ASAG – Law Firm, RL

ASAG is a “full service” law firm with expertise in different areas of the law. We aim to practice law while addressing our clients' affairs and needs efficiently and diligently. Regardless of the specificity and complexity of the subject, we offer permanent and competent legal assistance.

About ASAG - Sociedade de Advogados

Founded in 1995

50 people in their team

Practice areas
Intellectual Property
Employment & Labor
Elder Law
Lawsuits & Disputes

Languages spoken

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Practice areas

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property & IT Law

ASAG’s also operates in the field of intellectual property including trademarks, industrial designs, and protection of patents, copyrights and unfair competition.

Thus, we advise on the acquisition and maintenance of intellectual property rights, as well as in the fulfilment or infringement of copyrights and in the drafting of licensing agreements.

This activity is developed before courts, but also before the administrative authorities competent for the different areas of intellectual property.

  • Drafting of copyright contracts or related rights;
  • Issuance of opinions on any matter relating to copyrights and related rights;
  • Negotiation of payable compensations by virtue of the use of copyright protected art works and services;
  • Registration and maintenance of trademarks whether at national, Community or international level;
  • Registration and maintenance of domain names;
  • Registration and maintenance of drawings or models, whether at national, Community or international level;
  • Monitoring of patent processes;
  • Transfer and licensing contracts for industrial property rights;
  • Litigation of trademarks, patents and copyright related rights;

Please visit our contact page for further information.



Corporate & Commercial Law

ASAG operates in proximity to the corporate world, always adapting to current market requirements.

We provide negotiation consultancy and draft various types of commercial contracts, including:

  • Purchase and sale;
  • Commercial guarantees;
  • Lease;
  • Leasing;
  • Lease-back;
  • Agency;
  • Franchise;
  • Commercial concession;
  • Trade commission.

Please visit our contact page for further information.

Banking & Finance
Business Registration
Due Diligence
Legal Document
Merger & Acquisition
New Business Formation
Office Solutions
Oil, Gas & Energy

Employment & Labor

Employment & Labour Law

ASAG’s lawyers offer innovative solutions in all areas of labour law suitable to the different working situations that arise in our clients’ businesses.

We work closely with our client to provide efficient advice and establish a relationship based on trust, essential to industrial relations.

Our skills include the following areas and matters:

  • Drafting employment contracts and other contractual agreements for the recruitment of staff;
  • Defining compensation and benefits plans;
  • Organising working time, including flexible working arrangements, banks of hours, and working schedule exemption schemes;
  • Temporary, definitive, individual or collective workplace relocations;
  • Labour aspects arising from acquisitions, mergers and spin-offs, concentrations and relocation of facilities or other forms of corporate reorganisations;
  • Individual and collective redundancies, including lay-offs and employment termination;
  • Disciplinary procedures;
  • Collective agreements and conflicts;
  • Establishing bodies for the collective representation of workers, including European work councils and workers’ committees;
  • Employment litigation;
  • Immigration law, including hiring and employment of non-EU foreign workers, application processes for work visas and others;
  • Social Security including early retirements and pre-retirement.

Please visit our contact page for further information.

Employment Rights
Hiring & Firing
Job Discrimination
Labor Law
Sexual Harassment
Social Security
Wage & Hour
Wrongful Termination


Family Law

ASAG lawyers are able to provide specialised legal counselling on family law.

We operate in the following cases:

  • Consensual or contentious divorce proceedings;
  • Annulment of catholic marriages;
  • Divorce and legal separation of people and assets;
  • Distribution of matrimonial property following divorce or judicial separation of people and assets
  • Amendment of matrimonial property agreements;
  • Preventive matrimonial property planning in case of debts of either of the spouses;
  • Establishing maintenance claims or amendments due to decrease of paying capacity;
  • Custody of children and visitation rights
  • Establishing spouse alimony;
  • Assistance throughout adoption processes;
  • Unmarried partners;
  • Guardianship, custody and interdiction;
  • Paternity  investigation.

Please visit our contact page for further information.

Child Abuse
Child Custody
Child Support
Child Visitation
Divorce & Separation
Domestic Violence

Elder Law

Inheritance Law

ASAG lawyers are able to provide specialised legal advice on inheritance law.

Our operations are mainly dedicated to the following acts:

  • Writing testamentary wills;
  • Disinheritance;
  • Asset sharing agreements by judicial proceedings or by agreement;
  • Judicial procedure to obtain housing right for family home and rights over home furnishings;
  • Accountability;
  • Inventories;
  • Annulment of asset sharing;
  • Annulment and revocation of wills;
  • Judicial procedure for the recognition of succession rights and heir capacity;
  • Donations.

Please visit our contact page for further information.

Estate Planning
Will & Testament

Lawsuits & Disputes


Although young, lawyers at ASAG have an extensive experience in the judicial resolution of civil and commercial conflicts and arbitrations, providing legal consultancy to national and international clients.

Always ensuring judicial and extra-judicial assistance to our clients, we focus our efforts in dispute avoidance and settlement, thus guaranteeing the necessary legal assistance in civil, commercial and criminal litigations, as well as in national and international arbitration.

Our skills cover the following areas and matters:

  • National and international arbitration proceedings;
  • Contractual and non-contractual civil liability;
  • Producer responsibility, consumer rights and professional responsibility;
  • Insolvency and corporate recovery;
  • Enforcement of national and international court decisions and of arbitration awards;
  • Recognition of foreign court decisions;
  • Drafting of civil and commercial contracts;
  • Actions for the invalidity or voidness of corporate resolutions;
  • Settlement of insurance disputes;
  • Alternative dispute resolutions;
  • Legal advice and defence in economic crime cases;
  • Actions related to transactions and contracts;
  • Advice in the area of financial litigation;
  • Due Diligence;
  • Pre-trial procedures;
  • Debt recovery;
  • Nationality litigation.

Please visit our contact page for further information.




Aware of the need to legalise foreigners in the national territory and Portugal’s importance within the Schengen area, ASAG has a team specifically dedicated to migration issues.

The following countries compose the Schengen area:

Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland.

Uniform Schengen visas allow citizens of third countries and holders of a Schengen visa, to enter or to transit within the countries, which are part of the Schengen area.

Long-term visas, regulated by the legislation in force in each of the Member-States, can be granted for a temporary stay or for residency, depending on the period of stay allowing the holder to remain in Portugal for the intended reason: studies, internship, work, medical treatment, among others.

Our team provides support in obtaining the following visas:

  • Residence visa to take up employment;
  • Residence visa for immigrant entrepreneurs or to conduct independent professional activity
  • Residence visa to conduct highly qualified research;
  • Residence visa to conduct highly qualified activity performed under employment;
  • Residence visa for studies, student exchange programmes, professional training or voluntary service;
  • Residence visa for the mobility of students in higher education;
  • Residence visa for the purpose of family reunification.

Please visit our contact page for further information.

Business Visa
Dependent Visa
Permanent Residency
Retirement Visa
Work Permit

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