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Adrian Mercieca

Company Administrator

Adrian has been involved with the NEWCO Group since 2012 when the group decided to setup in Malta. He sits on the Board of the Group companies and deals on a daily basis with clients from a corporate perspective servicing a diverse portfolio. He also sits on the Board of a number of companies as well as acting as Company Secretary. Adrian obtained a Certificate in Banking (Cert. C.I.B.) by the Chartered Institute of Bankers (UK), obtained a Certificate in Trust Law and Management and is currently reading for a Masters in Business Administration.

Cláudia Vasconcelos

Head of Business Development

Cláudia is in charge of Business Development at NEWCO. She joined the company in 2013, after spending several years working to attract foreign investment to Portugal, firstly at the United States Embassy in Lisbon and later at the SDM-Sociedade de Desenvolvimento da Madeira, concessionaire of the International Business Centre of Madeira.

Cláudia has a degree in International Relations from the Technical University of Lisbon, having subsequently completed a Master’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Service Marketing, both at the Catholic University of Portugal. Further, she has completed several training courses in taxation, including a postgraduate degree specialising in international taxation at the Catholic University of Portugal. Claudia’s native language is Portuguese, but she also speaks English and French, and basic Italian, Spanish and German.

Miriam Estevez

Country Manager

Miriam is the manager of NEWCO's Madrid office, where she assists both Spanish and Latin American clients prior to their setting up in the jurisdictions where NEWCO operates. She is also in charge of Business Development in both Spain and Latin America, managing existing and new clients from different jurisdictions.

Before joining NEWCO in 2015, Miriam worked in the tax departments of various Spanish companies, as well as at Madrid Municipal Council, assisting clients in tax-related matters. Miriam has a Bachelor's Degree in Economic and Business Law from the University of Vigo and a Master's in Taxation and Tax Consulting from the Centro de Estudios Financieros de Madrid (CEF). She has also taken other advanced courses in International Taxation and Asset Tax Management.

She is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

Sofia Braga

Client Manager

Sofia joined the NEWCO team in 1996 after completing her Bachelor's Degree in International Relations at the Lusíada University in Lisbon. She attended a post-graduation course in taxation, has a diploma in Training of Trainers, a training in Quality Certification and training in the area of Local Accommodation.

She is in charge of client management, monitoring and implementing all of the daily activities requested by the clients, in addition to providing liaison and brokerage services relating to the opening of bank accounts. Sofia’s native language is Portuguese, but she also speaks fluent English, French, Spanish and Italian.

Tiago Gaspar

Client Manager

Tiago is Client Manager at NEWCO's Lisbon office. He is responsible for assisting clients in tax, accounting and auditing issues.

Tiago has 17 years of experience in accounting, financial auditing and information technology, having been an Ernst & Young partner, working in Compliance and Forensic Auditing. He has a degree in Business Management, a postgraduate degree in Entrepreneurship and a Master's degree in Business Administration. Tiago is a Certified Auditor, Certified Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and Compliance Certified Professional.

In addition to his native Portuguese, he is fluent in English and Spanish.

How we help our clients

NEWCO is an inward investment services provider specialized in the implementation of foreign investment in Portugal and Malta. With 30 years of experience and know how, we help our clients maximize the opportunities and minimize the risks of operating in a new country, allowing them to stay focused on their business. Contact us to find out how we can help you invest or relocate into Portugal, including Madeira, or Malta.

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