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The Swedish Desk at CMS Portugal: Full service law firm providing legal advice for Portuguese companies and individuals in Sweden and Swedish companies, investors and private clients based in Portugal

Our mission: Facilitating business between Portugal and Sweden

CMS Portugal has a long track record of successfully advising foreign companies in the Portuguese market, as well as supporting our Clients wherever they wish to go, profiting from CMS' global presence.

We are a 'full service' firm working with specialized teams in specific sectors and practice areas. In order to best respond to the needs of clients wishing to obtain local knowledge on Swedish matters and supporting Swedish clients in Portugal, our team brings together the know-how of our local experts and and the experience of CMS Portugal swedish consultant, Lars-Olof Svensson.

A 'full service' approach

Our advice covers the topics and aspects that are particularly relevant in Portuguese-Swedish business relations. Our service portfolio includes the following:

  • Establishing a foreign presence
    • Choice of investment strategies and forms
    • Setting up offices, joint ventures and subsidiaries
    • Support in licensing and registration procedures
  •  Corporate & M&A
    • Advice on legal form, liability issues and corporate compliance
    • Stock corporation law and group law
    • Joint ventures, transactions and due diligence
  • Distribution and commercial law
    • Review of distribution systems
    • Import and export contracts, agency and distribution agreements
    • General terms and conditions
  • Real estate, construction and environment
    • Leasing, acquisition and transfer of office and production properties
    • Leases, architect and construction contracts
    • Approval procedures and environmental law
  • Environment
    • Advice on tax law
    • Tax optimisation of investments and transactions
  • Employment
    • Posting agreements, individual and collective employment law
    • Reorganisation and job losses
    • Employment law-related disputes
  • Technology and intellectual property rights
    • Research, development, IT and multimedia agreements
    • Trademark, patent and knowledge licensing agreements
    • Intellectual property rights
  • Litigation and arbitration
    • Dispute resolution
    • Preventative advice and risk management
    • Arbitration
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The International Desk Team

Swedish Desk lawyers provide support for business operations in the two countries in a range of ways:

  • As a central point of contact for all legal issues arising from cross-border trade relations, including legal advice in M&A, joint ventures, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Employment & Pensions, Dispute Resolutions & Arbitration involving Swedish companies and private clients;
  • By providing a local presence that ensures rapid communication and maximum effectiveness


Portrait of Lars-Olof Svensson
Lars-Olof Svensson
Of Counsel
Portrait of Nuno Pena
Nuno Pena
Portrait of Margarida Vila Franca
Margarida Vila Franca
Portrait of Tiago Machado Graça
Tiago Machado Graça
Managing Associate
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