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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  • AVCO Madrid

    The capital and largest city of Spain is one of Europe’s major business centres. Its strategic location coupled with excellent infrastructures (one of Europe’s best airports, high speed trains) make Madrid today’s main platform for companies operating in the Iberian Market. Ever changing and dynamic, it offers a widespread variety of services and industries.

    AVCO Legal's office is located in one of the city’s main arteries, Velázquez 37, next to Plaza Colón.

  • AVCO Vigo

    Vigo is the economic engine of the Spanish northwestern region of Galicia. Over the years the city and the region have developed a strong export activity thanks to several key industries such as construction, automotive, wine, biotech, granite and slate, textile and canning.

    Sharing a border with Portugal and benefiting from the nearness of four airports (the city’s own airport, and the ones of Santiago de Compostela and Coruña in Spain and Oporto in Portugal) six of Spain’s most important ports (the city’s own port, and the ones of Pontevedra-Marín, Vilagarcía, Coruña and Ferrol and Leixões in Portugal) and alluring incentives packages, Galicia and Vigo, in particular, are attractive investment opportunities.

    AVCO Legal's office is located in the very heart of Vigo, at calle Dr. Cadaval 2, near the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de Compostela and the Port Authority.

  • AVCO Lisbon

    Your gate to the Atlantic. The capital of Portugal and the area of Greater Lisbon are home to breaking edge clusters such as automotive, chemical, IT, electronic, shared service centres and moulds. Lisbon is also an attractive platform for investment in Brazil and the Portuguese speaking African countries.

    AVCO Legal's office is located at Avenida Miguel Bombarda 36, next to Praça Duque de Saldanha and Avenida da República.

  • AVCO Milan

    Apart from its reputation as Italy's financial heart, Milan leads the famous industrial triangle also formed by Turin and Genoa. Due to its geographic position and leading industries, the city bridges the economies of Western and Eastern Europe.

    AVCO Legal's office, in partnership with Elexia Avvocati & Commercialisti, is located in Via Solferino 7, next to the Castello Sforzesco and the Pinacoteca di Brera.

  • AVCO Kuala Lumpur - Corporate Services

    The capital of Malaysia is one of the most dynamic and exciting cities, right at the heart of the Asia-Pacific Region. With no shortage of opportunities in oil and gas, construction, electronics, healthcare, IT or tourism, Malaysia keeps on growing as evidenced by the development of the Multimedia Super Corridor (including Putrajaya and Ciberjaya), the expansion of Port Klang and the new terminal of its international airport.

    AVCO Corporate Services is located in the Q Sentral building, by the KL Sentral Station, close to the Malaysian Investment Development Authority.

  • AVCO Madrid

    C/ Velázquez, 37
    28001 Madrid
    T.: +34 91 420 24 27
    F.: +34 91 420 12 33


  • AVCO Vigo

    C/ Dr. Cadaval, 2
    36202 Vigo
    T.: +34 986 91 23 55
    F.: +34 986 91 23 56


  • AVCO Lisbon

    Av. Miguel Bombarda, 36
    1050-165 Lisbon
    T.: + 351 213 550 187
    F.: + 351 213 550 188


  • AVCO Milan

    Via Solferino, 7
    20121 Milan
    T.: +39 02 3663 7970
    F.: +39 02 3663 7974


  • AVCO Kuala Lumpur - Corporate Services

    Level 35-02 (East Wing), QSentral 2A,
    Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur 50470
    T.: + 603 2731 9219
    F.: + 603 2731 9399


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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. Miguel Bombarda 36
    1050-165 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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