Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, N183, 1 Esq, Lisboa, Portugal
We are a law office located in Lisbon, Portugal

Contact us: info@cscadvogada.com

We feel deep pride when we help our clients with their dream of internationalizing their operations through to the moment we incorporate the company and keep it fully operational. Many opportunities are hidden within Portugal and our mission is to help you explore new ventures in our country.

Our team of corporate English-speaking Lawyers in Lisbon will guide and advise you through the process of starting, developing and organising your company in Portugal. From opening your first business and deciding on a company name to expanding your business and even acquiring an existing company, we can help.
We provide legal advice and representation to businesses and organizations on a wide range of legal matters, such as corporate governance, contracts, intellectual property, labor law, and compliance with regulations.

Commercial Law Portugal

A company lawyer in Portugal can provide a wide range of services to businesses and organizations, including:

Corporate governance

Advising on the formation, organization, and management of the company, including the preparation and review of articles of incorporation, bylaws, and other organizational documents.


Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts, including employment contracts, supplier agreements, and service contracts.

Intellectual property

Advising on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

Labor law

Advising on labor law matters, including hiring, firing, and termination of employment, as well as compliance with labor regulations.


Advising on compliance with laws and regulations, including data protection, environmental regulations, and health and safety laws.

Litigation and dispute resolution

Representing the company in legal disputes, including contract disputes, intellectual property disputes, and labor disputes.

Mergers and acquisitions

Advising on the legal aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions.

Taxation: Advising on tax laws, regulations, and compliance, including corporate tax, value added tax, and other taxes.

Company opening Portugal

Our English-speaking Lawyers in Portugal will guide you through the company formation / opening process and advise you about the most suitable legal structure for your business. They will support you with details like the size of the company, the number of shareholders, the purpose of the business and other issues that will have tax implications.

Opening a company in Portugal involves several steps and can be a complex process. The specific steps and requirements will depend on the type of company and the industry, but generally, the process includes the following:

  1. Choosing a business structure: In Portugal, the most common types of business structures are the individual enterprise, the simplified joint-stock company, and the private limited company. Each structure has its own legal and tax implications, so it's important to choose the one that best suits the needs of the business.
  2. Registering the company: The company must be registered with the Portuguese Commercial Registry (Registo Comercial) and the Portuguese Institute of Registries and Notaries (IRN). This includes submitting the required documents and paying the relevant fees.
  3. Obtaining necessary licenses and permits: Depending on the type of business, there may be additional licenses and permits required, such as a trade license or a health and safety permit.
  4. Opening a bank account: A bank account will be needed to handle the company's financial transactions.
  5. Hiring employees: If the company plans to hire employees, it will need to comply with Portuguese labor laws, including registering with the social security system, and providing contracts.
  6. Complying with tax obligations: The company will be required to register with the tax authorities and comply with tax laws, including filing regular tax returns and paying taxes on time.
  7. Obtaining VAT number: In Portugal, you need to obtain VAT number (NIF) to be able to invoice.

It's advisable to seek professional advice from a lawyer or accountant to ensure that the process of opening a company in Portugal is completed correctly and in compliance with all legal requirements.

An accountant in Portugal is a professional who specializes in providing financial and accounting services to businesses and organizations. They can help with a wide range of financial and tax-related matters, such as:

  1. Bookkeeping: Recording and maintaining financial records, including income and expenses, and preparing financial statements such as balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.
  2. Tax compliance: Advising on tax laws and regulations, preparing and filing tax returns, and ensuring compliance with tax obligations.
  3. Payroll: Managing payroll, including calculating and withholding taxes, social security contributions, and other deductions.
  4. Budgeting and forecasting: Assisting with the preparation of budgets and financial forecasts to help the company plan for the future.
  5. Auditing: Conducting financial audits to ensure compliance with accounting standards and regulations.
  6. Financial planning: Advising on financial planning and investment strategies to help the company grow and achieve its financial goals.
  7. VAT compliance: Advising and helping with VAT compliance, including registering for VAT, issuing invoices and submitting VAT returns.
  8. Compliance with Portuguese laws: Advising on Portuguese accounting and tax laws, including compliance with local regulations.

Having an accountant can be especially important for a new company, as they can help ensure that the business stays financially stable and compliant with all relevant laws and regulations.

Other related services on commercial law

Branch office creation

We will help you launch a local branch your business without the expense of international travel. A branch office does not have its own legal identity or require a minimum share capital. It acts as an agent within the limit of the powers granted by the parent company. Lexidy can efficiently setup a branch office.

Purchasing a company

Our multilingual and experienced lawyers will guide you through the entire acquisition process, advising you on each step through and performing thorough due diligence until everything is completed for your peace-of-mind and security.

Debt Collection

Collecting overdue debts without legal help is very time-consuming, stressful and frustrating. You need to focus on day-to-day business operations and not chasing debtors. Lexidy can take on the challenge and help you reclaim your money – efficiently, legally and conveniently.

Register a trademark

A trademark is a sign that distinguishes one brand from another. Trademarks include words, logos, devices, other distinctive features and even a combination of these. The trademark registration process takes fas long as ten months to complete even without challenges to your application. Lexidy can help you accelerate the process and protect your brand and IP

Obtaining a tax ID number

NIF is the tax identification number for the Tax Authority. This ID is essential for registering taxes, establishing a business, opening a bank account and for most other documents. Our lawyers will save you time and money when becoming legally compliant in Portugal.

GDPR compliance

GDPR compliance means storing, maintaining and protect both your client and employee data according to strict EU-wide regulations. Lexidy can help you follow and understand the rules while you focus on the running of your business. Start the process today and minimize your operational risk our English-peaking Lawyers.

Our lawyers are experienced in a broad range of corporate law and commercial  law matters. We combine strong industry knowledge with a hands-on, on-the-ground, approach to projects and our team regularly assists businesses and corporations regarding transactions while also providing ongoing advisory services.

Our team regularly works with multinational corporations entering the European Union market through newly formed subsidiaries or expanding their presence through joint ventures, acquisitions or expanded sales and distribution channels. We provide practical, creative, and cost-effective advice for multinational companies doing business in Portugal, the European Union and beyond.

Our team provides comprehensive tax and estate planning services to allow efficient allocation of corporate benefits to shareholders and directors in every stage of life.

We have a broad and deep international business and corporate experience. We have assisted clients doing business in the global marketplace, regularly traveling to Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East to implement the best solutions.

Each team member respects the complexities and cultural sensitivities of cross-border business operations, working with foreign attorneys, accountants, and advisors to ensure proper coordination to meet the client’s goals.

We advise on the business survival and turnaround through a multi-disciplinary approach that involves tax, corporate, real estate and dispute resolution expertise. We also advise management teams in MBOs.

How we can help?

Corporate Housekeeping

As an autonomous entity, a corporation’s existence is contingent on the timely fulfillment of several formalities.

GFDL provides the necessary services for companies to comply with all government requirements. This includes corporate or contract examination, drafting and management, compliance surveys and due diligence.