PLMJ Advogados, SP, RL

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Investment Guides

Pratical Guide to Real Estate Investment in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique

PLMJ has built a sound network of partnerships in Portuguese-speaking countries and in the principal target markets for Portuguese investments that enables it to provide legal advice without borders. PLMJ Network brings together leading firms from each country, with a deep respect for local professional ethics rules and shared high service standards that our clients know they can depend on.

This is a network of contacts and cooperation between law firms created to make the most of resources and synergies, and enable us to respond to all our clients’ needs.

Investing and living in Portugal: the private investor’s guide

Portugal is known around the world for its year-round pleasant climate, its endless Atlantic coastline and welcoming people. Thanks to one of the lowest crime rates in the European Union, a vast network of motorways, a cost of living well below the EU average and the ease with which its people communicate in many different foreign languages, Portugal has become a destination of choice as a place to live or invest.

This guide serves as a "map" for anyone who would like to invest and/or live in Portugal, taking full advantage of the various beneficial legal frameworks that are available. From buying a property to passing it on to your heirs, while benefiting from advantageous tax rules, the Portuguese system is set up to bring unparalleled advantages for anyone who would like to invest in the country.

Mozambique Overview - Economic Outlook for 2016

Benefitting from a strategic location, Mozambique is seen as a gateway to the markets of the SADC (Southern African Development Community), which brings together around 280 million consumers .

The country is seen as a success case among African economies and has been playing an increasingly pivotal role in southern Africa, especially because of its potential as a supplier of energy to the region.

Mozambique is a country with abundant natural resources, in particular, its hydro-electric potential, natural gas reserves, coal and minerals (gold, precious stones, titanium and bauxite, among others). It also has 2500 km of coastline with extensive fishery resources and its principal source of exports, the developing aluminium industry .

Angola Overview - Economic Outlook for 2016

Until 2012, Angola had enjoyed considerable increases in trade, but over recent years, it has witnessed a fall in these values. Nevertheless, in the period 2010-2014, Angolan export sales developed positively. In terms of ranking, in 2013, the country recorded its best position in both imports and exports – 49th place among exporters and 71st place among importers.

When it comes to the main products exported by Angola, the information made available by the ITC for 2014 reveals the central importance of energy products for the Angolan economy (98.2% of total exports). This leaves the country’s balance of trade very vulnerable to fluctuations in the price of oil in the international markets.

Portugal Investment Guide 2014

Over its 40-year history, PLMJ has been involved in countless investment projects in Portugal. The firm has handled projects from industry to commerce, services to agriculture and leveraged equity processes to complex project finance investment contracts. With a focus on both the internal growth of the national business framework and on directly attracting foreign investment, we have advised on everything from setting up a simple local branch to negotiating huge investment contracts with the relevant authorities, involving financial, tax and other incentives. In all these projects, PLMJ has been at its clients’ side providing the support necessary at every step of the way.

Investment Guide in Portugal 2014

Investment in Portugal and the internationalisation of the Portuguese economy had a range of support instruments available to them under the EU structural funds programme (2007-20013) through the National Strategic Reference Framework (Quadro de Referência Estratégico Nacional) referred to here by its Portuguese initials “QREN”.

The pursuit of this goal was put into practice, on the level of the different Operational Programmes and with the support of the Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund, by creating three Thematic Operational Agendas focusing on three crucial areas of intervention: Human Potential, Competitiveness of the Economy and Land Use Development.

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