Global population growth and climate change are challenging and transforming the agro-industrial sector.

In Portugal, this traditional sector has increased its importance in the national economy, with exports growing steadily (by 11.4% in 2021 compared to 2020). Significant investments in innovation and diversification of the sector have contributed significantly to this, adapting to new consumption patterns and developing products that are highly valued in foreign markets (such as avocados, red fruits, almonds, among others).

As Portugal is a very favourable territory for agricultural activity (benefiting from the Mediterranean climate and the largest artificial lake in Europe), the sector is expected to continue consolidating, driven by significant international investment and dynamic national operators.

We assist both portuguese and international clients in this sector throughout the entire cycle of their activity, relying on a versatile team ready to advise on all issues related to agricultural, agro-industrial and forestry projects, namely in the following phases:
  • Investment structuring;
  • Real estate strategy definition and implementation;
  • Investment financing;
  • Analysis and acquisition of European funding;
  • Monitoring of environmental licensing procedures;
  • Follow-up of issues related to increasing innovation (IT/IP);
  • Public procurement;
  • Competition law;
  • Tax law.

Track Record

Advising one of the country’s largest national agricultural estates on two legal actions to annul public easements imposed on private land, and a legal action to annul a related building permit.

Advising a leading French company in the luxury hospitality sector on the acquisition of a Portuguese company active in aquaculture, in particular the production of oysters.

Advising on the purchase and sale of the shares of an almond production company, on the basis of a 20-year rural lease, in which the company was the lessee.