SPORTS LAW

COMMERCIAL AND
CORPORATE LAW

PHARMACEUTICAL
LAW

CIVIL
LITIGATION

CIVIL AND
COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS

CRIMINAL LAW AND
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFENSES

LABOR
LAW

FAMILY AND
INHERITANCE LAW

PRIVACY AND PROTECTION
OF PERSONAL DATA

RECOVERY OF CREDIT
AND INSOLVENCY

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

TAX
LAW

SPORTS LAW

We have a privileged knowledge of the sporting phenomenon and its legal specificities, and an extensive experience in this area, in which we provide, on a permanent basis, specialized and transversal legal advice to some national sports federations. In addition, we also regularly monitor the athletes, coaches and clubs (national and international).

In this area we act, fundamentally, in the following matters:

  • Sports litigation (Tribunal Arbitral do Desporto and Court of Arbitration for Sport);
  • Sports disciplinary law (with national and international federations);
  • Regulamentação desportiva;
  • Sports regulation;
  • Contracts (sports contracts, sponsorship contracts and contracts for use of image rights);
  • Sports labour law; and,
  • Tax law.
COMMERCIAL AND CORPORATE LAW

We provide transversal and specialized legal advice, capable of responding to all moments of the ‘business life’. Always based on the specific knowledge of the business area in question, we both act in a preventive perspective (risk analysis and compliance), as well as in the monitoring of the negotiation and formalization of transactions or business restructuring.

In this area we act, fundamentally, in the following matters:

  • Merger and acquisition operations (transfer of shareholdings and assignment);
  • Division of companies;
  • ‘Due diligences’; and,
  • Transformation of companies.
PHARMACEUTICAL LAW

With more than two dozen pharmacies in our portfolio, this is an area in which we work regularly, providing specialized legal advice on regulatory matters to these clients. In addition, we also have experience in legal issues related to pharmacovigilance and the manufacture and introduction of medicines on the market.

In this area we act, fundamentally, in the following matters:

  • Compliance;
  • Marketing authorization procedure;
  • Medication licensing; and,
  • Patents and trademarks.
CIVIL LITIGATION

Litigation of a civil nature often involves a judicial solution. In this context, we represent our clients in court, providing a highly specialized and personalized service, evaluating the cost/benefit of the proceedings, expectations of success and keeping clients informed about the course of the same.

The legal actions in which we intervene have as their object:

  • Road accidents;
  • Medical malpractice;
  • Injury of rights;
  • Accidents at work;
  • Breach of contracts;
  • Relations between neighbours (joint owners).
CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS

Natural and legal persons (e.g. commercial companies, foundations, associations) often enter into relationships of a mandatory nature; enter into contracts and maintain legal relationships with other persons throughout their life/existence. We advise on the preparation and monitoring of compliance with these contracts.

Among the contracts that we prepare, we highlight the following:

  • Purchase and sale (of real estate or movable assets);
  • Lease;
  • Donation;
  • Trustee;
  • Loan;
  • Agency;
  • Franchise;
  • Concession;
  • Assignment.
CRIMINAL LAW AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFENSES

Litigation of a criminal nature arises from the commission of a crime; those of an administrative nature are generated by the commission of administrative offenses (e.g. in the development of economic activities). We assure with dedication and strategy the defence of our clients in the corresponding criminal or administrative proceedings. We also represent crime victims in the exercise of their rights, in particular to obtain the conviction of the crime agent with a penalty and to compensate the victim for the damages caused.

LABOR LAW

We provide, daily, legal advice specialized in the area of labor law, having the necessary versatility to face and respond, with the same rigor, to the legal problems both from the perspective of the employee and the employer. In addition, we are also able to respond to issues related to the employment relationship, such as those relating to social security and disputes with the Authority for Working Conditions (Autoridade para as Condições no Trabalho – ACT).

In this area we act, fundamentally, in the following matters:

  • Preparation of employment contracts;
  • Labor disputes;
  • Disciplinary labour law;
  • Dismissals and termination agreements regarding employment contracts;
  • Confidentiality and non-competition agreements;
  • Legal advice on the management of human resources.
FAMILY AND INHERITANCE LAW

Aware that family relations are often an important focus of conflict, with a very negative effect on the emotional stability of those involved, we provide specialized legal advice to avoid such conflicts and, where this is not possible, to reduce its effects on our clients. We also focus on the important area of children and young people, monitoring and preparing agreements for the regulation of parental responsibility. We also provide counselling in the family property area, either regarding the management of the same, or judicial or extrajudicial property sharing proceedings.

In this area we act, fundamentally, in the following matters:

  • Preparation of marriage contracts;
  • Divorce (litigious and by mutual consent);
  • Regulation of Parental Responsibilities;
  • Wills;
  • Property sharing.
PRIVACY AND PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA

Along with the evolution of the information society, we have accompanied our clients in the matter of privacy and protection of personal data. We advise on the elaboration of privacy policies and other documentation necessary to fulfil all the requirements of national and European legislation. We also represent the companies in the scope of the contacts made with the National Data Protection Commission (Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados), as well as any citizen who feels injured in the misuse of his personal data.

In this area we act, fundamentally, in the following matters:

  • Preparation in the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation;
  • Representation of companies in the scope of the contacts made with the National Data Protection Commission (Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados);
  • Elaboration of privacy policies and internal regulations;
  • Review and implementation of procedures in the field of human resources management and recruitment.
RECOVERY OF CREDIT AND INSOLVENCY

We have an extensive experience in the judicial and extrajudicial resolution to recover credits in default, including their renegotiation. In turn, we provide legal advice on the follow-up of recovery mechanisms for companies and natural persons or, if there is no alternative, on filling and processing the respective insolvency proceedings.

In this area we act, fundamentally, in the following matters:

  • Debt collection;
  • Orders for payment;
  • Insolvency proceedings;
  • Special Revitalization Procedure;
  • Debt negotiation;
  • Representation of creditors in insolvency proceedings.
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

We provide legal advice in all areas of public law, whether regarding regulatory matters, contracting, licensing or public procurement, through the issuance of opinions, legal consultation and also monitoring a particular project or operation.

Our work in this area consists of:

  • Legal support for competing entities in the context of public tenders and pre-contractual procedures;
  • Assistance in the preparation and submission of reports and documents for regulatory entities;
  • Legal representation in the field of administrative litigation and administrative arbitration.
TAX LAW

Aware that the tax component is a preponderant factor in any business, we work in this area in partnership with offices specialized in Tax Law, with a view to providing our clients with a set of viable and rigorous solutions capable of providing effective and safe tax planning .

In this area, we provide advice on the following matters:

  • Tax benefits;
  • Income taxes (Personal Income Tax – IRS – and Company Tax – IRC);
  • Taxes on property (Municipal Tax on the Transfer of Real Estate – IMT – and Property Tax – IMI);
  • Taxes on Consumption (VAT);
  • Rates;
  • Tax litigation;
  • Taxation of foreigners and non-residents;
  • International Tax Law.