Lamares, Capela & Associados provides services in the area of Corporate Law to business owners, entrepreneurs, national or international companies.

We follow and handle the process of starting a business in Portugal and act in different phases of their corporate life, whether being startups or others.

The services provided may include:

  • Support for setting a business in Portugal (negotiations and investments)
  • The incorporation, dissolution and winding up of companies;
  • Services inherent to the development of the business activity and its internal organization (statutory changes, agreements between partners, etc.);
  • Legal assistance and counselling on foreign investments in Portugal;
  • Assistance in the analysis, review and negotiation of international contracts; and
  • Counselling on insolvency proceedings and company restructuring;
  • Licensing of commercial activities and others.

Find out more about the Startup Visa Portugal, aimed at foreign entrepreneurs who want to open a company in Portugal.

We also provide other services, such as:

  • Notarial acts (powers of attorney, certification of documents, certification of translations, authentication of documents, etc.);
  • Analysis and certification of the documents necessary for the issuance of the tax identification number (TIN);
  • Visit to the Tax Authorities Office to obtain the TIN and representation for tax purposes;
  • Maintenance of the representation for tax purposes;
  • Collection of information by meetings with several bank institutions thus presenting data specific to the operation;
  • Presentation of the information collected regarding the detailed advantages and costs of each bank institution;
  • Meeting at the chosen bank in representation of the bank account future holder for prior document validation, and personal assistance at the time of opening the bank account;
  • Information on bank financing modalities or access to Community funds;
  • Registration in Social Security and other mandatory institutions;
  • Development of strategies and counselling on investment monetization;
  • Representation before several services companies to start the relevant contracts (electricity, gas, water, telephone, television, post offices); and
  • Headquarters and fiscal address for our clients.

Associated Areas

Additionally, we provide guidance or counselling on other subjects that may also be of our clients’ need or interest, namely: Portuguese nationality/citizenship, visas and residence permits in Portugal, family reunification, Golden Visa, Non-Habitual Resident Status, accreditation of foreign diplomas, investment, monetisation and management of real estate, inheritances, social security and others.

We know and recommend professionals from other related areas and of the clients’ interest such as market studies, accounting and taxation, financing and community funds, marketing and others.