Alves & Silva Pereira Advogados (ASPA LAWYERS) came about in 2013, the convergence of the dream and wishes of its founders Arnaldo Pereira, André Silva Pereira, Filipa Alves and Joana Silva Pereira.
Our office was pioneering in Portugal in the field of Emigration and Immigrants, expanding its action to several Continents, from south-west Asia, such as Vietnam, Thailand, China and Malaysia, as well as in the Middle East, namely in Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates and also in African countries and the Americas.
ASPA has partner firms in Vietnam, namely in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, Rio de Janeiro, Capetown and New York.
Our team is dynamic and based on sound legal bases, enabling it to provide each customer with customised services, in line with the current digital universe where everything is only a “click” away.
We set great store by our approach to advocacy: we know how to listen to the customer, in an atmosphere which values the latter’s individuality and, based on trust, we always try to put forward legal solutions which meet the specific interests of each customer.
The ASPA team offers security in the solutions presented by its professionals, providing customised results to those seeking them.
We are geared towards the fields of Insolvency and Company Recovery, Immigration and Foreigners’ Rights (Golden Visa), including the residence authorisation procedure, the process to acquire Portuguese nationality and legal advice to foreign investors (non-EU members).
We guarantee to our customers complete, integrated assistance in those fields of Law complementing said themes.
Aspa provides advice in the field of institution banking law. Providing support on structured finance operations, namely acquisition finance and real state credit. We must highlight our intervention in multiple private acquisitions and in setting up the financing with provision of guarantees, for complex operations.
Advice on the set up, incorporation and distribution of national investment funds. Our team ensures an integrated approach that incudes the tax perspective, a risk analysis and the necessary regulatory framework.
Real State financing:
We have considerable experience in preparing and negotiating mortgage backed financing agreements and secured by other type of security. We advise national and international clients in this area, as well as in the due diligence processes to finance real estate properties.
Real Estate Investment:
Aspa lawyers are experts in structuring real estate operations using companies or collective investment, as well as in mergers and acquisitions in the real estate sector.
We support our national and international clients on the preparation and negotiation of all types of real estate agreements, purchase and sale, sale and lease back options, swaps, among other, always with the necessary due diligence concerning the purchase and sale of real estate.
Management of Properties:
Advice in preparing and negotiating real estate use agreements. We also monitor the management of real state from a tax point of view, and not least the control of the condominium and the support in all the management in case of lease for tourist or long term purposes.
Aspa has extensive experience in the area of Portuguese Nationality, with in-depth knowledge of procedural practice and specifics of the Law. We have already obtained the nationality of third-country nationals in record time, thanks to our know-how and persistence with the competent authorities.
Advising on the creation and incorporation of companies in Portugal, in immigration processes based on investment activities – Residence permit for investment activity (Golden Visa) and other investment visas.
Aspa is committed to the challenges that foreign citizens face in Portugal and is efficient finding innovative solutions focused on the client’s immigration plan. We advise clients, even in their countries of origin, and carry out all the procedural follow-up with a view to their implementation in Portugal, until the granting of the residence permit.
Aspa has a team of lawyers with diversified skills and solid experience in the area of Labor Law, providing consultancy and litigation services.
Aspa provides comprehensive regular counsel to clients in regards to managing labour relations. The team covers the entire cycle, from selecting contract models at the recruitment, such as the structuring of working hours, to remuneration policies and guidelines on disciplinary procedures. The team also intervenes should employments need to be terminated, advising on labour negotiations.
Aspa prioritises litigation prevention by identifying risk and implementing protection strategies, but always defends the client’s interests whenever litigation cases arise.
The team has extensive experience in the areas of commercial, corporate and civil litigation, which gives it a high degree of specialization, being dedicated to advising clients in complex legal proceedings, in contractual and non-contractual civil liability actions and disputes related to commercial companies.