Self-employed Set-Up Service 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.
      Testimonials for Carlos
      • 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.
      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).
      Testimonials for Leonel
      • 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

Self-employed Set-Up Service

Who is this Service for?

This is the most inexpensive way to set up a business.

You will be self-employed and work within a simple structure implying little bureaucracy in which, basically, you are paid with the profits of your business. You will not be considered as an employee, and will have less social benefits than you would as a regular employee. You will be liable for any and all losses incurred by the business.

 

Self-Employed Set-Up & Tax Service

Your are focused on your business abroad which is why you need your tax and accounting matters to be as straightforward, cost-effective and hassle-free as possible.

Our English-speaking lawyers and accountants will take care of all registration and day-to-day issues relating to Spanish tax, social security and accounting matters. Which leaves you with all the time you need to dedicate to your business.

 

Our Experts

Our consultants are registered and regulated by the local Law Society and/or equivalent Accountancy body, and speak English fluently. Therefore, you can be sure that you will obtain timely answers to any queries you may have, in a language that you understand!

 

What does this Service Consist of?

Our English-speaking consultants will answer your questions about how local laws affect your business and then make sure you comply with local legal requirements relating to legally constituting a business. This will normally require at least some of the following services:

  • Registration with the the Local Tax Authority and the Social Security System
  • Help you to choose the right business name.
  • Business address (whether it will be only for correspondence or you will really make your business there).
  • Recommendation on the most appropriate fiscal arrangement to ensure taxation levels are optimised
  • Resolution of tax enquiries related to your professional activity
  • Completion and presentation of all required tax returns
  • Maintenance of all legally required records (income, expenses, invoicing,assets)
  • Updates on any legislative changes affecting your professional activity 
     

 

Service Fees

The fees start at €60 per month though may be higher depending on complexity

 
Additional Services

The Self-Employed Set-Up and Tax Service is ideal for an individual sole trader who is planning to work alone. But, should you later add employees to your expanding business 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
     

Fees to be determined according to numbers and/or additional complexities

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 lawyer.
  • 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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