Company Formation in Lisbon

    • Carlos is one of the founders and currently the senior managing partner of a Portuguese independent law firm. He has almost 30 years of experience, having graduated the Lisbon Law school and was later admitted as a member of the Portuguese Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados) in 1992.
      Cases completed: 11
      Testimonials for Carlos
      • Rodrigo Reynoso
        Rodrigo Reynoso, Lisbon

        Carlos was extremely professional and diligent. Understood my case and necessities at first and provided perfect support.


        I'm impressed about his responsiveness because he delivered everything fast and in perfect form. It was a pleasure working with him.


        May 25, 2020
      • Anil Miglani
        Anil Miglani, Lisbon

        Carlos is bilingual and was extremely helpful - he couldn't have done more!


        Apr 30, 2020
      • Matthew Pires
        Matthew Pires, Lisbon

        Carlos was excellent and very thorough. He explained the process in a very detailed way which I appreciated. I will use his service and expertise again in the future.


        Thank you!


        Jan 24, 2020
      • Maryna Shapovalova
        Maryna Shapovalova , Lisbon

        I like all details of cooperation: honesty, smart solutions, fast and very smart solutions, fair prices and professional staff. Everything was perfect.


        Oct 25, 2019
    • João is a practising lawyer in Lisbon who handles mostly Commercial and Corporate Law, Litigation and Arbitration and Labour Law, with extensive experience in representation of clients, negotiating and drafting of contracts, tax representation and judicial litigation.
      Cases completed: 17
      Testimonials for João
      • Cecil Rodrigues
        Cecil Rodrigues, Algarve - Faro

        Joao is bilingual English-Portuguese and was very helpful!


        Oct 24, 2019
      • Allen Almeida
        Allen Almeida, Lisbon

        Joao was extremely helpful, he couldn't have done more!


        Oct 23, 2019
      • Muzamil Hussain Mohammed
        Muzamil Hussain Mohammed, Saudi Arabia

        I am so grateful for your passion, dedication, and professionalism. I've hired lawyers before, but he is truly the best I've ever worked with.


        Jul 23, 2019
      • Jane Drew
        Jane Drew, UK

        Joao was incredible, the level of service he provided was wonderful, he was sensitive to my needs and went to great lengths to resolve all the issues.


        No improvements necessary, he provides a great service.


        Jul 23, 2019
      • David Clarke
        David Clarke, Lisbon

        Always on hand to fit with my arrivals in Lisbon. And very reasonable with charges. Will always use Joao for my legal affairs in Portugal.


        May 31, 2019
      • Roger Woods
        Roger Woods, Lisbon

        Resolved a problem difficult to manage from the UK. All good.


        Apr 01, 2019
      • Mohammed Muzamil Husain
        Mohammed Muzamil Husain, Riyadh Saudia Arabia

        My lawyer Joao was extremely helpful and I was very satisfied with the outcome. I would definitely recommend his services to friends.


        Oct 24, 2018
    • Leonel graduated with a degree in Accounting (1993) and Economics (1994) and has worked in accounting and finance since then. As well as basic accounting, his considerable experience extends to Financial Analysis & Planning, group reporting, budgeting, profit centre modelling, forecasting, cash management, business development support, auditing, tax & legal compliance, supplier negotiations, KPI control, and business strategy. Leonel speaks English fluently and has Cambridge University Certificates in English (1995) and Advanced English (1996).
      Cases completed: 26
      Testimonials for Leonel
      • Ricardo
        Ricardo , Portugal

        After my first communication with Leonel, I was confident that he would be an ideal agent to represent my tax and accounting needs here in Portugal.


        What I like about him most and what really stands out is his listening skills, putting me first as a person and not just an accounting book. He comes across very knowledgeable and Professionally attentive to get things sorted without an ulterior motive. What more would one need??


        Apr 22, 2020
      • Oscar Evans
        Oscar Evans, Lisbon

        As I don't speak the Portugees I have to say that Leonel have been absolutely exceptional and professional in all areas.


        Not only was he adding value to our business he also took a lot of his personal time explaining other things that have helped me and my company. I will highly recommend him to my other business partners who will open accounts in Portugal and for myself on my next ventures.


        Everything was a 5-star treatment from Leonel!


        Mar 23, 2020
      • Siamak Maleki
        Siamak Maleki, Lisbon

        Leonel was very kind, patient and helpful. Even before making sure that we will work together, he spent a lot of time explaining the situation to me.

        To improve even more, I think it would be better if you have some kind of links (web link) in which you explain Portuguese law and other useful information to the customers.


        Dec 10, 2019
      • John Vaughan-Jones
        John Vaughan-Jones, Faro

        Really appreciated Leonel's advice. He was very clear and helpful, and very efficient in getting back to me.


        Aug 01, 2019
      • Paul Rossi
        Paul Rossi, Faro

        I needed an accountant in Portugal. I had many problems to resolve.


        Leonel was very quick to assist. He is a very helpful and friendly man who got the job done for me.


        I will certainly be recommending Leonel to other non residents in Portugal. Thank you! Paul.


        Jul 05, 2019
      • Jacqueline Barron
        Jacqueline Barron, England

        I am more than happy with the service that Leonel provided to me. He was responsive, helpful and prompt and I am very grateful to him for his help. I would definitely use his accountancy service again. Thanks Leonel!


        Jan 08, 2019

Company Formation

Company Formation & Tax Service in Portugal

Given the elevated levels of bureaucracy and red-tape in Portugal, despite more recent efforts to address the issue, it makes sense to have English-speaking business and tax experts available to assist you with your business plans in Portugal - from the start-up phase through to ongoing tax-compliance and HR matters such as processing new employees and Social Security obligations.

 

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Locations Across Portugal

As well as offices in Lisbon, accounting and associated services to our English-speaking clients are also provided via the Advocate Abroad network of offices in Portugal (red markers on main map below). Each of the lawyers on the map of Portugal below are registered and regulated by the Law Society of Portugal and so we are able to offer a truly nationwide service to English-speakers wherever they wish to set-up their business in Portugal.

 

Tax & Social Security Registration

Our tax experts will assist you to set-up your business in Portugal including company name registration, Mercantile Registry operations and bank account set-up.

 

Ltd Company Incorporation & Tax Service Features

The Limited Company Incorporation and Tax Service package provides all of the assistance you will need to get set-up and operating in the quickest time possible in Portugal, and includes the following individual services:

  • Creation of certificate of Incorporation and Registration with the Companies Registry
  • Registration of Company with the AT (Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira - Tax Authority)
  • Registration of Company with the Portuguese Social Security system
  • Recommendation on the most appropriate fiscal arrangement to ensure taxation levels are optimised
  • Resolution of tax enquiries related to the industry sector of the company
  • Maintenance of all legally required records (income, expenses, invoicing, assets)
  • Completion and presentation of all required tax returns
  • Company annual return (abbreviated accounts: balance sheet, profit and loss statement, annual report)
  • Ongoing updates on any legislative changes affecting the area of the Company Activities
     

Fees

The cost of registration with the Portuguese Inland Revenue (Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira) and Social Security system will vary according to the complexity of the corporate structure required, though typically a single director company will cost approx. 600 € + Notary, Commercial Registry and any associate administrative costs.

 

Ongoing Tax Compliance

In Portugal limited companies are required by law to produce annual accounts, a director's report (which has to include a true and fair view of the company’s affairs, the business trajectory and standing, as well as a list of principal - if any - risks that the company faces, the company’s likely future outlook amongst other matters). The company is also liable for corporation tax.

Fees for this service are available upon request as it will vary according to the number of operations.

 

Additional Services

The Limited Company Incorporation and Tax Service is ideal for both single person and multi-director Limited Companies in Portugal. Should you have employees then you will want to add the Fully Managed HR & Payroll Service:

Fully Managed HR & Payroll Service

This service includes the following components:

  • Initial Set-up according to client's requirements
  • Production of Employee Payslips (printed at client site)
  • Management & Payment of Employer & Employee Social Security Contributions
  • Registration and Removal of Employees from Social Security system
  • This service costs €25 per month for the first employee and €20 per additional employee.

All prices are ex-IVA (@ 23%).

Regulated Experts

Our consultants are registered and regulated by the local Legal or Accounting Society as appropriate and speak fluent English. Therefore, you can be sure that you will obtain timely answers to any queries you may have, in a language that you understand!

For assistance with a company formation in Portugal, please use the contact button below

Code of Reasonable Fees

Our clients can expect to receive a quotation that is at or below the recommended guideline prices by our local Professional Body.

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.
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