• [En]
  • [Fr]
  • [Es]

  +351 914 677 593


+351 914 677 593
Company Formation Portugal



Buy a Shelf Company in Portugal

Updated on Tuesday 09th January 2018

Rate this article
5 5 1
based on 1 reviews


A shelf company is an enterprise which is already registered and functioning in Portugal. The acquisition of such a company is a very popular option that many foreign investors prefer thanks to the many advantages it presents. If you plan to set up a company in Portugal more efficiently, you might want to consider this option.

Why choosing to buy a shelf company in Portugal?

The main advantage in the acquisition of a shelf company is the fact that you can immediately start your business in Portugal, without the regular waiting for the approvals of Portuguese authorities.
Another main advantage is the fact that a shelf company which has already a good business record can increase your credibility on the market that you intend to explore in Portugal. If you want your company formation in Portugal to be safe, you should verify whether the shelf company you intend to buy has a clean record and all the legal obligations attained.
An aged shelf company can also be a true advantage when you need to sign contracts with other companies that limit eligibility to companies with history. A mature shelf company is increasing your credibility when you enter bidding contracts.
When buying a shelf company, it usually comes with an already functional bank account. This will moreover help you to further beneficiate from better credit options for your business, thus optimizing your actions in the financial sector.

What does it assume to incorporate a shelf company in Portugal?

What you must decide in the first place is which company to buy, and for this you must perform an attentive check of the existing options. This is not only a time consuming, but also a risky step on which your company formation in Portugal depends in great measure.
After making a selection of potential shelf companies which might correspond to your specific demands, you can get in contact with one of our specialists in company formation  in order to help you establish the terms for the acquisition. Next, it is advisable to check the history of the shelf company, gather the documentation for the transfer of ownership, check the business code and amend it if it is necessary. Our experts can help you determine whether the shelf company is a secure investment. Do not hesitate to contact us for professional support in the shelf company acquisition procedure.


There are no comments

Comments & Requests

Please note that client queries should NOT be posted here but sent through our Contact page.

Meet us in Porto

Call us now at +351 914 677 593  to set up an appointment with our lawyers in Porto, Portugal. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to Portugal. As a Lexco client, you will beneficiate from the joint expertize of local lawyers and international consultants. Furthermore we offer you the following:

- cost-efficiency: competitive company formation prices;

- prompt response to your inquiry (maxim 24 hours);

- free and complete legal information featured on our site, at your disposal.

Contact us

Online Incorporation


Tax Calculator


We Recommend ClientPedia

This website is marketed by ClientPedia

Banner-Promoting ClientPedia-244px.jpg

We accept online payments