This year, Lawrope’s annual general meeting took place in Oporto, Portugal on 21st – 22nd of September 2018 and it was hosted by our member in Portugal,  RICARDO GONCALVES – Advogados. On Friday, the participants attended a conference at Centro de Congressos Alfândega do Porto hosted by the law firm of Ricardo Goncalves in collaboration with the real estate consulting firm Predibisa.

We had several Portuguese companies attending our event and we covered subjects like Portuguese real state opportunities (by João Magalhães, CEO Predibisa and Pedro Coelho, CEO Square), Visa Gold: How to invest in Portugal: (by Dora Aleixo), Opportunities in Andorra / Portugal (by Raúl González), Agency contracts (by Horst BECKER), United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (by Dominique BRIAND), GDPR / RGPD and its impacts on direct marketing (by Leonard HAWKES) and Trump policies about immigration, investment, trade and tariffs (by Michael KABIK)

On the second day, we had our annual general meeting where we welcomed our newest member BDG from Canada in the network and further discuss the next steps of the organization.

In the evening, the members enjoyed a Guided tour to Palácio da Bolsa and Grahams Port Wine cellars, ended with a private casual gala for the members only.