Corporate & Commercial Contracts
Comprehensive advisory for businesses, shareholders and entrepreneurs.
Our lawyers are experienced in a broad range of corporate law and commercial law matters. We combine strong industry knowledge with a hands-on, on-the-ground, approach to projects and our team regularly assists businesses and corporations regarding transactions while also providing ongoing advisory services.
Our team regularly works with multinational corporations entering the European Union market through newly formed subsidiaries or expanding their presence through joint ventures, acquisitions or expanded sales and distribution channels. We provide practical, creative, and cost-effective advice for multinational companies doing business in Portugal, the European Union and beyond.
Our team provides comprehensive tax and estate planning services to allow efficient allocation of corporate benefits to shareholders and directors in every stage of life.
We have a broad and deep international business and corporate experience. We have assisted clients doing business in the global marketplace, regularly traveling to Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East to implement the best solutions.
Each team member respects the complexities and cultural sensitivities of cross-border business operations, working with foreign attorneys, accountants, and advisors to ensure proper coordination to meet the client’s goals.
We have a collaborative approach to the execution of high-value transactions. A practical understanding of what matters to both parties allows us to contribute to negotiations and explain the actual and practical risks to our clients.
We advise on the business survival and turnaround through a multi-disciplinary approach that involves tax, corporate, real estate and dispute resolution expertise. We also advise management teams in MBOs.
How we can help
- Company formation
- Acquisition and disposal of Portuguese companies
- M&A transactions
- Commercial transactions
- Niche sectors and projects
- Contracts and suretyship
- Family businesses & succession planning
- General counsel
- Share incentive plans and long term incentive plans
- Joint-Ventures and JV litigation
- SAFE investments
As an autonomous entity, a corporation’s existence is contingent on the timely fulfillment of several formalities.
GFDL provides the necessary services for companies to comply with all government requirements. This includes corporate or contract examination, drafting and management, compliance surveys and due diligence.