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GERMAN DESK

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, for example, on the real estate market, and this gives rise to a need for advice on tax planning.

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 academic qualifications and practical 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 comprehensive assistance from the launch and establishment of commercial activities, through to complex investment transactions and including support for the day-to-day business of our clients.

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.