Agribusiness

Agribusiness is increasingly dynamic. Undergoing immense changes at a global level, innovation and technology are paramount to new and more sophisticated business structures, adjusted to the new scenario and CAP policies.

Against this backdrop legislators, regulators and market players are being confronted with new challenges requiring a solid and dynamic market approach and innovative insights.

VdA has a multidisciplinary team specifically dedicated to support our clients in agricultural, agroindustry, food and forestry industries, and intricacies inherent to each sector. From the public policy definition to regulatory drafting, we provide tailor-made, highly specialised legal advice on underlying commercial matters.
In lusophone and francophone Africa as well as in East Timor, where we operate with VdA Legal Partners, we provide top-tier local advice supporting agribusiness projects.

Legal services

  • finance and investment vehicle structuring
  • european funds: Horizon 2020, Portugal 2020
  • PDR 2020, and others
  • private and foreign investment
  • asset and company restructuring
  • implementation of forms of agricultural organisation and association
  • drafting and negotiation of contracts, notably rural/agricultural leases, supply agreements, production agreements, storage agreements, trade agreements, partnerships, joint ventures
  • related regulatory matters
  • approvals, permitting, licensing required from competent administrative bodies
  • competition and EU law matters
  • private and public procurement
  • land rights, limitations and restrictions on the use of buildings administrative control procedures on urbanisation projects and submission proceedings
  • instruments for territorial management
  • environmental law matters, including environmental approvals - environmental impact assessments (AIA), environmental nuisances
  • assessments, and impact assessments on water resources, soil and biodiversity
  • best practice adoption in terms of sustainability, carbon capture, eco-innovation and eco-efficiency (FSC and ISO certifications)
  • use, handling and application of plant protection
  • products and hazardous substances
  • increasing the commercial value of agrifoodstuffs - Protected Designation of Origin (DOP), protected geographic indication (IGP) and traditional specialities guarantee (GET), and quality wine produced in a specified region (VQPRE)
  • wines and labelling
  • vine and wine law
  • trademarks and patents
  • technology transfer
  • business tax and corporate structure optimization
  • resolution of tax disputes and litigation
  • litigation and arbitration
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