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With almost twenty years of professional experience mainly in the area of business law, the Office represents the autonomy of the legal practice of its founding lawyer, graduated in Law from Lisbon University Law School – one of the two most prestigious Law Schools in Portugal – which intends to provide exceptional legal services in an integrated manner to companies and individuals, nationals and foreigners.
Since its creation in 2009, the Office has been successfully advising mainly foreign clients with their investments in Portugal whether they are private individuals, small, medium, or large companies.
The Office makes part of an international network of independent and business specialized Law Offices, in a non-exclusivity regime, present in more than 100 countries over the 5 continents, which allows its national and foreign clients to benefit from a permanent and trustworthy legal support when investing and developing their activities in any of such countries.
provides integrated legal services in all areas of law, although it focuses mainly on the following:
The Office provides integrated legal services in all areas of law, although it focuses mainly in the following:
The Portuguese Government has approved recently a legal regime in order to grant a residence permit for investment activities in the country, the so-called Golden Visa.
Among other possibilities, non-European Union investors that purchase real estate in Portugal worth at least 350.000,00 (three hundred and fifty thousand euros) or 500.000,00 (five hundred thousand euros) will be qualified for the Golden Visa, provided other legal requirements are also met such as the absence of a criminal record.
The main advantage of the Golden Visa is that investors will be granted the right to move freely within the Schengen Area while making a secure investment in an increasingly attractive real estate market. Following the period of the Golden Visa, there is also the possibility to apply for Portuguese nationality provided certain conditions are fulfilled.
The Golden Visa regime also allows for the regrouping of the family members.
The Portuguese Government has approved recently the so-called Non-Habitual Residency Tax Regime.
The main advantages of this new legal regime are that personal income tax will be charged at a flat rate of 20% during a period of 10 years on labour income obtained in Portugal and there will be no double taxation (exemption in Portugal) for pensions, employment or self-employment income obtained abroad. This means that, depending on the applicable Double Tax Treaty, a foreign national may even not pay any tax at all (in Portugal or abroad) on certain type of income.
The above mentioned flat rate of 20% will apply to income derived from high value-added activities of a scientific, artistic or technical nature, such as i) architects, engineers and similar ii) artists, actors and musicians iii) auditors and tax advisers iv) physicians and dentists v) teachers and academics vi) psychologists vii) self-employed, technicians and similar, including namely biologists and experts in life sciences, computer programmers and activities related to information technologies and informatics, scientific investigation and development activities, designers viii) investors, directors and managers of companies promoting productive investment under projects qualifying to and covered by a contract of tax benefits executed under the Investment Tax Code x) business executives
– Awarded ‘Best Law Firm – Portugal’ by Wealth & Finance International Business Awards 2015.
– Awarded ‘Most outstanding corporate law firm – Portugal’ by Corporate LiveWire M&A Awards 2015;
– Awarded ‘Excellence in business – Portugal’ by Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards 2015;
– Portuguese leading customer service law firm of the year by ACQ5 Law Awards 2014;
– Portuguese overall law firm of the year by ACQ5 Global Awards 2014;
– Portuguese tax law firm of the year by Acquisition International M&A Awards 2014;
– Portuguese overall law firm of the year by ACQ5 Global Awards 2013;
– Portuguese boutique tax firm of the year by Acquisition International Tax Awards 2013;
– Portuguese real estate law firm of the year by Acquisition International M&A Awards 2012;
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