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Firm History

AVCO has consistently grown over the years since its inception in 1986 when the founder and director started his individual practice.

By 1991 a partnership was in place in order to better fulfil our client’s needs in terms of practice areas and location. While retaining the Firm’s original focus on corporate, litigation and transportation law, more areas were added to the mix. IP, IT, labour and employment, tax, international trade and banking departments were created while a significant expertise developed in industries such as textile, construction, wine, tourism, energy, franchising and health and life sciences.

Greater availability means being closer to clients, which is why location is important to us. Based in Madrid (Spain) the Firm expanded its presence, setting up offices firstly in Vigo (Spain), then Lisbon (Portugal), Milan (Italy) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) from which we assist clients who do business in Southern Europe and South-East Asia.



  • Spanish-Portuguese/ Portuguese-Spanish Dictionary of legal, economic and commercial terms.

    The first bilingual dictionary in Spanish and Portuguese to address the worlds of business and law, and to resolve the need for technical translations.

  • How to do business in Spain.

    Published and coordinated by the Spanish-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the guide features a comprehensive approach to investment in Spain: setting up a company; labour legislation; tax; trademarks and patents; venture capital; banking system; insurance.

  • How to do business in Galicia.

    Published by the Spanish-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the guide features our extensive knowledge of investment opportunities in the Spanish region of Galicia, incentives packages and local institutions.

  • Practical guide to commercial agreements in Portugal.

    Published by the Chamber of Industry, Commerce and Navigation of La Coruña, this guide is a valuable tool for any company that wishes to do business in Portugal.
  • Investing in Spain. What you need to know.

    This compilation brings together 30 articles on investment related aspects with the Spanish market. Published in the leading Portuguese economic weekly “Vida Económica”, it is addressed to the Portuguese investor.
  • Peru Investment Guide.

    Published by AVCO Legal in collaboration with the law firm of Daly, Otero, Flórez y Núñez del Prado, it comprises every aspect related to doing business and investing in Peru, from immigration procedures, to company incorporation, taxation or labour laws.
  • Golden Visa and Property Investment Guide for Spain and Portugal.

    Published by AVCO Legal, it is a valuable tool for real estate investors in Spain and Portugal, and covers topics such as the Golden Visa, purchase and leasing of real estate, paying taxes and company incorporation.
  • Malaysia Investment Guide.

    Published by AVCO Legal, the guide deals namely with immigration of foreign workers, incentives granted by the Malaysian Government, company types and tax rules.
  • ASEAN Investment Guide

    Published by AVCO Legal, it offers an overview of the eight main markets in ASEAN: Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam
  • Wine Law Code

    Directed by AVCO Legal, the Wine Law Code represents the first of its kind in Spain to encompass EU, Spanish and regional laws and regulations on all industry-related aspects.

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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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