Abreu & Marques, e Associados- Sociedade de Advogados R.L.
The founding partners of Abreu & Marques began a joint practice in 1972, thereby founding the partnership which later became a firm in 1980. It was a pioneering firm in the internationalization of Portuguese legal practice, opening a branch in London in 1987. Abreu & Marques now has associations with offices in Angola and Mozambique and correspondents throughout Europe, the United States and Brazil.Areas of specialist expertise are: banking law; securities law; commercial, industrial and corporate law; administrative law; real estate; intellectual property, copyright and entertainment law; labour and employment law; mining, oil and energy law; telecommunications and e-commerce; tax and international tax planning; litigation and arbitration.
Banco Comercial Português - Millennium BCP
Millennium bcp is Portugal's biggest privately-owned bank, with a prominent position in the financial market in Portugal: it is Portugal’s second largest bank and its largest private banking institution in terms of market share - both in loans to customers and in total customer funds - with an impressive distribution network with 774 branches (as at December 2013.)
It is also a major player in Europe and Africa, through its banking operations in Poland, Mozambique, Angola, Romania and Switzerland. All these operations trade under the Millennium brand”
BBVA - Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
BBVA is a multinational Spanish banking group. It was formed from a merger of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya and Argentaria in 1999, and is the second biggest bank in Spain, headquartered in Bilbao.
Banco Finantia is an independent global bank with 27 years of experience in Private Banking, Capital Markets and Corporate & Investment Banking. Banco Finantia has a strong geographocal presence through its offices in Portugal, Spain, UK, USA and Brazil. Stability and security are a priority.
According to the British magazine "The Banker", Bano Finantia is currently the Portuguese bank with the best financial soudness (13th within the European Community). The net consolidated profit reached €6.3 millions in 2013. The capital ratios were all improved: Core Tier I increased to 17.7% (12.30% in 2012) and the solvency ratio rose to 21.30% (18.10% in 2012)
Portuguese branding agency, with offices in Portugal and Angola where we associate experience and the best practices of European communication merged with the cultural understanding of the emerging Portuguese speaking countries in Africa.
Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira is a leading law firm in Portugal and Spain. It represents most of the largest listed Portuguese and Spanish companies, and advises on strategic transactions and foreign investments in the Iberian market.
With 25 offices worldwide, the firm’s headquarters are located in Lisbon, Barcelona and Madrid. Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira has international offices in the largest financial centres, Latin America, Asia and Africa. On total, the firm has 241 partners and 715 associates recruited from the best talent, all with the same focus: the client.
The firm’s history in Portugal goes back to 1928. In 2009 the firm adopted its current designation following the merger with one of the most renowned law firms in Spain. With offices in Lisbon and Porto, Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira in Portugal has 29 partners and 81 associates.
Business Law firm, working in several sectors.
EDP Renewables UK
EDPR is a leading, global renewable energy company devoted to value creation, innovation and sustainability. EDPR opreates in markets around the globe, including the UK and they are continuously expanding the business to new regions, making the commitment to lead in each market, as well to create value for stakeholders.
HaitongInvestment Bank is an international financial institution with a high profile in the investment bankingsector. Offering professional service, impressive innovation and strong pricing power, it provides customized and all-round financing solutions to its clients. The company has solid foundations in the brokerage business and has set up 300 business branches overseas, including Portugal.
Hospital Particular do Algarve
The HPA Group of private hospitals in Portugal began with the Hospital Particular do Algarve in 1996. Almost twenty years later, the HPA Group has seen considerable growth in its hospital chain, which now offers other types of units and services including medical and aesthetic clinics, and covers the entire Algarve region. During 2017 the Hospital Particular do Algarve continued its expansion by acquiring another clinic and beginning the construction of a new hospital in Funchal on Madeira island. It has also linked to various clinics in the coastal region of the Alentejo, bordering the Algarve, so it can now provide health care coverage throughout the region. More than 1400 professionals, covering over 50 medical specialties, are working presently in the group.
Pestana Group - Chelsea Bridge Hotel
The Pestana Group is currently the largest Portuguese tourism and leisure group, and in 2002 marked its 30th anniversary under the banner "30 Years, 30 Hotels". Through its chain, Pestana Hotels & Resorts presently manages 38 hotels, spread over 3 continents including 23 properties in Portugal. On the 1st of September 2003 the Pestana Group also began managing Portugal's 40 Pousadas. At present there are 6,000 people working within the Pestana Group and the Pestana benefits from the international experience of many of its senior employees who are able to contribute from different continents and thus ensure continued enhancement of the quality standard that the Group demands.
A Leisure Launch International Property Group (www.leisurelaunch.com) company with many years of experience and a proven track record, preparing the way foreigners to invest safely and securely in Portugal. They offer our clients extensive insight, guidande and expertise in the following areas;
- Real estate brokerage
- Property development &sales
- Property managements & rentals
- Accounting & tax support
Their team of Property Specialists will introduce you to an extensive portfolio of property for sale throughout Portugal.
PLMJ - Soc de Advogados, RL
PLMJ is a highly specialised, full-service and multidisciplinary law firm with almost 50 years of experience that focuses on adding value to its clients’ activities and providing first-class legal services. PLMJ has more than 250 lawyers, including 49 partners who offer reliable and efficient legal services. PLMJ has offices in Lisbon, Oporto and Faro, and a large network of partners firms across the country in Coimbra, the Azores, Guimarães, Viseu and Madeira. PLMJ also has a solid international network – PLMJ International Legal Network, currently operates in Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, China, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and East Timor. That’s why PLMJ has an impressive track record in advising on a vast number of domestic and cross-border deals, from the most simple to the most complex.
The Emerson Group
The Emerson Group was founded over 40 years ago and is one of the largest privately owned property development companies in the UK. The three principal divisions are Jones Homes - Residential; Orbit Developments - Commercial; and Emerson International - Overseas Development. Boasting a substantial portfolio of commercial properties throughout the UK and Internationally, the Emerson Group has put its considerable expertise into leisure, residential and commercial developments in Europe and North America. The Group continues to grow by broadening its horizons with the primary objective to seek out quality development opportunities which when completed offer excellent value for our customers.
Gouveia Pereira Costa Freitas
Gouveia Pereira, Costa Freitas & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados, R.L. (GPA) is an independent Law Firm. Its founding partners, as well as some of the other partners, have originally come from the law firm integrated in the Landwell international network (correspondent law firms of PriceWaterhouseCoopers). The remaining team members have come from other prestigious traditional Portuguese law firms.
Hotel Conrad Algarve
The Conrad Algarve is one of the most modern 5 star hotels in the Algarve. This contemporary luxury hotel is uniquely styled, from the guest rooms to the private balconies, from the majestic spa to the five individual restaurants and bars, offering a sophisticated range of fine Portuguese and international cuisine.
With an impressive setting in the exclusive, yet naturally beautiful Quinta do Lago, the Conrad Algarve is located next to the Atlantic Ocean. Reaching golden, unspoilt Algarve beaches is simple with the dedicated shuttle bus. Many internationally famous golf courses, including Quinta do Lago Sul and Laranjal are on your doorstep, as is the natural park of Ria Formosa.With contemporary design and technology flowing through the luxurious accommodation in harmony with beautiful natural surroundings, you will find everything that you require for a great holiday in the Algarve. You will find spacious guestrooms and a variety of leisure activities for yourself and your family to enjoy: be rejuvenated in Health Club & Spa, relax in the outdoor swimming pools, while your children enjoy their very own kid's club.Conrad Algarve prides itself on personalized service, which is as focused as each detail of our hotel’s design to suit and satisfy your every need.
Kleya Premium Living
KPL - Kleya Premium Living are trusted advisors for foreigners looking to retire or invest in Portugal, guiding and supporting them through all teh stages of planning, moving and living or investing in Portugal.
The LASA Group is a Portuguese- based company dedicated to producing home textiles, which it exports internationally all over Europe and Asia. It also owns several in-house textile brands which serve key household sectors like the bedroom and kitchen, for children and also for the professional hotel and spa market.
Edge International Lawyers
With offices in Lisbon, Porto, United Kingdom, Algarve and Cape Verde, Edge experienced team provides legal solutions for both international and domestic clients, serving their business needs whilst also understanding their cultural diversity. All lawyers are fully conversant in several languages, and Edge's objective is to establish a benchmark for quality of service and professionalism. Their aim is also to use our experience to think ahead and provide integrated solutions.
Premier FX - Currency Exchange
Premier FX is a FCA-compliant currency transfer company, providing personalized service, at competitive exchange rates, while taking no fees or commissions. We specialize in assisting UK expats with transferring funds for property purchases, sending monthly pensions and, generally, offering smooth money transfers into the euro zone and other international markets.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers (trading as PwC) is a multinational professional services network headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It offers firms in 157 countries, including Portugal, employing more than 208,000 people. PwC is the largest professional services firm in the world, and is one of the Big Four auditors.
Sovereign - Consultoria Lda
We are part of the worldwide Sovereign Group whose core business is setting up and managing companies, trusts and other structures to meet clients specific personal or business needs. Sovereign currently manages over 7,000 structures for clients worldwide, the majority being individuals, expatriates, entrepeneurs, freelance consultants, private investors or wealthy persons and their families. In Portugal we specifically offer fiscal representation and tax assistance for non residents, who have property or other interests, as well as providing practical tax advice for those foreigners who have decided to migrate, or retire, to Portugal and want professional assitance to keep their fiscal affairs in good order.
To help spread the message to the UK about the benefits of Madeira, the Chamber is delighted to welcome our new Corporate member TPMc International Management Solutions (http://tpmc.pt/) which is based in Madeira’s International Business Centre, a three-hour flight from London and a 90-minute flight from Lisbon.
TPMc is a business management company highly experienced at guiding incoming companies through all Madeira’s latest tax options, particularly the fiscal and accounting aspects. They can also cover labour contracts, payroll and tax matters, supplier payments, invoicing, credit control, company incorporation etc.
The Navigator Company (formerly Portucel Soporcel)
As a leading force in the international pulp and paper market, the Navigator Company is one of Portugal's strongest brands on the world stage. Its production structure is based on three major industrial sites in Cacia, Figueira da Foz and Setúbal, where the facilities set international standards for the pulp and paper industry.
AIPP: Association of International Property Professionals
A not-for-profit organisation, the AIPP is the industry body for international property. In a largely unregulated market, AIPP Members voluntarily agree to follow a professional Code of Conduct, providing the consumer with confidence, and the industry professionals with a united voice.
S.D.M - Sociedade de Desenvolvimento da Madeira. S.A.
Concessionaire of the Free Trade Zone of Madeira. Also know as Madeira Free Trade Zone, was created formally in the 80's as a tool of regional economic policy. It consists of a set of incentives, mainly of a tax nature, granted with the objective of attracting inward investment into Madeira, recognized as the most efficent mechanism to modernize, diversify and internationalize the regional economy.
Pestana Group - Chelsea Bridge Hotel
PLMJ - Soc de Advogados, RL