Areas of Expertise

Spatial Planning

Nowadays, it is a given fact that the value of a property is determined by its authorised use - as such, an ex ante analysis is required prior to any real estate investment decision. The complexity and multiplicity of territorial management instruments, as well as the nature of the changes they can undergo during licensing procedures, demand a solid legal experience in this area in order to assure our Clients, with as much degree of certainty as possible, that their investment goals are fulfilled.

VIEIRA, COSTA GOMES possesses vast experience in the task of monitoring the elaboration and changes to territorial management instruments and provides, directly through its partner Filomena Vieira, and among others, the following legal services:

  • Due diligences in order to determine zoning restrictions or the scope and validity of previously established rights by way of pre-existing permits 
  • Integration in the multidisciplinary teams responsible for the drawing up of spatial planning regulations and all legal acts required for the contractualisation of plans, monitoring of applicable procedures, preparation for the definition of preventive measures.
  • Expropriations consequent to the approval of plans
  • Legal consulting on public domain-related matters