Verification of a Portuguese Company
Verification of a Portuguese CompanyUpdated on Thursday 23rd November 2017
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The verification of a Portuguese company is of importance for all investors in the country looking to do business with a local company or for those looking to purchase an existing Portuguese legal entity.
The Commercial Registry offers access to public company information by using that corporation’s tax identification number. The team of experts at our law firm in Portugal can help you perform a general company verification or a more in-depth research that includes financial information and risk analysis.
The Portuguese Commercial Registry
All companies in Portugal are required to register and license with the Commercial Registry. The online portal includes a special one-stop-shop business registration option where investors can perform the preliminary steps for company incorporation.
Part of the information provided upon incorporation and some of the financial information will remain accessible for public use. This is why citizens may request extracts from the register and receive the corresponding electronic or paper documents.
Foreign investors who need special legal advice or who are finding that the language is a barrier can request the services provided by our attorneys in Portugal.
Obtaining information from the Portuguese Commercial Registry
The Portuguese Commercial Registry (Portal do Cidadão) offers a number of services to citizens, including access to information about registered companies. Through the online Business Spot, entrepreneurs in Portugal have access to services (like online company registration or application for business licenses) and they can obtain information about a company and its economic activity.
Some of the information is offered free of charge, while others are subject to special requests and fees. Individuals can make a preliminary step to request information about companies via the online portal. For this purpose, they will need to submit the company’s name, its tax identification number and its CAE Code (the classification code for the company’s economic activity).
One of our lawyers in Portugal can help you make the needed submission to find out information about a company registered in the country.
We can help you with advisory and counseling services and with complete company registration and licensing advice.
Contact our law firm in Portugal if you need to verify an existing company or need other legal services in the country.