Business Set-Up in Portugal

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Very helpful advice and very professional work, I would definitely recommend to everyone!
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Business Set-Up

This service is available across Portugal

Who Could Benefit from this Service?

This service is ideal for expats, international entrepreneurs, startups, and established corporations aiming to penetrate or widen their presence in the Portuguese market. It's perfectly suited for those drawn to Portugal's economic diversity, its role as a gateway to the European and African markets, and the supportive startup ecosystem.

Who Could Benefit from this Service?

Process: Our Approach

  1. Legal Structure Selection: Advice on choosing the most appropriate form of business entity, including Sociedade por Quotas (Lda.), Sociedade Anónima (SA), or Sole Proprietorship, based on your business needs and size.
  2. Regulatory Compliance Guidance: In-depth information on Portuguese commercial laws, licensing requirements, and sector-specific regulations, in particular the Portuguese Commercial Companies Code (Código das Sociedades Comerciais)
  3. Financial Setup Assistance: Help with opening a corporate bank account in Portugal, crucial for monetary transactions and financial management.
  4. Physical Setup Coordination: Support in securing the ideal location for your business, handling lease terms, and facilitating utility services.
  5. Business Registration Management: Comprehensive handling of the registration process at the Commercial Registry (Registo Comercial), including documentation preparation and submission.
  6. Tax and VAT Alignment: Assistance with VAT registration and other pertinent fiscal requirements, liaising with the Tax Authority (Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira) to ensure full compliance.
  7. Regulatory Compliance Review: Detailed final check to confirm adherence to all Portuguese legal and regulatory requirements before operations begin.

 

Process: Our Approach

Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

  • Localised Insights: Leverage our deep understanding of the Portuguese business landscape to navigate complex regulations.
  • Tailored Strategic Approaches: Receive personalised setup plans that cater specifically to your business needs.
  • Efficient Procedure Management: Experience streamlined processes designed to get your business operational swiftly.
  • Comprehensive Setup Support: From legal advice to operational deployment, get all the support you need
  • Multilingual Professionals: Our lawyers all speak English fluently.
Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

Key Features of this Service

  • Adapted Market Entry Strategies
  • Strict Compliance with Portuguese Regulations
  • Full-Scope Business Setup and Support
Key Features 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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