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Start a Publishing Business in Portugal

Updated on Tuesday 23rd January 2018

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Start-a-Publishing-Business-in-Portugal.jpgAccording to the Portuguese Constitution settled in 1976, everyone living in this country has the right to freedom of expression and information. The freedom of the press is also comprised by the Constitution and represents a major right which was achieved after the Carnation Revolution. The Press Law in Portugal guarantees the rights of journalists but also the ownership of media companies in this state. The Regulatory Authority of Media in Portugal supervises the activities of publishing companies and allows foreigners to set up such businesses without restrictions. A limited liability company is in most cases the preferred business entity for publishing activities in the country, but complete information in this sense can be obtained from our company formation specialists in Portugal.

How publishing companies can be registered in Portugal

According to Article 10 stipulated by the Press Law in Portugal, publishing companies can activate in the media with periodical or daily basis newspapers, magazines, periodicals, journals, books or with publishing related services. One can set up a publishing company through a limited liability company whether starting as a local newspaper or borrowing the concept from abroad in a form of publishing branch company.
The company incorporation procedure in Portugal starts with the Portuguese Trade Register where entrepreneurs must provide the entire documentation containing information like the name of the publishing business, the type of activities, the owners, the board of directors, the minimum share capital, and the business address among many others. If you are interested in opening a publishing company in Portugal, you may talk to one of our specialists in company incorporation in Portugal.

Types of media companies in Portugal

A well-developed market like the one in Portugal lets foreign investor establish their activities in varied sectors, among which a prolific one is the media. Publishing companies with foreign capital in Portugal may involve not only printing newspapers and magazines but setting up online media companies, TVs, and radios under certain conditions and respecting the legislative framework for broadcasting in Portugal.
We invite you to get in touch with our team of company formation agents in Portugal if you want more details about how to start a publishing company in this country.

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Mihai Cuc, Partner of
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