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Portugal

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 5

Albuquerque & Associados

Albuquerque & Associados’ work ‘compares well to internatonal standards’. António de Mendonça Raimundo advised new client Indie Campers on its acquisition of West Coast Campers. Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group, Santos Barosa and fruit merchant Granfer are also recent client wins.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Albuquerque & Associados

Albuquerque & Associados has ‘a very strong team’ acting in banking, insurance and construction sector disputes. In arbitration, the team acted for Compañía Española de Petróleos as highway concessionaire in a case against the Portuguese state claiming compensation for decreased traffic due to the introduction of a toll fare system. Francisco Colaço leads the group, which also includes Dulce Dinis.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 4

Albuquerque & Associados

Albuquerque & Associados provides ‘accurate advice’, with associate Sónia Gemas Donário ‘preparing all documents carefully’. It assisted ABB with a compliance programme and advised PepsiCo/Matudis on the implementation of a discount policy.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Albuquerque & Associados

Albuquerque & Associados’ team provides ‘robust advice’, and is advising General Motors on a restructuring. João Salvador has ‘very good negotiation and persuasion skills backed by sound technical knowledge and experience’.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 4

Albuquerque & Associados

Albuquerque & Associados is ‘always prepared’ to work on privatisations and tender procedures. In one highlight, it advised Systems Sunlight on the public procurement procedure for the supply of batteries for Trident class submarines to the Portuguese Navy. Alexandre de Albuquerque and Diana Silveira are recommended.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 3

Albuquerque & Associados

Albuquerque & Associados advised container and cargo carrier ETE Group on navigation and forwarding agent relations and concession agreements. Alexandre de Albuquerque leads the group, which is ‘always well prepared’.

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  • MOZAMBIQUE | VAT CODE AMENDED

    Law no. 13/2016, of 30 December 2016, which amended and republished the Mozambican VAT Code, was recently rectified by a Notice, dated June 8th.
  • ARTICLE 29 WORKING PARTY GUIDELINES ON THE EU GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

    In order to clarify some of the new obligations stemming from the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which will apply as of 25th May 2018, the Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) – the independent European consulting body for data protection issues – recently issued its “Guidance on Data Protection Impact Assessment (“DPIA”)”. This document will be available for public consultation until 23rd May, 2017.
  • CNPD APPROVES 10 MEASURES TO PREPARE FOR THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

    On 28th January, 2017, the Portuguese Data Protection Authority (Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados/CNPD) published a document establishing 10 measures for entities to prepare for the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
  • ANGOLA | NEW REGULATION ON THE LICENSING OF ESTABLISHMENTS AND OF COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY

    Presidential Decree no. 193/17, which approves the Regulation on the Licensing of Establishments and of Commercial Activity and Market Services (“Regulation”), was published on 22 August. The Regulation, which will enter into force on 21 October (60 days after its publication), establishes the conditions and procedures governing the licensing of commercial activities and market services, as well as the licensing of the respective establishments, revoking Presidential Decree no. 288/10, of 30 November (Regulation on the Licensing of Commercial Activity and the Provision of Market Services), as well as all prior regulations on the matter contrary to the provisions of the new Regulation.
  • MOZAMBIQUE | PETROLEUM PRODUCTS SUPPLY

    Ministerial Statute 50/2017, of 11 July 2017, sets forth the measures approved by the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy to streamline petroleum products’ import into and supply to the country and ensure fuel supply safety, regularity and quality. The newly approved measures obviously have a direct impact on distributors, but also affect suppliers, IMOPETRO, commercial banks operating in-country and the Banco de Moçambique (“BdM”).
  • Mozambique VAT Code Amended

    Law no. 13/2016, of 30 December 2016, which amended and republished the Mozambican VAT Code, was recently rectified by a Notice, dated June 8th.
  • COMPANIES CODE AMENDED

    Decree-Law 79/2017, of 30 June 2017, was published last Friday and amends both the Insolvency and Corporate Recovery Code and the Companies Code, in order to implement the goals of the “Programa Capitalizar” approved by Council of Ministers Resolution 42/2016, of 18 August 2016
  • ANGOLA | SIGNIFICANT AMENDMENTS TO REGULATIONS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF A PROFESSIONAL

    Please be aware that a new Presidential Decree has been published on 24th of April (Presidential Decree 79/17 of 24 April) which, among others, introduces the following significant amendments to former Presidential decree 43/17 of 6 March (regulations on the performance of a professional activity by nonresident foreign employees ):
  • PROHIBITION ON ISSUE OF BEARER SHARES

    Bearer securities have been prohibited under Law 15/2017, of May 3, 2017, published today. The Companies Code and the Securities Code have been amended in order to implement this measure.
  • ANGOLA | NEW REGULATIONS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF A PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY BY NON-RESIDENT

    Presidential Decree 43/17, of 6 March 2017 (“DP 43/17”) just enacted new regulations on the performance of a professional activity by non-resident foreign workers, repealing former Decrees 5/95, of 7 April 1995 and 6/01, of 19 January 2001.