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The labour market is changing at an ever-increasing pace. Changes in the organization of companies and the evolution of digitalization and remote work on an unprecedented scale, are driving a series of related technologies that have significantly altered existing paradigms.

The challenges increase when the legal framework evolves at a different time than reality, and the task of finding solutions that reconcile cultural differences, diverging business climates, and legal frameworks is often complex.

On the other hand, we observe an increasing number of international clients with investments and residence in Portugal, who need legal assistance in matters of employment law, namely visas, residence and work permits, tax, pension and social security issues.

Whatever your opportunities or challenges may be, our dedicated team understands your needs and works to strategically define tailor-made solutions.

We can help you shape your strategy, manage risks and make the most of business opportunities in these areas:

  • Restructuring and redundancies
  • Employment litigation
  • Immigration
  • Training and Education
  • Pension Funds
  • Day-to-day advisory services
  • Legal-labor audits

We have an in-depth knowledge of how employment law applies in practice across different markets and with cross-disciplinary teams, we work to provide advice close to our clients’ needs.

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