Looking to expand your business to Europe?
Portugal offers foreigners many corporate advantages, and we'll make the process of incorporating your company in Portugal as quick and simple as possible.
Why open a company in Portugal?
Since Portugal is a member of the European Union (EU), it's also part of the EU's single market (free trading zone). This means that Portuguese companies can easily sell goods and services to other EU countries. In addition, Portugal has good relations and diplomatic agreements with countries all over the world.
But how easy is it to open your company in Portugal as a foreigner? First, you don't need to be a Portuguese citizen or even a Portuguese resident to open your company. You also don't need to hire a local director to run your business in Portugal.
In addition, Portuguese Commercial Law doesn't require any specific amount of share capital to establish a limited liability company. This means that you can open your limited liability company with as little as 1 EUR (for sole shareholders, 2 EUR if your company has multiple shareholders). For public limited companies, Portuguese Law imposes a minimum share capital of 50,000 EUR.
As an added benefit, Franco Law can incorporate your company without you having to be physically present in Portugal.
Do I need to be in Portugal to incorporate my company?
What documents do I need to incorporate my company in Portugal?
Do I need to have a physical address in Portugal for my company?
Do I need to have a local shareholder or manager for my company?
Can I open a company as a sole shareholder?
What is the minimum share capital to incorporate a company?
When do I have to deposit the share capital?
What government fees do I have to pay to incorporate my company?
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What is the Corporate Tax Rate in Portugal?
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We are a team of English speaking lawyers based in Lisbon, Portugal. We provide services related to company incorporation, immigration, and taxation, always tailoring our services to your situation.
We're focused on building long-term partnerships with our clients by understanding their legal needs and providing succinct guidance with the legalese kept to a minimum.