alexandre Mansour
Managing Partner
Nomad Capital
Prior to joining Nomad, Alexandre was a Founding Partner of Optylon Capital, a Portugal based leading Real Estate Investment and Promotion company.
Alexandre was also a Financial Professional at AXA US and Managing Partner at French Desk Capital Management in New York City. Prior to that, Alexandre was a buy side Analyst focused on Emerging Markets Equities at Global Emerging Markets Group in New York. He also worked as an Associate at Magna Group Capital Management, focusing on US equities in the biotech, mining, and oil & gas industries. Before moving to Portugal, Alexandre was based in the United States, India, China, and Romania, working on various projects.
Alexandre holds an MBA Degree in International Business from the Baruch College in New York, as well as a Master’s degree in Management & Entrepreneurship from the Superior Institute of Management of Paris. He also completed exchange programs in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing. He speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and basic Japanese.