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RETAIL & COMMERCIAL LICENSING

PLMJ has a retail and commercial licensing team of specialist lawyers who are perfectly equipped to deal with the challenges created by the dynamism and globalisation of brands and retails stores for the broadest range of goods and services. These lawyers share the skills and experience necessary to deal with every aspect of setting up, contracting, licensing and operation of every type of commercial establishment, both in Portugal and abroad.

The team has a special focus on the negotiation and setting up of the full range of small, medium and large commercial establishments from traditional high street stores to stores in shopping centres. Our lawyers use their experience to create innovative solutions for setting up new commercial establishments of every type, including both the food sector and the non-food sector. They also specialise in creating contractual mechanisms to protect trademarks, signs and the businesses of each type of retail operator.

Our dedicated team of retail and commercial licensing lawyers also handle all legal matters specific to every type of commercial establishment, franchising network or supermarket. These matters include specific licences, requirements, authorisations or rules that have to be addressed for every type of establishment, according to the commercial activity, size, location and operation of the same.

PLMJ’s retail and commercial licensing team also has broad experience in providing legal support in a broad range of projects from every sector of activity, as well as in advising major Portuguese and international retailers that want to create or develop business models, whether their own or under a franchising regime. These models are increasingly wide-ranging and diverse and involve both retail and wholesale models, and we work with clients operating in both the luxury goods and consumer goods markets.