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"Highly professional, efficient service. Response to our urgent email almost immediately. Our lawyer, very approachable and helpful with the handling of this case and intercepting everything into English for us. The service provided was excellent value for money."
"I found the service very helpful and easy to use. It took the fear out of employing a legal service in that it was upfront and transparent and reasonably priced."
"Very responsive and reached out to me via phone call to set up a consultation. Answered all my questions and was willing to help."
"Proactive, always helpful and ready to answer questions, took control of my issue and clearly explained what I needed to do. Good value."
"Very professional and knowledgeable. Came well-prepared to the meeting. I am extremely satisfied."
"Responsible, understanding, good personal contact. Always finding time for us, very kind and helpful."
"My lawyer was amazing. Every question quickly answered."
"Amazing service. Would recommend to everyone."
Excellent service, very quick to explain all procedures and possible outcomes. Once our lawyer began, the service was extremely professional and thorough, with clear communication at every stage. The problem was dealt with in a very short time, I could not ask for better or more professio... Read More
Excellent service, very quick to explain all procedures and possible outcomes. Once our lawyer began, the service was extremely professional and thorough, with clear communication at every stage. The problem was dealt with in a very short time, I could not ask for better or more professional service.
"I found my lawyer to be prompt with all responses. My requirement was identified and understood, and I was advised of any potential complications. I found the service provided to be both professional and approachable. Overall, I was very pleased with the service!"
"Very, very happy with the service provided. I would definitely recommend my lawyer and would be very happy to use the service again. I felt in good hands immediately."
"My lawyer was responsive and engaged and always willing to help. Everything went smoothly, and I received explanations regarding all the caveats. I highly recommend this service."
"Our lawyer was very helpful, professional and kind - nothing was too much trouble. If I left a message, we got a reply within 24 hours. Would recommend this service to anyone."
"I was extremely pleased with the whole service."
"Extremely helpful, trustworthy, and went beyond expectations to help and serve me as a client."
10 years ago
This service is available across Portugal
Who Is This Service For?
If you have already decided on the type of business you want to run, and where you wish to locate it, then the main decision you will need to make is whether you should set it up as a limited company or as a sole trader.
This can be extremely important as you can save a considerable amount of money depending on which option you choose. Both have benefits and drawbacks.
Self-employed is of course cheaper to set-up and less costly to manage since the reporting requirements are lesser than in the case of limited companies.
On the other hand, limited companies do limit your liability in the case of a claim against your business, which depending on the type of business could be the only reason you need to opt for this type of structure. Otherwise, a limited company is rather more flexible when there are a number of partners or when the company has other, more complex attributes.
What Does This Service Consist Of?
- Ensure legal interests are protected, especially when creating a company with several partners.
- Drawing-up a notarial contract according to your guidelines, properly prepared and tailored to your objectives.
- Ensuring that your Articles of Association contain all necessary elements.
- Make sure that the application is made in accordance with the requirements of the Commercial Companies Code. With the power of attorney you will have granted to us, on your behalf we will register your company at all Government institutions and offices required by law.
- Applying for company tax and identification numbers.
- Obtaining all necessary documents, permits and approvals.
- Dealing with bank formalities connected with setting up of the company bank account.
- Once completed the registration process, we will draw up all other corporate documents required by the Commercial Companies Code.
Free Support Services Included
When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:
- Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
- Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
- Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
- Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
- All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
- Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
- Continuous quality controls and reviews.
Why choose Advocate Abroad?
Barbara has spent her legal career specialising in assisting foreign clients who wish to relocate to Portugal. Accordingly she is an expert on all areas related to immigration, property matters as well as the tax implications for those who wish to simply emigrate to Portugal as well as those who wish to set-up businesses here. Barbara is fully registered and regulated by the Portuguese Bar Association and speaks English fluently.
Diana is a lawyer whose areas of expertise encompass tax planning, company set-up, immigration and property matters. While Diana spent her early life in China, she is originally from Oporto, Portugal. She returned and graduated from the University of Coimbra. Diana has participated in various M&A transactions, having gained a broad understanding in cross-border corporate matters. She works alongside UK, Portugal, France, Germany and many countries in Africa in cross-border contracts for fiscal optimisation.
Elsa has been running a private legal practice since 2004, assisting both national and international clients in civil and business legal matters. In a... Read More
Elsa has been running a private legal practice since 2004, assisting both national and international clients in civil and business legal matters. In addition to her primary law degree, Elsa later obtained a Master’s Degree at the University of Austin, in the United States, with a postgraduate doctorate in international trade as well as mediation, arbitration and negotiation.
Very kind, understanding, helpful, and responsive. I really appreciated Elsa's efforts on my case.
Teresa read law at the University of Coimbra. She is specialised in civil law, contracts, property and inheritance case, with more than 10 years repre... Read More
Teresa read law at the University of Coimbra. She is specialised in civil law, contracts, property and inheritance case, with more than 10 years representing international clients. She holds a postgraduate degree in Banking, Stock Exchange and Insurance Law and also holds the specialization course leading to the degree of Master of Corporate Law. A well-known speaker, Teresa's research focuses on issues of economic and financial law, as well as fundamental rights. She speaks English fluently.
Teresa and her team were immediately very responsive to our inquiry and remained as such throughout their service.
Teresa's team clearly understood our needs and objectives and through their network of established local contacts, they were able to accomplish our goals timely and with professionalism and competence.
Teresa always offered to make herself or her team available to respond to any questions or concerns that we might have had, and has stayed in touch with us to offer support throughout the visa process. Teresa clearly exceeded our expectations based on your evaluation criteria listed above.
We will no doubt have additional legal matters in the future and will have no hesitation Teresa to assist us with a range of Portuguese legalities.
Overall, a fantastic job. A huge thanks to the team and advocate abroad.
Was happy with the service.
One improvement I would suggest: I received an email aimed at Americans which uses different terminology than the UK. So this could be addressed for future correspondence.
I was very happy to use the services of Teresa as I wanted someone I could communicate with in English, as I don't speak Portuguese. Teresa's English was perfect.
I was happy with the costs of the service and she helped ensure that my tight deadline was met.
I intend to use Teresa's services again in the future and would happily recommend to others.
She was very accessible, friendly and fast to reply. I would recommend her.
Teresa is absolutely wonderful. She’s dedicated and shows great passion and caring.
I’m only halfway through the process and still will need assistance to have my spouse join me in Portugal, but I have no doubt all will turn out beautifully with the continued assistance of Teresa.
Thank you for putting me in her exceptionally trustworthy hands!
Teresa and her associates were extremely helpful and professional in their work to achieve our needs, many thanks.
Teresa was very helpful and always got back to me promptly when I had questions. She made herself available by phone during my appointment with SEF, ensuring I left as a Portuguese resident. Obrigado!
Teresa is super professional and can only recommend her . Best service ever
Teresa went above and beyond to ensure she attended to everything everything I needed, and explained every step of the process to me clearly and patiently.
During Covid times communication was easy and replied to queries I had.
Great service and would recommend to others with poor Portuguese as they translated everything sent to me and replied to my messages in English which was a great help to me.
A very nice lawyer who helped me quickly solve my presented problems. In addition, she presented and helped me to solve the various things that one must have as a resident in Portugal.
As can be seen from the answers above, I am very pleased with the help I have received.
Very informative, very responsive, and my NIF was provided very promptly
The service we received was professional and they did explain and provide feedback. The Tax number was obtained and the Bank account opened in a timely manner.
Whenever we had queries we could get hold of the person concerned and if not they would phone you back which we did appreciate.
Teresa responded within a very short time of my initial email. She immediately put me at my ease, listened and understood my needs.
Not only did she assist us with our initial request, she also managed to resolve a last minute request of ours.
Our experience with her was extremely good and we will be asking for her assistance in the future.
Thank you for supporting such excellent human beings.
Teresa always got back to me. She never was negative, she told it like it was. She was in control but never controlling. Her fees were affordable.
She did things like getting our Nif, bank account was started by Her. She found some medical phone numbers that I needed. She was encouraging when I was down when getting my application for visa completed. We will definitely want more of her services when we move to beautiful Portugal.
We were happy to have her help. Sincerely Jimmie and Cheryl Weese.
Lawyer, partner of the law firm Gaia & Martins based in Portugal, with focus on immigration law, nationalities and real estate investments.