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Abreu Advogados

AV. INFANTE D. HENRIQUE, 26, 1149-096, PORTUGAL
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Work +351 21 723 1800
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Fax +351 21 723 1899
Email:
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www.abreuadvogados.com
Lisbon, Madeira, Oporto

Manuel de Andrade Neves

Tel:
Work +351 21 723 1800
Email:
Web:
www.abreuadvogados.com
Abreu Advogados

Work Department

Energy & Natural Resources Law, Public Law and Environmental Law.

Position

Partner.

Career

Partner with Abreu Advogados since 2002, where he co-heads the Public Law and Environment Practice Area as well as the Timor-Leste practice; Chief of Staff for the Secretary of State for Spatial Planning and Nature Conservation, Portuguese Government (2002-2003); Associate Lawyer with Abreu Advogados (1995-2001); Trainee Lawyer with Abreu Advogados (1993-1995); Legal Advisor to the President of the Portuguese Medical Association (1997-1999); Trainee at the Environmental and Local Powers Direction of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg (1995); Speaker on several professional courses and seminars on Environmental Law, Spatial Planning Law, Health Law, New Technologies and IT Law, and Commercial Law; Author of several articles on Environmental and Spatial Planning Law; Founding Member and Director of Euronatura – Center for Environmental Law and Sustainable Development, an International NGO where he acted as Director of the Oceans and Rivers Program.

Languages

Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

Member

Surrogate Member of the European Council on Environmental Law (1998-2002); Member of the International Bar Association (IBA).

Education

Law Degree, University of Lisbon Law School (1993); Master in Environmental and Spatial Planning Law (D.E.S.S - Diplôme d'Études Supérieurs Spécialisés), University of Strasbourg Robert Schuman – Strasbourg III, Faculty of Law; Post Graduation Course on Pollution and Nuisances (Diplôme Universitaire des Pollutions et Nuisances), University of Strasbourg Robert Schuman - Strasbourg III, Faculty of Sciences; Registered with the Portuguese Bar Association and registered with the Management and Discipline Council of Timor-Leste.


Portugal

Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

Abreu Advogados is a longstanding adviser to Iberdrola in Portugal, most recently assisting with the construction and licensing of dams. The team also handled a variety of energy matters in Africa for other clients. José Eduardo Martins and Manuel de Andrade Neves are the names to note.

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Projects and project finance

Within: Projects and project finance

Abreu Advogados advised lenders and concessionaires on energy and transport projects in Portugal and in lusophone Africa. Domestically, it provides regular assistance to Iberdrola Generación in several of its projects, including dams, combined cycle power plants and wind farms. Internationally, it acts for Ncondenzi Energy regarding the development of Mozambique’s first coal-fired power plant in the Tete province. José Eduardo Martins and Manuel de Andrade Neves are the partners in charge.

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Public law

Within: Public law

Abreu Advogados acts for clients in the energy and transport sectors on projects, concessions and other public law matters. A highlight was assisting ALSA (part of the National Express group) in litigation against the Portuguese government following the latter’s revocation of the client’s sub-concession of the Oporto public transportation services. The team also regularly assists with the public law aspects of real estate transactions. José Eduardo Martins and Manuel de Andrade Neves jointly head the team.

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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.