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IHL Comparative Guides

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Portugal: Corporate Governance

February 2019. By Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados and Magda Viçoso, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to tax laws and regulations that may occur in  Portugal . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Corporate Governance. [Continue Reading]

Portugal: Private Equity

January 2019. By Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, Diana Ribeiro Duarte, Managing Associate, and Pedro Capitão Barbosa, Associate

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to private equity laws and regulations that may occur in  Portugal . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Private Equity. [Continue Reading]

Portugal: Bribery & Corruption

May 2018. By Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, Mrs. Filipa Marques Júnior, Partner, and Mr. Duarte Santana Lopes, Senior Associate

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to bribery & corruption law in Portugal . It will cover the definition of bribery, regulation, compliance, liability and enforcement as well as insight and opinion and any upcoming legal changes planned for their respective country. This Q&A is part of the global guide. [Continue Reading]

Portugal: Insurance & Reinsurance

April 2018. By Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, Margarida Lima Rego, Nuno Sobreira, and Francisco Vieira de Almeida

This country-specific Q&A gives a pragmatic overview of the law and practice of insurance & reinsurance law in the Japan . It addresses topics such as contract regulation, licensing, penalties, policyholder protection, alternativedispute resolution as well as personal insight and opinion as to the future of the insurance market over the next five years. This Q&A is part of the global guide to Insurance & Reinsurance. [Continue Reading]

Legal Developments in Portugal

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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.