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Practice Area Real Estate, Tourism and Urban Planning

SÉRVULO has broad experience spanning all areas of real estate, tourism and urban planning law. The department is particularly strong advising on high-end real estate transactions, real estate projects and day to day advice to its clients in all matters related to tourism and real estate procedures and urban planning matter. 

The team is likewise very strong in advising real estate investment funds and property development and tourism companies regarding the construction, licensing, exploitation and marketing of the real estate and/or tourism assets, as well as providing them with daily counselling.

In terms of urban planning law, the team is well-practised in providing zoning advice to clients and counselling on the administration of urban real estate transactions, related commercial activities, expropriation procedures and the demarcation, development and deployment of assets in the public domain.

SUB-AREAS Real Estate, Tourism and Urban Planning

SÉRVULO’s real estate department comprises a multi-disciplined team used to handling high-end real estate transactions. The firm is well-practised at providing legal advice on urban planning procedures and in developing corporate frameworks to suit particular real estate investment transactions (e.g. real estate companies or real estate investment funds). The team also takes a hands-on role in counselling clients on the development of tourism, residential, accommodation, commercial and industrial projects.

The real estate team thus advises on matters as diverse as the negotiation and execution of real estate agreements (reservation contracts, promissory sale and purchase and sale and purchase deeds, etc.), leasing and rental agreements, retail contracts in shopping centres, construction work contracts, the regularisation of property registration, lotting, parcelling and reparcelling procedures, horizontal property deeds and condominium regulations.

The team stands out on both domestic and cross border real estate finance transactions.

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SÉRVULO has an extensive experience in advising on all legal matters relating to tourism projects, from the legal and tax structuring of the project in the most efficient manner, performing due diligences to the intended site or target company (notably to assess its urban and planning viability), in obtaining all permits to construct, advising on the selection of the professional project team members (architects, constructors, engineers, etc.) and on the drafting of all relevant services  and construction agreements.

The team also advises on obtaining all the legally required licensing to explore the tourism undertaking (either hotel, tourism apartments, resorts or tourism local lodgings), as well as drafting, execution and registering the tourism constitutive titles, the management agreements and the exploitation agreements to be entered into between the owners and the management company.

The team has broad-ranging knowledge on the marketing of the tourism projects, including drafting of all the reservation, promissory sale and purchase agreements and sale and purchase deeds

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SÉRVULO has an extensive experience in advising on all legal matters related to territorial planning, the implementation of plans and the administration of urban real estate transactions and associated commercial activities.

In territorial planning, the team is especially well-practised in drafting and executing planning contracts and in devising land management frameworks for specified spaces, such as waterways and maritime areas. In the implementation of plans, the firm stands out for its expertise in formulating integrated multi-use programmes for urban municipal spaces, with respect to the transformation, rehabilitation and regeneration of individual plots as well as the area as a whole.

On the administration side, the team has comprehensive knowledge of all the relevant administration and regularisation procedures that must be adhered to prior to, during and after development projects.

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Eduardo Gonçalves Rodrigues Manuel Magalhães Sofia Thibaut Trocado Carla Parreira Leandro Joana Pinto Monteiro Francisca Saldanha Monteiro Pedro João Domingos Filipa Névoa