Areas Corporate & Governance

Specialised advice on Corporate and Corporate Governance related matters

GPA advises national and international clients on the most appropriate way to develop their businesses, proposing the suitable corporate structures for each case, taking into account the specifics of the shareholder structure, sector and market in question.

GPA also advises the shareholders and the various corporate bodies of all types of companies (including listed companies) in the definition and implementation of corporate governance models and in the drafting of the most relevant documents in this context, including regulations of the corporate bodies and specialised committees, rules of conduct, internal policies and annual corporate governance reports.

Keeping up with the best practices in corporate governance, and on national and European regulations and recommendations in this domain, GPA supports clients in the respective implementation and compliance monitoring.

Acknowledging the sensitivity and importance of shareholder relations, GPA is also dedicated to their regulation, through the drafting of shareholders' agreements, as well as family protocols, which have proved to be of enormous importance for the success and sustainability of family businesses, as is the case of the majority of national (and international) companies.


Corporate Law

GPA's Corporate & Governanceteam supports its clients, in an integrated manner and in articulation with the other practice areas, in all phases of the life cycle of the respective organisations, from the moment of their structuring and incorporation to their extinction, including the continuous monitoring of their activity, notably:

-       In the process of incorporation;

-       In carrying out a wide variety of corporate transactions (capital increases and reductions, transformations, restructurings, reorganisations, implementation of partnerships);

-       Preparation and monitoring of general meetings (including representation at general meetings and acting as a member of the board of the general meeting);

-       Amendments to the Articles of Association and to the composition of the governing bodies;

-       Dissolution and liquidation;

-       Support in complying with legal obligations and formalities.


Venture Capital and Private Equity

Bearing in mind the relevant role of venture capital and private equity, innovation and entrepreneurship in boosting the economy, GPA supports investors in the creation of the most appropriate investment structures, and in their investments in companies with high growth potential, including in the various rounds of investment and disinvestment, in the purchase and sale of assets and in international expansion processes.

GPA has a team with wide experience in the different sectors and areas of activity, prepared to support start-ups and other companies with high growth potential, in all their phases (including development and expansion), also providing advice to founders, management teams and other participants in the entrepreneurship ecosystem.


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