Who we are
For over 30 years, we have provided full-service advice to national and international clients in all business areas.
Our firm has more than a hundred lawyers from various practice areas to respond to the needs of clients quickly, empathetically and innovatively.
SRS Law Firm, established in 1992
Established in 1992, SRS was the first Portuguese law firm to have a formal international association, forming part of Grupo Legal Português, a group comprised of Simmons&Simmons, J&A Garrigues and Pinheiro Neto.
All its members belonged to a broader network, Club de Abogados, which comprised members from all principal European and Latin American countries.
It was one of the first firms to offer a career plan in addition to a strategic framework, and lead its peers in terms of both internal and external dynamic.
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With a high level of experience and specialisation, our team advises national and international companies and corporate groups, as well as investment funds and other collective investment bodies, from a wide range of activity sectors, including regulated ones, in all aspects of corporate law and mergers and acquisitions (of shares and assets), including public acquisition and sale offers, delisting operations, setting up joint ventures, due diligences, restructuring and dissolution and liquidation of companies, advice on Compliance, Corporate Governance, ESG, among other issues.
We also have extensive experience in Commercial Law, namely in negotiating and drafting agency, distribution, franchising and know-how transfer agreements, provision of services, investment in Portugal and other jurisdictions (in particular in Portuguese-speaking countries), contracts of association, Consumer Law, among other issues.
Our multidisciplinary team's maxim is to offer strong legal support combined with a pragmatic approach, focused on the specific activities of each company, so that you can always count on tailor-made solutions.
- Commercial Law
- Compliance / Corporate Governance / ESG
- Corporate Law
- Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
Lawsuits & Disputes
Our Dispute Resolution department is prepared to provide assistance with court and/or arbitration matters, protecting clients from risks and guaranteeing the stability of their business.
We have vast experience in this area, representing some of the most important Portuguese and international companies.
We have an extensive and specialised team ready to respond to all areas of litigation, civil and commercial, in an approach that covers preventive advocacy, litigation risk assessment and negotiation.
- Arbitration and Mediation
- Banking and Financial Litigation
- Civil Litigation and Succession
- Commercial and Corporate Litigation
- Criminal and Economic Crime
- Insolvency / Restructuring and Credit Recovery
- Insurance Law
- Real Estate Litigation
Employment & Labor
We are an exclusive, dedicated, and cohesive team, committed to close partnerships with our clients.
We are driven by the firm conviction (with proven experience) that in order to serve well, we must get to know and understand our clients' culture, values and business.
We are defined by objectivity, pragmatism, and problem-solving, aiming to create and preserve lasting relationships of trust.
Our expertise spans all areas of Labor Law, including litigation, in a very broad spectrum of markets and sectors.
We are organized by sub-areas, designed to serve our clients with agility, efficiency and excellence, leveraged on the diversity and wealth of skills of our team.
- Collective Bargaining / Collective Disputes
- Compensation and Benefits Plans
- HR Crossborder Advisory & International Support
- Judicial and Administrative Litigation / Disciplinary Proceedings
- Restructuring and Downsizing Projects
- Senior Management Advisory
- Social Security and Pension Plans
At SRS, we advise and assist foreign citizens with researching and obtaining documents and preparing applications for Portuguese Nationality.
We also provide personalised legal advice to those who intend to take up residence in Portugal and support foreign investors who wish to benefit from the special regime of Residence Authorisation for Investment Activity in the national territory (or Golden Visa), as well as those who wish to establish residence in the country by other means.
Our team is composed of specialised professionals with experience in various areas of law, so that you can have transversal and focused assistance for all your questions.
- Family Reunification
- Golden Visa
- Nationality Processes
- Residence for European Citizens
- Residence for Highly Skilled Workers
- Visas and Residence Permits
Attentive to a constantly changing technology and to new emerging ideas, we accompany national and international companies in the areas of Industrial Property, Copyright and Related Rights.
We act with a vast know-how in both litigation and transactions, so that your ideas and creations can become established and grow.
We know that any intellectual property asset is an exceptionally valuable asset, regardless of the size of the companies and their businesses, so a proper intellectual property protection strategy is a critical factor today. We support our clients in protecting their rights and building consistent intellectual property portfolios so that they can also make the most of their ideas and intellectual creations.
Our team has an extensive track-record in advising clients in such diverse activities as construction, real estate, health and pharmaceuticals, information technology, telecommunications, tourism and even the sale of consumer goods.
- Copyright and Neighbouring Rights
- Industrial Property Rights
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition
With solid and comprehensive experience, we have all the conditions necessary to advise on any type of real estate operation, regardless of its dimension, complexity or geographical location.
We provide legal support to all types of entities operating in the different segments of the real estate market.
Through in-depth know-how of the market and a high level of technical specialisation, our team is recognised for its total dedication and plurality of services, a combination that will make you feel like a unique client.
- Security Licensing
- Lease and Use of Real Estate
- Lien Building
- Real Estate Projects and Transactions