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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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Minimum Share Capital Requirements for Limited Liability Companies Abolished

The Portuguese government issued a statue - Decree-Law 33/2011, of 7 March- amending the commercial companies code.

Foreign Investment Company – A new business category in China

It is expected 2009 to be the year that the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China will offer foreign investors new (and interesting) enterprise structure possibilities in China mainland.

Brussels: Part of the problem or part of the cure

April 2009 - Finance. Legal Developments by Abreu Advogados .

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Iberian lawyers in Brussels question the willingness of the European Commissions to be flexible in the face of the continuing financial crisis.

New Insurance Contract Legal Framework - Impact on the Bancassurance’s activity

March 2009 - Finance. Legal Developments by VdA- Vieira de Almeida.

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Decree-law no. 72/2008, of 16 April - the new insurance contract legal framework ("DL 72/2008") - which entered into force on 1 January 2009, is a step forward in the Portuguese insurance sector regulation, not only because it covers regulation that was currently lacking in insurance legislation, but also because it sets forth new legislative solutions, in either case always reflecting the concern of granting an increased protection to consumers, the policyholders.

Working against time (Quotes by Luís Gouveia Fernandes)

January 2009 - Finance. Legal Developments by Abreu Advogados .

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Iberia is facing an increase in company restructuring and bankruptcies as a result of the pressure generated by the global financial crisis and a sharp downturn in some areas of the economy. A situation, say lawyers, that is testing the new insolvency regimes of both Spain and Portugal.

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