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Caiado Guerreiro advised on change of Olympus premises

The firm’s team advised on all legal issues inherent to the company’s expansion project for the new building at the Coimbra – iParque technology park.

Following the company’s expansion policy, Olympus started, in 2019, the construction of a new building for the subsidiary Olympus Medical Products Portugal, located in the Technological Park Coimbra iParque, in Antanhol and developing its activity in the Healthcare sector.

This new building has a production area of about 15,500 thousand meters, creating more job opportunities in Coimbra and contributing to the region’s socio-economic development.

In this context, Caiado Guerreiro team – composed by Ricardo Rodrigues Lopes, partner and lawyer, Maria Margarida Torres, partner and lawyer, Zuzanna Maria Sadlowska, associate lawyer, and the trainee-lawyer João Sismeiro Pereira – assisted the whole process, from the necessary steps for the land acquisition, licensing, construction contracts, service provision, financing, factory operationalization, and labour issues related with the workers’ movement to the new facilities.

Ricardo Rodrigues Lopes explains that it was a process “in which a great teamwork was accomplished along more than two years, having this close relationship between Caiado Guerreiro team and Olympus enabled the conclusion of the project on time and without mishaps”.

“This partnership allowed Olympus to have a greater speed and efficiency in all legal steps necessary to implement the project. Furthermore, the interaction of Olympus with all Caiado Guerreiro team was always very positive and fostered through open and frequent communication”, says Eduardo Gonçalves, responsible for the Legal and Compliance department of Olympus Medical Products Portugal.

João Caiado Guerreiro, Caiado Guerreiro managing partner, explains that the firm “has been giving legal advice to Olympus for 20 years, since it started its activity in Portugal”, having also represented the company “in the acquisition of the previous facilities”, as well as in several acquisitions of companies in Portugal: “in these two decades we have given Olympus our legal services in several areas, from commercial and corporate law, to real estate, labour, financial and tax law”.

Olympus, founded in 1919, focuses on creating customer-oriented solutions for the medical industry, life sciences and industrial equipment, aiming to make people’s lives healthier, safer and rewarding.

posted in July 12, 2022