Company Set up

Looking to Expand your Business to Portugal?

The legal aspects of setting up your new business don’t have to be like a mountain blocking your view of a successful future.
Let us carry you through the whole process (or climb) in a smooth and stress-free way.

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Where to start?

We know legal may not be your priority when starting your own company, because the process can seem long and bureaucratic – that’s where we come in.
We’re here to simplify and optimize what seems to be like an entangled spider web. NOVA will handle all the daily paperwork, while you can focus on the future of your company.


Day-to-day Legal Support

Our subscription service (or monthly plan) provides a flexible and ongoing support to your company’s day-to-day challenges.

Contract Management

From a Subcontractors Contract to a Shareholders Agreement, our MLT – My Legal Team ® platform offers flexible plans to simplify your company’s everyday partnerships.

Accountancy Support

Nominating an accountant is crucial to start your own business. We work closely with a partner that will support you with bookkeeping, year-end and monthly submissions, insurance and tax advice.

Employment Compliance

From drafting your first employment agreement to setting up your Whistleblower channel, our employment team will guarantee a solid compliance with Portuguese and EU Law.

Intellectual Property and Trademarks

Have a revolutionary idea that needs to be registered? No worries, we are focused on protecting your brand and help you register your trademark safely!

Visas for non-EU nationals

Want to come to Portugal to run your business closely? No problem, we’ll help you settle everything you need to comply with all immigration obligations.

Data Protection

Want to comply with GDPR? Our team set up its own SME’s compliance procedure so that nothing gets out!


Welcome to the future of legal services - a client legal platform that streamlines all of your legal needs in one place.

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Virtual Office

If you don’t plan to have a physical office in Portugal for now, we assist you with a registered office and mail forwarding service.



We are not your regular office lawyers.
NOVA is a client-centric law firm that provides a complete legal support and anticipates your company’s needs.
In terms of company set-up, our team created its own fit-to-purpose procedure. Every step is tailored and thought out to match your business’ goals.

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Human Lawyers

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Legal Projects we’ve worked on

"NOVA Legal has been an invaluable partner to our company's operations in Portugal, providing exceptional legal services and strategic guidance that have helped us navigate local laws and achieve our business goals. "

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A.T. | Legal Associate

Startup - Series A Legal Project: Global HR Restructuring

"A NOVA Legal é o arquétipo daquilo que uma start-up necessita para crescer. A inteligência de reconhecer que na área do direito é necessário descentralizar o conhecimento, apesar de ser, por vezes, difícil de entender, por parte das equipas de gestão destas pequenas empresas, é o passo correto para crescer de forma orgânica e profícua."

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D.P. | Founder - CEO

Startup - Healthcare Legal Project: Equity Investment and Corporate Diligence

"Com a NOVA Legal passamos a ter na empresa uma equipa de apoio jurídico com um contacto muito próximo e direto, que nos permite abordar as operações diárias nas diversas áreas com toda a confiança, sem preocupações."

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J.S. | Co-Founder - CEO

Startup – Urban Mobility Legal Project: Founders Agreement & Equity Investment

"I really appreciated how quickly NOVA Legal reviewed several legal documents and provided our Company highly qualified feedback."

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S.F. | Co-Founder – CEO

Startup – SaaS Digital Transformation Legal Project: Privacy Policy and Data Protection Compliance

“O nosso crescimento, verificado nos últimos anos, implicou a garantia de contratos sólidos e claros. Num trabalho conjunto, melhoramos os nossos processos contratuais e jurídicos, num modelo em que a NOVA é visto por nós como o nosso departamento jurídico.”

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A.C.P. | Co-Founder – CEO

Energy and Renewable Company Legal Project: Contract Management and Renewable Energy Advising

"We have been working with NOVA Legal since the company was established – and so far we solely experienced highly skilled and qualified advising in all legal matters. Friendly and professional at the same time – strict focus on the most relevant issues and always efficient procedures.”

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H.B. | Founder – CEO

International Retail Company Legal Project: PT Company Incorporation and HR Advising

“A NOVA é para nós uma extensão da nossa empresa. A equipa a quem recorremos para tomar decisões e resolver problemas utilizando o racional do Direito moderno, dinâmico e transversal”

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M.M. | Head of Finance & Control

International Retail Company Legal Project: Contract Management & International Legal Procedures

"Proximidade com o cliente e elevado rigor nos pequenos detalhes."

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J.A. | Founder - Business Development

Startup - Artificial Intelligence & Artificial Vision Legal Project: Contract Management & IP Management

"NOVA Legal's advisory is the cornerstone of our legal strategy as a tech startup since the beginning. They're diligent, responsive, always there when we need prompt legal advice and support."

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A.O. | Founder – CEO

Startup - Artificial Intelligence & Artificial Vision Startup – Sustainability & Events Project: Pre seed funding e corporate restructuring

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