EDGE International Lawyers and its partners have over 30 years of experience in assisting foreign corporate and institutional clients with investments in Portugal, and with startups in a variety of sectors.

 The firm has a very strong corporate and commercial department, with experience in providing legal support to large multinational companies, as well as smaller international companies, with a presence in Portugal.

If you intend to set up a new company, a subsidiary company, or support and advice on investing in real estate in Portugal, we can advise you on the following key aspects:

Setting up a company in Portugal

Taxation advice on the use of Corporate Structure with the NHR programme

  • Introduction to appropriate jurisdictions, where required
  • Consideration and advice on the possible structures
  • Application of management and control provisions Controlled Foreign
  • Companies legislation
  • Any other Portuguese anti-avoidance provisions

Set up of a Portuguese Subsidiary/Branch, or stand alone company

  • Advice on name
  • Requesting and obtaining the necessary documents from the shareholders including any Power of Attorney
  • Consideration of and advice on starting and working capital
  • Directors
  • Articles of Association
  • Advice on start of activity and introduction to accountant; assistance with bank accounts

Ongoing legal services for the general affairs of the company

  • Provision of a registered office
  • Support with filings and compliance generally
  • General meeting and minute book services