Legal Services

The firm has expertise in several areas, with specialized lawyers giving sustainable solutions for the resolution of matters assisted within the practice. The firm has a number of areas of specialist expertise: banking law; securities law; commercial industrial and corporate law; administrative law; real estate; intellectual property, copyright and entertainment law; labour and employment law; mining, oil and energy law; telecommunications and e-commerce; tax and international tax planning;  litigation and arbitration.

The firm advises on the drafting of all types of international contracts including distribution, agency and joint venture agreements. The firm also has considerable experience in mergers and acquisitions at both national and international levels.

A wide range of multinational companies are represented by the firm. Many of these have been advised from their initial start-up in Portugal through to ongoing full operation. Such work may include the legal advice and necessary follow-up to obtain EU subsidies, industrial licensing, incorporation of companies, advice on competition, environmental and labour law, as well as a further full range of legal services.

The firm also provides counsel on competition, anti-trust, and environment law.

This is a field where the firm is specialized in particular regarding corporate and project finance – where it has participated in several of the largest transactions of this nature performed in Portugal – as well as in the development of market efficiency driven banking products.

Several of the major foreign banks opening in Portugal since 1986 were licensed through the firm’s services, and on-going legal representation has taken place; the same may be said for some large insurance companies.

The firm is active in this field of law, in particular in the following areas: investments funds, listings, offers, issues and trading in securities, private placements, management buy outs and derivatives, including securities transactions within the scope of privatisations.

The firm equally advises on public procurement and administrative contracts, and undertakes litigation in administrative and tax courts.

Leading developers, institutional investors and property funds are all advised by the firm. It also works on major residential, leisure and commercial property projects throughout Portugal, including Lisbon, Oporto, and the Algarve.

Advice is given on the complex intellectual property and copyright law, particularly the neighbouring rights of the recording industry. Advice is also given on theatrical performance rights.

The firm advises on labour contracts, company employment, restructuring and labour negotiations.

With expertise gained in major projects in the mining, oil and energy sector across Angola and Portugal, the firm represents leading oil and mining companies and their associated industries, recently including the growing renewable energies area.

Licensing contracts, cross-border advice, and negotiations with authorities are all areas where the firm offers advice.

Abreu & Marques, has a dedicated Tax Department with specialised tax lawyers including a former Deputy Director of the Portuguese Tax Authority. Full tax advice for corporations and individuals is provided, according to international tax scenarios Tax litigation is one of the main areas of activity in this sector.

The firm has extensive experience of litigation in both civil and administrative courts including intervention in national and international arbitrations. It offers a specialised Litigation Department with several lawyers.

Expertise Individuals

We provide high quality legal services for individual clients. We work with our clients. We have a specialized team focused on helping our clients that wish to obtain the ARI/ Golden Visa authorization.

Expertise Institutions

We provide high quality legal services in several jurisdictions and we are oriented to help finding the solution for our clients. 

About the Firm

We achieve excellence in every task we undertake. We earn the support and trust of our clients as a consequence of the wide range of solutions provided.

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