boutique law firm

We are aligned with the boutique law firm concept and have an experienced team in key areas of law, including immigration and nationality (i.e. Golden Visa), real estate, commercial, intellectual property, family and inheritance.

In the area of immigration, we have pioneered Golden Visa procedures for investment activities in low density areas, and have a 100% success rate in the hundreds of Golden Visa, immigration and nationality cases we have conducted for our clients.

We are also highly experienced in implementing small and large corporate transactions, both domestic and international, and in conducting and handling all legal aspects of a business.

We are designed to provide the best support to private clients, entrepreneurs, creatives, small and medium sized companies.

We are highly skilled in immigration and nationality issues. We follow each case in an extremely personal and meticulous manner, and we are very proud of our results and the testimonials we have received from our clients over the years.

We have considerable experience in cases concerning the granting of Portuguese nationality to descendants of Portuguese citizens, as well as the granting of nationality to residents in Portuguese territory, to ascendants, married or in non-marital partnership, of Portuguese citizens, and to Portuguese born in the former Portuguese State of India, in the Independent Overseas Territories and to descendants of Portuguese Sephardic Jews

Over the years, we have processed hundreds of visa and residence permit applications, and we know which modality best suits our clients' interests.

We have been operating the Golden Visa programme since its inception, with a 100% success rate and hundreds of residence permits granted. We have been pioneers in granting residence permits for investment activities for the acquisition of real estate in low density areas (those that, being intended for residential housing, will be the only ones allowed by the Law that will come into force on January 1, 2022, and that can benefit from a 20% discount, if located in specific low density areas).

In this context, we also provide the necessary advice to benefit from the non-habitual resident regime.

Our Real Estate Desk is expert in a wide range of urban and rural property issues, such as acquisitions, leases, legal exchanges, donations, division of assets and other related contracts. We are highly experienced in the follow-up of investment projects, tourism projects and other large-scale real estate operations.

We support companies from the moment of incorporation, including structuring services, representation at general meetings, coordination between corporate bodies and mediation of shareholders' interests in the preparation of shareholders' agreements. We focus on supporting domestic and foreign SMEs, offering tailor-made solutions for the drafting, review and negotiation of commercial contracts.

We advise on the restructuring of both national and foreign companies, covering mergers, incorporations and demergers. PaxLegal attaches particular importance to corporate governance, through active monitoring in the implementation, enforcement and supervision of corporate governance rules.

We assist the client in defining the role of intellectual property in the overall business strategy. We work with relevant local and international entities, and maintain relationships with overseas associates, to provide the comprehensive service that this area of law requires.

We understand the specific needs and dynamics of the creative industries. We are prepared to assist the client in all aspects of the business, including acting for the various players in the relevant market, such as entrepreneurs, designers, creatives, models, photographers and producers.

In parallel, we provide services related to privacy and data protection, as well as assistance with consumer law issues.

Our Litigation & Debt Collection department has outstanding experience in the field of judicial and extrajudicial debt collection for companies. At the same time, we have advised a large number of private clients in the defense of their rights in all types of judicial and pre-judicial actions.

For 30 years, we have been supporting our clients in very complex issues related to the regulation of parental responsibilities, divorce and property division by divorce and inheritance, curatorships, inventory procedures, donations and wills. The results we have achieved are a reflection of our professionalism, dedication and commitment.

We advise on all circumstances and procedures arising from the employment relationship, both from the point of view of the company and the employee. We assist you in matters of compliance with labour regulations and have experience in the conduct and monitoring of disciplinary and labour litigation procedures.

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