BANKING & FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
BCH LAWYERS advises banks, financial brokerage companies and other financial institutions on regulatory and transactional issues. We advise the lenders and borrowers in international and local lending transactions. Our advice covers project finance, acquisition finance and real estate financing projects. Further, with these clients, the lawyers work with secured transactions, subordinated debt, syndicated loans, bond issues, as well as more sophisticated instruments such as swaps and derivatives. Apart from commercial banking and financial institutions, the BCH LAWYERS have also advised governments, financial regulators and EU institutions. The team has completed many prominent local and cross-border deals.
REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION
BCH LAWYERS relies on our extensive experience when advising at every stage of important real estate construction and development projects – from structuring, documenting and negotiating joint ventures, to obtaining permits and approvals compliant with local land use, public law, and environmental regulations. We have a wealth of knowledge regarding the purchase and sale of residential properties in Portugal. Through working collaboratively, and sometimes across borders, we help to ensure the planning and execution of precise solutions in some very demanding projects.
BCH LAWYERS has experience of practical work with a range of insurance companies and, therefore, can provide qualified assistance in managing business risks with the use of insurance products. Our team has also represented parties in disputes related to insurance relationships: in respect to acknowledging events as insured events, the determination and payment of insurance indemnities, as well as subrogation.
IT / SOFTWARE COMPANIES
Our team has always been at the forefront of the information technology and communications markets in Portugal, advising its leaders and participating in major transactions. We have significant expertise in advising major global information technology companies. Further, the team has taken part in the most innovative and complex technology-related projects, including purely electronic agreements. BCH LAWYERS take care of the preparation of commercial general terms and conditions for electronic trade or their adaptation to the Portuguese regulation. We represent clients in transactions related to the implementation and purchase of IT systems including their public procurement as well as on other legal issues regarding information technologies.
INDUSTRIAL, COMPONENT AND EQUIPMENT PRODUCTION COMPANIES
BCH LAWYERS has assisted many Portuguese manufacturing and industrial companies in segments such as equipment manufacturing, components, and heavy industry. We combine the expertise of our lawyers with significant legal experience provided to these firms, with the our knowledge of corporate, regulatory, employment, litigation, IP, and tax matters to provide a service to clients from the beginning to the end of a project. Our team understands the specific niche issues regarding contracting, economic incentive opportunities, trade regulations, warehousing, protective R&D, workforce development and economic incentive opportunities. Thus, we minimize the challenges related to competition, economic cycles, labour issues, as well as government regulation in Portugal, the EU, and further afield.