Another key element when incoportating a company in Portugal is share capital. Thanks to recent business-firendly legislation, it is now possible to incorporate a private limited company/ LLC with as little as € 1 per shareholder. Which brings us to another point. How many shareholders must a Portuguese company have? A private limited company/ LLC should have at least 1 shareholder.
On the other hand, public limited companies/ corporations should have a minimum share capital of € 50,000 and 5 shareholders. With regard to directors, both types of companies shoud at least have one, although public limited companies/ corporations require a minimum of 2 if its share capital is in excess of € 200.000.