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VdA announces new partners Ana Luís de Sousa and Catarina Pinto Correia

February 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

As of January 2018, Ana Luís de Sousa and Catarina Pinto Correia join VdA partnership.

Lawyers in, respectively, Projects - Infrastructures, Energy & Natural Resources and Public Law, these appointments stand for from the ongoing strategic commitment to reinforce the firm’s capabilities in core areas and develop new skills in key sectors of the economy, providing increased added value to our clients.

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VdA Legal Partners: exclusive partnership in Chad

February 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

On December 15, Vieira de Almeida entered into an exclusive partnership agreement with Cabinet BASSOUNDA & Partners - BP Partners, a Chadian law firm lead by Sylvanus Bassounda and Beti Kolossoum Nodjitan. BP Partners is one of the most prestigious law firms in Chad, with a widely acknowledged expertise in OHADA Law, Tax, Employment, Finance and Litigation.

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VdA has been appointed to preside over the Steering Committee of GRACE

February 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

VdA has been elected President of the Steering Committee of GRACE for the period 2018/2020. Partner Margarida Couto, shall take office on behalf of the firm.

GRACE (www.grace.pt) is a pioneering non-profit public interest organisation gathering over 160 companies of all sizes and across industries, engaged in deepening their social role, as well as promoting and developing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Portugal.

The appointment of VdA to lead GRACE for the next 3 years is a strong motive for institutional pride, as it recognises the role played by the firm in Portugal, in matters regarding CSR.

Note :

VdA carries out an extensive corporate social responsibility programme, organised around several axes, notably corporate volunteer work, empowerment of non-profit organisations and the provision of pro bono legal services. Throughout 2017, VdA provided over 7.000 hours of free legal services to over 100 non-profit organisations. Over the years, the number of hours allocated to the CSR Programme has steadily increased.

At the end of 2016, VdA launched the Vasco Vieira de Almeida Foundation, having as key mission to educate for citizenship and assert the key role education and knowledge play in the promotion of human rights and the Rule of Law. The Foundation is also engaged in strengthening VdA’s CSR Programme, while an organised expression of the exercise of citizenship, reinforcing VdA’s lawyers’ and staff sense of belonging to the community at large.

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Angola | Cabo Verde | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Equatorial Guinea | Gabon | Guinea-Bissau | Mozambique | Portugal | Sao Tome and Principe | Timor-Leste

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CREDIT INTERMEDIATION AND THE PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES

October 2017. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

Decree-Law no. 81-C/2017, of 7 July, approved the regime governing Access to and Exercise of Credit Intermediary Activities and the Provision of Consultancy Services, which regulates the conditions, across the board, for the exercise of such activities in relation to any consumers in Portugal, regardless of the type and scope of credit agreement in question, having even transcended the reach of Directive no. 2014/17/EU on consumer credit agreements relating to residential immovable property, which it also partially transposed into Portuguese law.

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VdA is the only Iberian Firm to be included in the world ranking for Project Finance

December 2009. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

Vieira de Almeida & Associados once again features prominently in the rankings organised by the “Dealogic Project Finance Review”, a magazine specialising in Project Finance operations.

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VdA signs protocol of collaboration with Criamar, the Social Welfare Association set up by the Pesta

December 2009. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

As part of its Pro Bono and Social Responsibility Programme, VdA has signed a Protocol of Collaboration with CRIAMAR – A Social Welfare Association for the Development and Support of Children and Young People. Dr. João Carlos Abreu, President of the Association, has expressed his satisfaction and appreciation to VdA for this initiative.

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Recommendations IFLR1000

December 2009. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

In the 2010 edition of the IFLR 1000 guide, VdA appears as Leading Firm in the areas of Banking and Project Finance. The firm is also distinguished by its work in the areas of Capital Markets and M&A areas.

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Tiago Marreiros Moreira Chair of the Tax Commission of the International Union of Lawyers

December 2009. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

Tiago Marreiros Moreira, partner in VdA’s Tax practice area, has been appointed Chair of the Tax Commission at the International Union of Lawyers, an organisation whose membership includes over 200 Bar Associations and several thousand lawyers from over 110 countries around the world.

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VdA and APIFARMA organise conference

April 2009. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

Apifarma, the Portuguese Pharmaceutical Industry Association, and VdA are holding a conference on 15 April on “The Importance of Protecting Industrial Property Rights in the Pharmaceutical Industry”.

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VdA advises on purchase of Enersis

December 2008. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

Vieira de Almeida & Associados provided legal advice for the purchase of the wind farm portfolio of (the former) Enersis (which represents more than 25% of the wind farm energy market in Portugal), from the Australian group Babcock & Brown (B&B), in a transaction worth more than € 1,2 billion.

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Overall Law Firm of the year - 'ACQ 2008'

December 2008. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

Vieira de Almeida & Associados has been voted 'Overall Law Firm of the year 2008 - Portugal' by Acquisition Finance Magazine (ACQ Finance Magazine), one of the most prestigious international publications specialised in the reporting and analysis of global financial operations and, more specifically, in the M&A (Mergers & Acquisitions) market.

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Newsletter: Projects, Energy and Natural Resources

August 2008. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

Nowadays, while discussing energy policy it is inevitable to address the issue of the management of energy resources. Topics such as the reduction of the energy dependence and the environmental preservation have brought to light the matters of energy efficiency as an intrinsic element of the sustainable development of a country.

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Legal Developments by:
VdA Vieira de Almeida

  • 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.
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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.