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Company Registration in Portugal Legal Consultation

Get help Incorporating your company in Portugal with our Team of Expert Lawyers.

Opening a business in Portugal

Take the first step towards realizing your entrepreneurial dreams by incorporating a company in Portugal and turning your business idea into a thriving reality! 

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How can a lawyer help with company formation in Portugal?

Incorporating a company can be complicated, especially in a foreign country like Portugal. But it doesn’t have to be. Our experienced corporate lawyers will guide you through the entire process, from forming a Limited or Public Limited Company, to trademark searches and beyond.

By choosing Lexidy LegalTech Boutique, you can ensure your company’s structure is designed for success. Our legal professionals have the expert knowledge and practical experience necessary to reduce costs and simplify the bureaucratic process.

In addition to handling the company incorporation process, our lawyers can serve as your power of attorney, representing your business before Portuguese officials, and saving you time and money on travel costs.

Don’t let the complexities of starting a business in Portugal hold you back. Trust the team at Lexidy LegalTech Boutique to set your business on the path to success. Contact us today to learn how we can help.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Don’t try to go through the Company Formation process on your own. Seek the help of an experienced corporate lawyer to increase your chances of success and make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

One of the best ways to start, grow or expand your business in Portugal is through company formation. Some businesses enter the country to sell products or services. Some people use Portuguese territory as a base for operations in South America because the languages spoken there are similar to the Portuguese language and culture. That, combined with a business-friendly climate for new companies, has elevated Portugal to a new start-up hub. 

Company formation agents will help you start a business and register a company correctly. They will help you understand whether a limited liability company (LLC), general partnership or private company is the best organizational structure.

Whatever the motivation or goal, several legal entities in Portugal can be used:

  • Subsidiary: This involves creating a new company. However, it is linked to an existing company and acts as a shareholder of the new entity. The shareholder company can be a local Portuguese business or an overseas enterprise. The new company, however, will have its independent legal personality.
  • Branch: This corporate structure does not have its own legal personality separate from its head office. However, it has a “tax personality” in its territory. They are considered non-resident IRC taxpayers with the permanent establishment.

They will have to comply with all tax and accounting obligations outlined in Portuguese law. This includes declaring the start of the activity, payments on account, VAT returns, issuing invoices and more.

The accounting of the branches must be prepared and centralized in Portugal, covering only the operations that take place in Portugal.

A branch does not have its own legal personality and is not a separate company. However, it is necessary to compute the branch’s result separately for management reasons and taxation and tax compliance purposes.

  • Associations: These are non-profit types of companies and maybe cultural, social, or other. They may pursue the following objectives: 
  1. Support for children and young people
  2. family support; support for social and community integration;
  3. protection of citizens in old age and disability 
  • Foundations:  these are legal persons focused on executing a socially relevant purpose, whether religious, moral, cultural or of assistance. Foundations can pursue but are not limited to the following objectives
  1. aiding people with disabilities; 
  2. preventing and ending poverty; 
  3. promoting humanitarian support actions;
  4. protecting citizens in old age and disability 
  5. and resolving housing problems.

🇵🇹 Why should I start a business in Portugal?

Take the first step towards realizing your entrepreneurial dreams by incorporating a company in Portugal and turning your business idea into a thriving reality!

Frequently Bought Together

Tax ID Number (NIF - Portugal)

New residents in Portugal require a Tax ID Number (NIF) for financial transactions and compliance with tax obligations and public services access.

Authorisations & Licenses

People need authorizations and licenses when opening a company in Portugal to comply with legal requirements and regulations governing business operations in the country.

Domiciliation at Lexidy’s Address

Domiciliation at Lexidy provides a physical address for your business, which is necessary for receiving official communications, establishing a business presence, and complying with legal requirements, while also giving your company a professional and trustworthy image.

Our Team

We are a department formed by qualified legal experts who have been trained in the field of corpoRate law. We work on these requests every day and it’s our passion. For us, Lexidy is a way of life and what excites us the most is to be able to deliver the happiness and satisfaction of a successful process. We want to help you achieve your goals and dreams.

Vitória Galli

Vitória Galli

Maria Eduarda

Maria Eduarda

Legal Trainee

Rita Figueiredo

Lawyer, Head of Lisbon

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