I started my career working in João Teixeira Alves law firm, where my practice was mostly focused on Custom’s Tax, Tax law, Economical Penal System, Administrative, Commercial, European Law, Maritime Law, and at the same time collaborated with Filipe Castelão’s office, where I worked primarily on Litigation.
I also worked for about four years in one of the major Portuguese law firms. Afterwards, I opened my own law firm, where I became personal legal adviser of several companies including multinationals, in the areas of Tourism/Hotels, Real Estate, Banks, Pharmaceutical companies, construction and automobile industries, among others;
At the same time I also worked as adviser on succession planning for numerous family businesses: succession plans and family agreements. External adviser to a number of family boards and family offices. I have led numerous corporate transactions: the selling of companies, made agreements with financial and/or strategic/industrial partners, shareholders concentration processes, M.B.O.s, owner buyouts, Management Contracts, etc. M & A: Corporate reorganizations, structured financing.
Gave advice to companies and groups on taxation, optimizing investment and disinvestment structures, etc.
I am also Member of the Board and General Assembly President of some companies, External Promoter of BPI bank, member of the Rotary Club (Lisbon), founding partner of some small companies in services areas.
José Saramago & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, RL (Law Firm), was founded with the commitment to provide customized and personal legal services, together with the expertise and specialization in different areas of practice but always focused on client-centric value.
Our practice is focused mainly to provide legal advice for companies, both national and multinational, due to our experience and practice as personal corporate legal advisers.
We work side by side with the corporate management of our Clients in order to obtain, with commercial understanding and a pragmatic approach, the most effective solutions, to allow our clients to focus on their businesses.