Legal Services in Portugal
Legal Services in PortugalUpdated on Friday 29th May 2020
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Our law firm based in Portugal is ready to offer to international clients interested in developing businesses in this country a wide range of legal services like company formation, business registration, support for licenses and permits, assistance for purchasing a shelf company, debt collection, and company litigation on request. Please find out information about the legal services we can provide for foreign investors looking for business in Portugal.
Incorporation of Portuguese companies
Our lawyers in Portugal can assist with the set up of a company in this country. Whether it is a limited liability company or a joint stock company, our Portuguese attorneys will represent your interests in dealings with the local authorities. As such, there would be no need for you to come to Portugal to start a company, since you may grant us the power of attorney, enabling us to act on your behalf. We also offer, alongside these stated above, additional services such as a virtual office, accounting services and more. We can also help you with obtaining a Portuguese work permit for your employees.
Opening subsidiaries and/or branches in Portugal
Obtaining special permits or licenses
Mergers and acquisitions
Liquidation of Portuguese companies
Upon deciding to finish your business activities in Portugal, if you are looking to liquidate your company, our Portuguese attorneys will assist you throughout the entire process. A company dissolution involves a series of stages, and the first one involves the deed at the public notary in the city the business is registered. The next step is to form and record the general assembly that needs to agree with the company liquidation at a certain date. This is more of a decision of closing the company for which the shareholders need to agree with all the details, especially the ones involving the common assets. The Social Security Office and the Directorate General for Taxation in Portugal are two important institutions which need to be informed about the company dissolution. It is good to know that the Commercial Register Dissolution and the involved departments must conclude the company liquidation in no more than two months. In the case of bankruptcy, the first thing to do is to analyze the assets of the firm and also the economic situation before declaring the insolvency. A company liquidation will also involve the creditors if any, and it is important to have a team of experienced lawyers at your services in such case.
Corporate and commercial litigation
If ever needed, our law firm in Portugal will represent you in front of any court of justice in this country, through every stage of the litigation process. If your company in Portugal faces commercial litigations you should immediately ask for our legal support, as our team has extensive experience in this matter. The court proceedings in Portugal when it comes to commercial disputes involve a series of procedures, among which, the ones in which all parts must present the case and the issues with the help of a Portuguese attorney who knows how to deal such cases. It is good to know that business issues are dealt in the court of law in compliance with the Commercial Code in Portugal. Arbitration is also a solution in commercial disputes and related litigation matters. In this matter, an arbitration agreement is recommended in order for the parties to easily solve the problems, of course, under specific terms and arrangements. An arbitration case takes place in the court of law in Portugal and specifically in an arbitration tribunal, with the help of arbitrators and lawyers. As for the laws governing the arbitration in Portugal we remind the Civil Code in Portugal and the Portuguese Voluntary Arbitration Law. Let us remind you that our team of advisors in Portugal is at your services if your company is involved in litigation matters. In case you need legal services in Spain, for example assistance in divorce cases or when making a will in Spain, we can put you in contact with our Spanish partners.
Tax advice and planning
Debt collection in Portugal
Please contact our law firm in Portugal for legal assistance regarding any of the matters covered above.