Recent years have seen a considerable increase in the number of Portuguese companies operating in the German market and in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and there has been a similar increase in companies from these countries investing in the Portuguese market. This situation has led to growth in the demand for legal services, whether in the preparation of agreements, in providing support for the everyday activities of companies, in the enforcement of obligations or even in debt collection. The economic activity between Portuguese companies and those from other European markets also has effects on, for example, the real estate market, and this gives rise to a need for advice on tax management.
To meet these needs, PLMJ’s German Desk PLMJ offers legal support backed by extensive knowledge of the different legal systems involved. Among other languages, the lawyers are fluent in German and in Portuguese and one of them is a German national. Besides this, all of them have the preparation and experience necessary to provide legal support under ideal conditions to companies from Germany and from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe that have a presence in Portugal. Through a base that includes the commercial departments of embassies in a number of countries, with which PLMJ maintains close relationships, the German Desk is perfectly positioned to provide legal advice to clients based in Portugal and to Portuguese clients with a presence in the other countries served by the German Desk. The support provided includes permanent assistance form the launch and establishment of commercial activities, through to complex investment transactions and covering everyday routine needs.
The fact that PLMJ maintains working relationships with a large number of German law firms also allows it to provide support to Portuguese companies operating in the German market.
“A network of joint ventures in a number of Portuguese-speaking countries around the world means that clients can be assured not only of a broader-based service on an international level, but also that a good proportion of the firm’s lawyers have first-hand experience working in the very jurisdictions in which they are doing business.”
Jornal de Negócios interview with Vasco Ataíde Marques and Vicente Voigt de Oliveira - German Desk has not competition in Portugal
PLMJ News, 2013-02-15