Services for Companies
Ongoing legal services during the state of emergency
EDGE International Lawyers is a Law Firm with extensive expertise in assisting international and Portuguese companies with their matters in Portugal. Our experienced team of Portuguese lawyers and English solicitors provides legal solutions for both international and domestic clients.
At EDGE we understand that our corporate clients need our continued support and assistance, now more than ever, and we are already providing solutions for existing and new clients, particularly to SMEs. but it is also mandatory for us to adopt best practices in compliance with the State of Emergency legislation.
In order to ensure an efficient response time, a specific team has been constituted. The team is supervised by Geoffrey Graham, Senior Partner and Gonçalo Figueira, Senior Associate. The other principal team members are Filipa Portela, André Pinho, Raquel Cabral Duarte, and Carolina Vieira.
The range of services which we can provided remotely and at our offices (if essential) will include:
Covid-19 Corporate legal services
COVID-19 company action plan
Many companies are focussing on the immediate economic consequences of the COVID-19 virus on their businesses and are seeking solutions to mitigate these consequences.as a result, we are providing company support services which include: undertaking a company diagnostic; making an assessment of the available financial and legal support under the new COVID-19 legislation; agreeing an action plan; assisting with the implementation of this plan.
Company Set Up
The Commercial Registry Departments in Portugal are working remotely and, as a consequence, it is taking some more time to finalize the incorporation of a company. But, due to our ability to expedite the necessary documents and decades of experience dealing with companies incorporation, we are able to file all the documents and incorporate a company in around one week.
Registering a Foreign Entity and obtaining a Portuguese tax number
For the purposes of issuing tax numbers, it is necessary to fix an appointment with the Companies House (RNPC) services or apply online and at the moment it is proving more difficult to obtain these appointments. As a result, there is considerably more work involved.
Registration of UBO’s
In order to comply with Portuguese legislation all UBO’s must be registered. This is a service we can provide with all the necessary advice. Anytime there is a change to UBO’s or its details a declaration should be made. Upon request an annual pack can be provided.
Company’s Contracts and Acts
We are able to provide all sorts of corporate documents, namely drafting share purchase agreements and the documentation required to implement, for example, increases of share capital, appointments and resignations of directors.
Bank Account opening and other bank services
Through our extensive network we can assist clients with the corporate bank account opening, using a Power of Attorney as necessary. We can set up a meeting with the bank and prepare all the documents required for this meeting beforehand. Due to our network, our clients receive preferential treatment. We can also assist with providing the necessary liaising in respect of the financial assistance available, namely connected with special COVID-19 credit lines created by the Portuguese government together with the main banks.
Powers of Attorney and Certified copies
We can provide certified copies of documents and Powers of Attorney. EDGE
Our aim is to, as far as possible, support both new and existing clients, as well as our partners, in the same that we always have. This will mean that, during the COVID-19 crisis, our clients and partners can continue to fully rely on us and, after the crisis has passed, they will have the best possible positioning to take advantage of the new market conditions.