International reach

From global to local or vice versa, we take your business anywhere it needs to be. In addition to our own offices we have with a solid network of collaborators in leading cities throughout the world: law and accounting firms, chambers of commerce and business associations provide valuable input to our clients. 

International Trade and Investments

Going international can be a daunting prospect. Companies need to get a feel for a new market, cope with cultural, language and legal barriers and cut through red tape. AVCO breaks down the complex issues for clients, providing straightforward advice and delivering results.

How we help

International Trade

  • Customs compliance
  • Export control
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Agency and distribution agreements


  • Incentives packages
  • Branches and subsidiaries
  • Activity licensing


With the opening in 2014 of our representative office in Malaysia, AVCO Legal became the first Iberian law firm present in any ASEAN country. Since then, we have been assisting clients from the ASEAN region coming into Europe with:

  • Immigration and citizenship
  • Corporate investment
  • Tax
  • Real estate purchase and operation

In 2019 we set up AVCO Corporate Services to also help European businesses with their investments in Malaysia and throughout the ASEAN. Learn more about AVCO Corporate Services here.

Additionally, we have spearheaded the set up of the Spain-ASEAN Business Association (ASEMPEA). The Association is not only a meeting point for Spanish and South-East Asian companies, but also serves as a lobby and discussion forum with the Spanish administration and Embassies of ASEAN country members in Spain. If you would like to learn more about the Association and its activities please click here.


International Desks

We have established strong and reliable relationships in places where we are not physically present but our clients need to be. Key markets such as Turkey, Brazil or francophone countries can be tackled effectively from our offices thanks to our international desks. Steeped in these local legal practices, our desks also serve as gateways for investment flowing into Spain, Portugal and Italy. 

Turkish Desk

Bridging Europe and Asia, Turkey is an attractive prospect on its own as well as the natural gateway to the Middle and Far East. Growing trade and investment have fostered a need to assist companies that venture into Turkey as well as Turkish companies and individuals coming into Spain, Portugal and Italy.

Brazilian Desk

More of a reality than an emerging market, Brazil offers vast possibilities for the investor. However, its layered regulatory framework requires skilful navigation and a deep understanding of legal issues. Our Brazilian Desk is the central point of a vast network of contacts throughout the country to serve our clients' interests. We also help Brazilian companies and individuals with their investments and/or immigration files in Spain, Portugal and Italy.

Francophone Desk

Our French Desk retains a strong focus on individuals from France, Belgium or Switzerland that move into Spain, Portugal and Italy for personal or professional reasons. We handle real estate investments, tax benefits for expatriates or labour and corporate issues to ensure a smooth transition from the country of origin.

Chambers of Commerce

We act in different capacities (board member, secretary general or regional delegate) for the following institutions:

  • Spain-ASEAN Business Association
  • Spanish-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce
  • Italian Chamber of Commerce in Spain

We also belong to the Spanish Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce.

Get In Touch With Us

  • Spain

    +34 91 420 24 27
    C/ Velázquez, 37 28001 Madrid

  • Portugal

    +351 213 550 187
    Av. da República, 41, 4º
    1050-187 Lisbon

  • Malaysia

    +603 273 19 219
    Level 35-02 (East Wing), QSentral 2A,Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur 50470

  • Italy

    +39 024 814 994
    Via Solferino, 7 20121 Milan

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