Postal Communications

Society’s functioning continues to depend greatly on the postal sector despite the challenges it currently faces. Due to digitalisation and changing consumer habits, traditional postal services have been in decline for several years now. However, the digitalisation of the economy and growth in e-commerce have also created new opportunities, especially with respect to postal orders and express mail services.

All postal operators are under intense pressure to reimagine their business models and positioning by diversifying their offer, exploring the new value chains and integrating better solutions for their clients. The sector’s liberalisation has brought more competition and new players to a market that is increasingly expanding into the operational and logistics areas.

The postal sector is subject to strict regulation, particularly with respect to universal service obligations, and constant legislative and regulatory changes which present new challenges but also new opportunities.

Our long experience in advising leading sector entities, in Portugal as well as the jurisdictions where we operate through VdA Legal Partners, and our clear understanding of the business models and regulatory challenges that characterise this evolving sector serve our clients in good stead.

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