FCB Sociedade de Advogados

Full Service Law Firm in Portugal, Angola, and Spain

FCB Sociedade de Advogados

Av. da Liberdade, 249, 1º
Lisbon 1250-143

Phone+351 213 587 500
Fax +351 213 587 501

Website www.fcblegal.com
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Other Offices: Luanda  Faro  Porto  

Law Firm Overview

FCB is a full service law firm founded in 1989. Our law office is centrally located in Lisbon, Portugal. Our dedicated legal counsel and staffs provide the best quality legal service and advice to our clients in different jurisdictions.

Our lawyers have a large international experience, committed to the effective management of the delivery of its services, maintaining high standards of technical quality, delivering an integrated, quick and effective service.

We are open to increasing our professional contacts and connections throughout the world, namely in the European Union, particularly where it already has existing strong contacts – in the United Kingdom and Spain, as well as in Brazil, the United States of America and the former Portuguese colonies.

Year this Office was Established: 1989

Languages: Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Incorporations; Demergers; Conversions; Share, Asset and Business Transfers; Reorganizations; International Commercial Transactions; Supply Contracts; Construction; Expropriations.

Areas of Law Description

- Public, Administrative and Environmental law

Our office has an extensive experience in public law and administrative law, providing our clients with assistance in all types of dealings with official Portuguese public entities.

- Real Estate, Property and Construction

Our firm has a large experience in all matters regarding real estate development, investments, and construction. We have assisted many international and national companies in various property and construction matters and in infrastructure projects all around Portugal.

- Dispute Resolution

Our law office has a specialized litigation group, which advises and assists cases in all areas of law covered by our firm, both before international and national courts, as well as arbitration tribunals.

- Employment, Benefits and Pensions

We have the experience and expertise to promote an accurate and effective management of employment relations between employers and employees in order to optimize human resources and ensure the levels of high competition of companies.

- Tax

Our law office provides strategic advice at every stage of transactions, on all aspects of international and domestic tax, in co-ordination with our other practice areas, providing a tax-related advice as part of an integrated service, as well as direct advice to the clients.

- Banking and Capital Markets

Our firm has advised various banking and financial operations, through its vast experience in corporate finance and financial services. We also act for many companies in their relationship with banks and international financial institutions as well as credit institutions and financial companies.

- Intellectual Property

Our firm advises on industrial and intellectual property matters, including trademark, copyright, patents, industrial designs, models, logos, trade and corporate names, protection of confidential information and protection of software.


João Marçal Alves Mr. João Marçal Alves
Alternative Dispute Resolution

Miguel Castelo Branco Mr. Miguel Castelo Branco
Senior Partner
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Construction Law, Property Law, Real Estate

Miguel Lorena Brito Mr. Miguel Lorena Brito
Administrative Law, Construction Law, Environmental Law, Property Law, Public Law

João Couceiro João Couceiro
Banking Law, Capital Markets, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions

Gonçalo da Cunha Mr. Gonçalo da Cunha
Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions

Paula Teixeira da Cruz Ms. Paula Teixeira da Cruz
Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Public Law

Rodrigo Almeida Dias Mr. Rodrigo Almeida Dias
Banking Law, Capital Markets, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions

Pedro Guimarães Mr. Pedro Guimarães
Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Employee Benefits, Energy, Mergers and Acquisitions

Diogo Bernardo Monteiro Mr. Diogo Bernardo Monteiro



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More Information on FCB Sociedade de Advogados

Corporate, Commercial and M&A Law Firm
Public, Administrative and Environmental Lawyer
Real Estate, Property and Construction Lawyer
Dispute Resolution Lawyers
Employment, Benefits and Pensions Law Firm
Tax Lawyers
Banking and Capital Markets Lawyer
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 New Regulation on Angolan Private Investment

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 The New Angola: Legal Developments and Trends

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 Key Legislation and Regulatory Structure in the Angolan Oil and Gas Sector

This article offers an overview of the key legislation and regulatory structure governing the oil and gas sector in Angola and was written as part of a publication on the oil and gas sector for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

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 Portugal: An Introduction

This article offers a general overview regarding the law and doing business in Portugal.

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 A Q&A Guide to Doing Business in Angola

An overview of key developments affecting doing business in Angola and an introduction to its legal system for foreign investment, currency regulations and incentives, business vehicles and relevant restrictions and liabilities. It provides short overviews on the laws regulating employment relationships including redundancies and on competition law, data protection, product liability/safety, taxation/tax residency and IP rights over patents, trade marks, registered and unregistered designs.

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