Foundations

We provide legal advice to national and international foundations in all relevant matters from their establishment, through their operation, including project structuring and management, ensuring compliance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements, including those arising from the Lei-Quadro das Fundações e do Regime de Registo das Fundações [Framework Law on Foundations and the Foundations Registration System].

Our vast experience in providing services to these organizations allows us to advise foundations to choose the most appropriate governance model for their specific case, always taking into account the scope of activity, which may warrant bringing a private foundation under a special regime, namely, a social solidarity or development cooperation foundation, and to support our clients in their mandatory dialogue with the regulator – the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers – both in processes of recognition, obtaining and renewing the status of Public Interest or approval of amendments to articles of association.

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