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Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. These firms help dynamic organisations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, actionable advice through a broad range of services. Proactive teams, led by approachable partners in these firms, use insights, experience and instinct to solve complex issues for privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients. Over 58,000 Grant Thornton people, across more than 130 countries, are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work.

Joaquim L. Mendes Managing Partner

Grant Thornton Consultores (Portugal tax and advisory)

We provide a comprehensive range of tax, accounting and advisory services, providing our clients with practical assistance to create business opportunities and to overcome issues.

Our professional team has extensive experience and strong knowledge of the both internal external markets along with strong technical competence in order to provide clients with levels of growth and prosperity necessary to succeed in the current globalized and competitive international market.

Joaquim is Managing Partner of Tax & Advisory Services in the Portuguese practice of Grant Thornton. He has over 30 years’ experience in Portuguese and international business acquired both at Deloitte and Grant Thornton.

Joaquim has large experience in cross border planning with establishing businesses and involving companies’ incorporation, mergers and acquisitions and due diligences.

Susana Melo - BPS Director

1. Business set up advisory
• Corporate tax structure advice
• Set up of accounting systems
• Bank account advice

2. Location advice
• Research service to determine the best location for your business
• Identification of potential locations based on the most important factors to your business

3. Employment issues
• Reward packages
• Employment tax issues
• Work permits and visas
• Pensions and benefits
• Global mobility services
• Tax structuring and tax due diligence

4. Taxation services
• Corporate and international taxes
• Indirect taxes
• Transfer pricing
• Personal taxation advice
• Stock options and repatriation of funds

5. Back office services
• Fixed fee book keeping for start-ups
• Payroll and other HR services
• Financial reporting and accounting services
• Tax compliance

6. Financial and Transaction Advisory
• Debt or equity funding advice
• Transactional advisory services
• Valuations
• Mergers and acquisitions

7. Business growth support
• Expert, tailored support to help you grow your business in Portugal and globally
• Market assessment and competitor analysis
• Market entry strategy
• Introductions to key business communities

Expanding into new international markets can be challenging due to the many issues to consider and resolve. The Unlock service in each individual country can provide expert advice and insight to support you every step of the way. From helping you find the best location, to setting up a branch or subsidiary, we are committed to providing pragmatic and timely advice that allows you to focus on achieving your business goals.

Pedro Santos - Tax Director

International expansion is an important step, but with a dedicated international business adviser, who takes time to understand your business and customise the specific services you require, you’ll know you have the support to manage the risks and maximise the potential a new market offers your business.

Our advisers can help at every stage of your company’s growth cycle – from starting-up, raising venture funding, listing on a global exchange, acquiring or merging with another company, or using Portugal as a base to expand into other markets – which means that whatever the challenge, we’re at your side.

Gonçalo Guerra ILD – International Liaison Director – Tax, Advisory & BPS

Grant Thornton Consultores

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