Power of Attorney in Portugal

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Claudia was very helpful in dealing with my queries of dealing with receiving inheritance and drafting POA's for my brother. She invested a lot of additional time trying to understand the needs of the banks in drafting the POA that is needed to show the different banks. I would definitely use Claudia again for other Portuguese law related matters.
Odete Lauritzson
Odete Lauritzson
20 Sep 2022

Service Details

Power of Attorney

This service is available across Portugal

Who Needs This Service?

This service is designed for anyone who need to authorise another to act on their behalf in Portugal for various legal, financial, or personal matters. It's especially useful for those who are abroad or unable to manage their affairs due to other commitments or health reasons.

In Portugal, a Power of Attorney (Procuração) is a legal instrument that enables one person (the principal) to grant another person (the agent or attorney-in-fact) the authority to act on their behalf. There are different types of Power of Attorney in Portugal:

  • General Procuração: Grants broad powers to the agent to manage the principal's affairs.
  • Special Procuração: Confers specific powers for particular tasks or transactions
  • Procuração for Legal Matters (Procuração Forense): Authorises the agent to represent the principal in legal proceedings.
Who Needs This Service?


  1. Initial Consultation: We discuss your needs to understand the scope of authority required.
  2. Drafting the Power of Attorney: Our legal experts draft the document, ensuring it aligns with Portuguese law and your specific requirements.
  3. Legal Formalities: The Power of Attorney is signed and, if necessary, notarised. For some types, it must be registered with the relevant authorities.
  4. Implementation: Guidance is provided to both the principal and the agent on the legal implications and the use of the granted powers.

Benefits to Clients

  • Expertise in Portuguese Law: Our team's expertise ensures that your Power of Attorney complies with local legal requirements.
  • Customised Solutions: Drafted according to your unique situation, whether for personal matters, business dealings, or legal representation.
  • Efficient and Reliable Service: We provide a streamlined process, from drafting to registration, ensuring legal accuracy and effectiveness.
Benefits to Clients

Key Elements of this Service

  • Personalised Legal Advice: Detailed advice based on your individual requirements, whether you are in Portugal or abroad.
  • Document Preparation and Review: Professional drafting and review of the Power of Attorney to ensure legal compliance and effectiveness.
  • Handling Legal Formalities: Assistance with notarisation, authentication, and registration as required under Portuguese law.
  • Ongoing Support: Continuous support and advice for both the principal and the agent throughout the validity of the Power of Attorney.
Key Elements of this Service

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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