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We are a team of lawyers based in Portugal with a strong background in corporate law, taxes and global mobility. We also work with real estate, labor and family laws in Portugal.

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COMMERCIAL LAW

Commercial structures and institutions in Portugal are multiplying and, in particular, commercial companies assume an unprecedented size and importance. Obligations of businessmen, business companies, special trade contracts, credit securities, intellectual property, are themes in this area.

REAL ESTATE LAW

Our area of real estate law in Portugal is dedicated in an integrated way to the areas of real estate, urbanism and tourism. We provide advice, in all aspects related to these areas to national and international investors and developers, namely, investors, Family Offices, banks and insurance companies.

TAX LAW

The area of Tax Law in Portugal develops its performance at the level of the different taxes in force in the country (IRS, IRC, VAT, taxes on assets, stamp tax and tax benefits) and, well, law international tax law, in search of efficient and innovative tax solutions for companies and individuals.

LABOR LAW

Labor law focuses on industrial relations. It is a highly complex issue and directly affects all people working in the labor market. The Portuguese Labor Code contains the directives on labor law, which is what allows it to regulate labor relations between employers and workers.

IMMIGRATION

Anyone wishing to live in Portugal to live, study or work must apply for a visa for Portugal at the Portuguese embassy or consulate in their country. Everything, from a visa for those who want to study to special visas for those who want to invest and do business in Portugal or simply live in Portugal.

FAMILY LAW

Family Law is the set of legal rules that regulate interpersonal relationships arising from some type of family bond. Consensual or litigious divorce, separation of assets, regime of parental responsibilities, transcription of the marriage that occurred abroad, child custody and others issues.

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We bet on specialization. We bring together the professional and academic experience necessary to continue to be essential partners in the life and business of our customers in Portugal.

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Livros Carolina Felix

Offices in Brasil & Portugal

Legal advice, permanent or specific, to local companies, multinational groups and individuals, on any issue related to Portuguese or Brazilian law with offices in Lisbon, Porto and Rio de Janeiro.

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Portugal

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Portugal is trending. In addition to being the third most peaceful country in the world, having one of the best qualities of life and an enviable climate, it is an excellent gateway to business in Europe.

Portugal will earn 56,000 millionaires in the next five years.

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Portugal is world champion in quality of life for expats.

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Portugal rises to the third most peaceful country in the world.

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  • How to get residence permit in Portugal?
  • Rent or buy a property?
  • Income taxes, how to do?
  • How to open a company in Portugal?
  • Labor laws, how do they work in Portugal?
  • Corporate taxes in Portugal.
  • Government subsidies and incentives, how to get it?
  • Real estate and business financing in Portugal.
CORPORATE

Profit distributions. How to make?

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TAXES

Non-habitual residence as a tax planning option

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REAL ESTATE

The crisis and house prices in Portugal after pandemy

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How to open a company in Portugal

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Opening a company in Portugal has become even easier and faster. The process is simpler and the Portuguese government has sought to stimulate entrepreneurship, also encouraging foreign investors.The foreign entrepreneur visa in Portugal is the D2 visa, for more details on how it works it is important to consult a lawyer specialized in the subject. , it is possible to open a small company in Portugal without leaving your home, on the internet on the Empresa Online website of the Citizen Portal, as well as personally in the “Empresa na hora” posts around the country.

What documentation is required to open a company in Portugal?

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Social security registration; Business Registration; declaration of beginning of activity; admissibility certificate; deposit of share capital; constitutive act of society; bank account in Portugal; start of activity with the NIB (bank number) - it is usually the accountant who does this.

How much does it cost to open a company in Portugal?

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The cost of the act of opening a company in Portugal is 360 €, the amount includes the commercial registration and the process of incorporating the company. Payment must be made at the time of opening the company and includes the commercial registration and publications of the company's constitution. If the entrepreneur has properties linked to the company, the value may be higher. The cost of the company's share capital, the accountant, the monthly taxes and other monthly expenses of the company must also be taken into account (eg, room rental; electricity; water; internet; telephone; insurance; advertising / disclosure; bank interest / fees; salaries, etc.).

What are the taxes on Portuguese companies?

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IRC (17% in the first € 15,000 profit and 21% after that amount); Tax (up to 1.5%) - municipal tax; VAT of 6%, 13% or 23% on billing (varies depending on the product or service); Single Social Rate - Tax on employees' salaries (23.5%).

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Cofounders

Dra. Carolina Felix

DRA. CAROLINA FELIX

LISBOA - LEIRIA

Taxes and Real Estate
Dra. Dandhara Grammatico

DRA. DANDHARA GRAMMATICO

RIO DE JANEIRO

Compliance and Corporate
Dra. Marilia Moraes

DRA. MARÍLIA MORAES

PORTO

Global Mobility and Economics

Partners

Dra. Paloma

DRA. PALOMA MELO

GERMANY

Contracts and Immigration
Dra. Priscila Aguiar

DRA. PRISCILA AGUIAR

PORTUGAL

Labour and Family
Dra. Juliana Musmanno

DRA. JULIANA MUSMANNO

ENGLAND

Family and Immigration

Commercial Law

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Business law in Portugal is a branch of private law that can be understood as the set of disciplinary rules for the business activity of the entrepreneur and any natural or legal person in Portugal. Carolina Felix Advogados has a group of specialists in business law in Portugal at your disposal, including in import and export processes for commercial goods and for personal use, both for individuals and legal entities.

Fiscal Law

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The area of Tax Law in Portugal develops its performance in terms of the different taxes in force in Portugal (IRS, IRC, VAT, excise taxes, taxes on assets, stamp tax and tax benefits) and, well, the law international tax law, in search of efficient and innovative tax solutions. Our tax law department provides recurring or specific tax advisory services to national companies or multinational groups and individuals. Legal consultation in general comprises the legal tax structuring of investment and divestment operations, national or international, in all sectors of activity, tax assistance for business reorganization operations, tax support for the issuance and trading of financial assets, tax advice real estate investments, tax monitoring of residence transfer processes.

Real Estate Law

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Our area of real estate law in Portugal is dedicated in an integrated way to the areas of real estate, urbanism and tourism. We provide advice, in all aspects related to these areas, to investors and developers, national and international, namely investors, Family Offices, banks and insurance companies. In general, to all types of companies that, within the scope of their activity, need specialized advice on real estate law in Portugal.

Labor Law

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Labor law is the set of rules and legal principles that regulate the relationship between workers and employers. This involves the different types of employment contract that exist, defining the rules of action for companies and employees within the scope of each employment relationship. Therefore, it is always important to look for a qualified lawyer to better understand the different types of employment contract: fixed-term employment contract, part-time employment contract, intermittent employment, service commission, telework, temporary work, employment contract. open-ended work, open-ended employment contract

Family Law

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Family Law is the set of legal rules that regulate interpersonal relationships arising from some type of family bond. Some areas of action: consensual or litigious divorce (including between foreign citizens in Portugal and / or between Portuguese and foreign citizens), separation of assets and successions, regime of parental responsibilities, alteration of the marriage and property regime, transcription of the marriage that occurred abroad, preventive estate planning (for example, in view of the debts of either spouse), child custody, child adoption process; de facto union procedure, guardianship, custody, interdiction, filiation and paternity investigation.

Immigration and Global Mobility

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With respect to immigration processes in Portugal, except for citizens of the European Union, in which there are only formalities regarding permanence in the country when it lasts for more than three months, the entry and legal stay of foreign citizens in Portugal and immigration in Portugal it is subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions. Legal residence in Portugal, that is, with the title of a residence permit, which can be granted, for example, for the exercise of a professional, research or investment activity, guarantees foreigners access to a set of rights, from the outset, access to education, health and courts, and the right to family reunification.

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