Sergio Catarino is Founding Partner of NASCIMENTO CATARINO & ASSOC.
Sergio graduated in Law from the University of Lisbon Law School in 1995 and was qualified as a Portuguese Lawyer by 1997. He later completed his post-graduate studies in Management and Electronic Commerce in 2000.
From 1997 to 2000, he was the Operations Director of Coface Services Portugal, S.A, and was the Vice-President of APEIN (Companies Portuguese Association of Information for Business and Debt Collection) from 1999 to 2002.
In 2005, Sergio founded Nascimento Catarino & Assoc. – Law Firm R.L., based in Lisbon, offering services throughout of Portugal. The firm is currently in the process of implementing a Quality Management System with the purpose of obtaining the ISO 9001:2008 quality management certifications.
You should always seek to control risk, especially when operating in foreign legal system.
As with all big decisions in life research is the key.
Because one should make sure of the reputation and credentials of those we are dealing with, our control risk services allows Clients to perform credit control operations concerning Portuguese citizens or companies.
We also help Clients to identify, trace, freeze and recover financial and physical assets.
Our debt collection service offers clients a low cost collection.
We provide legal services in Portugal as well as a highly-qualified debt recovery legal service.
We use a creative approach to every exact situation concerning debtor and debt.
The service is designed to collect outstanding debts without the use of legal proceedings. Our skill is in finding ways to resolve problem situations at an early stage.
Where appropriate we avoid contentious proceedings but were necessary we litigate in the best interest of our Clients.
We are pround member of ACA INTERNATIONAL, member of Qllective and GCMS partner in Portugal.
We check if the property if free of title, prepare and authenticate the preliminary contract and the deed, verify tax payments and make sure the property is duly registered in the name of the new owner at the Land Registry Officer.