Economy of the Sea


Economy of the Sea

The sea is one of Portugal's most important natural resources. Its strategic potential vis-à-vis economic activities and uses, is endless.

Portuguese maritime territory is already 18 times larger than its territory: an "oceanic platform" amidst three continents - Europe, Africa and America.

We strive to mobilize other "maritime nations", namely other Portuguese-speaking countries in jurisdictions in which VdA Legal Partners operates.

We have built a specific multidisciplinary team with deep knowledge and expertise on the Economy of the Sea cluster, providing our clients with top-quality legal services in all matters involved in this innovative sector.


  • instruments of national maritime space planning
  • conflicts between uses and activities developed in national maritime space
  • privative use of national maritime space (concessions, licenses and authorizations)
  • common use of national maritime space
  • structuring supply and distribution channels of sea-related goods and services
  • environmental issues
  • financing of activities in the national maritime space
  • acquisition, registration and ship finance
  • marine insurance
  • collisions, salvage, pollution and wreck removal
  • business investment projects
  • business plan structuring
  • corporate and commercial relationships
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