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Firm

Areias Advogados is a law firm with more than twenty-five years of experience that, adhering to the strictest ethical standards, seeks to provide high-quality legal services to all its private and corporate clients.

With offices in Chaves and Lisbon, the firm is recognised as a serious and competent project, due to its transparent and committed relationships with clients, the quality of its work and recognition of its partners' social responsibility work.

It offers a dedicated working team, with a high level of technical skill and a capacity to respond in different areas of law, all essential for the pursuit of commercial activity in the current market.

Areias Advogados, through the lawyers in its team, is involved in a number of Portuguese and international associations and networks of lawyers, thus ensuring that its clients' legal affairs are successfully handled with services also provided at an international level.

It is a partner in Startup Lisboa, with which it works in the promotion of entrepreneurship and in training and support for new companies in Portugal.


Team

Ernesto Salgado Areias
(Civil Law, Criminal Law, Labour Law)

Graduated in Law from the University of Lisbon in 1985; registered as a lawyer with the Portuguese Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados) since 1987.

David Salgado Areias
(Commercial Law, Tax Law, Risk Management / Compliance)

Graduated in Law from the University of Lisbon in 2006; registered as a lawyer with the Portuguese Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados) since 2009. Trained at Abreu Advogados (Porto) from 2006 to 2009. Completed Postgraduate Studies in Finance and Taxation at the Faculty of Economics, University of Porto, in 2008. Completed an MA in Finance and Taxation at the Faculty of Economics, University of Porto, in 2010.

José Tavares Varanda
(Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Rights, Internet and Data Protection)

Graduated in Law from the University of Lisbon in 2006; registered as a lawyer with the Portuguese Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados) since 2009. Trained at Abreu Advogados (Lisbon) from 2006 to 2009, staying on as an associate until 2013. Completed Postgraduate Studies on the Penalty System of Regulatory Authorities at the Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, in 2007. Traineeship as Community Trade Mark examiner at the Office for the Harmonization of the Internal Market (OHIM), in Alicante, Spain, from February to June 2010. Attended the Portuguese Association of Intellectual Law's Postgraduate Course in Intellectual Law at the Faculty of Law, Lisbon, in 2013. Associate of Areias Advogados since 2013 and partner since 2014.

Carolina Gama
(Real Estate Law, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Criminal Law, Risk Management / Compliance)

Graduated in Law from the University of Porto in 2008; registered as a lawyer with the Portuguese Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados) since 2011. Trained at Abreu Advogados (Porto) from 2008 to 2011, staying on as an associate until 2015. Completed Postgraduate Studies on Crime, Ecomics and European Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Coimbra, in 2014. Partner of Areias Advogados since 2017.


Services


Startups

Areias Advogados has been particularly committed to providing services for startups, seeking to be present from the birth of the idea until the implementation of the business, contributing to the success of each project.

With experience in the provision of services to start-ups, as well as in the training of entrepreneurs, Areias Advogados is a partner of Startup Lisboa and frequently appears at events aimed at start-ups and investors.

We understand the challenges faced by founders of startups. From problems associated with capital restrictions to problems deriving from the need to make significant changes in a business during more advanced stages of its implementation. Also problems that may arise from the creation of innovative businesses without a clear legal framework, requiring dedicated legal analysis to determine and understand this framework.

It is with these situations in mind that Areias Advogados seeks to provide its services to startups. Knowing and understanding their business, identifying and resolving problems. Growing together. Being a partner for success and not a consumer of resources.






Compliance

Associated with companies' activities are a variety of risks of different origins. These risks constitute a threat to their mission of value creation. For this reason, the company should be aware of them so that they can be duly incorporated into its decision-making process.

Areias Advogados has extensive experience in legal risk audits and in the development and implementation of risk management and corporate governance models.

“Thinking about the risks that we face is more difficult than we might imagine. It is the unknown unknowns that more commonly affect us, rather than the risks that keep us awake at night. When we know about a risk, we can do something about it.” Henehan and Walsh






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