Catarina do Canto Amaral is a Junior Associate at VCA, where she began her career in June 2021. She is mainly dedicated to VCA’s tax department, where she works with issues such as Non-Habitual Residents, Tax Litigation, and support for IRS, IRC, VAT IMI, IMT and Stamp Duty. She is particularly involved in matters relating to cryptocurrencies.
Since 2019, Catarina has been a Teaching Assistant in European Law and Law in Economics and Business at Nova School of Business and Economics.

Practice Areas

Private Wealth & Tax


Degree in Social and Cultural Communication (Journalism lecture) – Portuguese Catholic University (2008 – 2011)
Law Degree – University of Lisbon Law School (2014 – 2018)
Master in Tax Law – University of Lisbon Law School (2019 – 2021)
Post-graduation in Animal Law – Centro de Investigação de Direito Privado
Post-graduation in Equality Law – Centro de Investigação de Direito Privado
Foreigners Law E-course: Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law – Harvard University (2019 – 2020)

Professional Associations

Portuguese Bar Association


“License to Inherit: The Inheritance Capacity of Domestic Animals” in REVISTA JURÍDICA LUSO-BRASILEIRA, ANO 4 (2018), Nº 1, ISSN: 2183-539X


Portuguese, Spanish and English