Fintech Market Overview

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Cross-border payments in Portugal


It is possible for overseas payment or e-money institutions to provide services in Portugal with prior authorization and registration with the BoP. Depending on the state of origin, the requirements and procedures may differ. Companies located in EU Member States may choose to provide their services in Portugal through a Portuguese branch, through a Portuguese agent or through a license that allows them to do so.1

In the event that the applicant entity is based in a third-country state, it must incorporate a branch or, alternatively, incorporate a subsidiary legal entity on the Portuguese territory (by following the relevant, though more demanding, procedure).1

Fintech in Portugal

Fintech in other countries

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Portuguese Fintech Lawyers

Kristina Berkes

Kristina Berkes

Participation as a lawyer at investment venture funds, leading venture M&A deals in IT, supporting iGaming and business assets

Denis Polyakov

Denis Polyakov

Comprehensive legal services for businesses on corporate, tax law, cryptocurrency legislation, investment activities

Viacheslav Losev

Viacheslav Losev

Legal support for FinTech and Blockchain projects

  1. https://thelawreviews.co.uk/title/the-financial-technology-law-review/portugal