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Abreu Advogados

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

Rui Peixoto Duarte

Tel:
Work +351 21 723 1800
Email:
Abreu Advogados

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial Law (Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Contracts), Real Estate Law. Competition, Regulatory and EU Law.

Position

Partner.

Career

Partner with Abreu Advogados since 2006; Founding Partner of Rui Peixoto Duarte & Associados (1985-2006); Author of several published legal papers such as: “Legal Aspects of Establishing a Business in Portugal” and “A Practical guide of Portuguese Company Law”; Co-Author of “Director’s Duties and Liabilities”, Ashgate-Dartmouth, Hants (2000), “Retention of Title Clauses in Sale of Goods Contracts in Europe”, Dartmouth, Hants (1999), “Guide to European Company Laws”, Sweet & Maxwell, London (1993, 1997 and 2008) and “Investir no Brasil – Perguntas e Respostas” (“Investing in Brazil - Questions and Answers”), Actual - Almedina Group (2014); Organized and participated as a speaker on training seminars and has several articles published on Corporate and Commercial matters and on How to Invest in Portugal.

Languages

Portuguese and English.

Member

Member of International Bar Association (IBA) and Counselor of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in London.

Education

Law Degree, University of Paris 2 Assas (Maîtrise en Droit International et Europeen-1981) ; Equivalence to Law Degree, University of Coimbra Law School (1983); PIL - Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Harvard Law School (1995-1996); Registered with the Portuguese Bar Association.


Portugal

Oporto: leading commercial firms

Within: Oporto: leading commercial firms

Especially strong in tax law, and also covering corporate, employment, real estate, disputes and banking and finance, Abreu Advogados' Oporto-based team has ‘broad knowledge’ and a ‘very high capacity of delivering real, immediate help’; it also provides international coverage. Clients include Mapfre, Cepsa, Yellowtell, Porto Vivo and Iberdrola. Maria Dulce Soares covers tax; Rui Peixoto Duarte corporate and commercial matters; Paulo de Tarso Domingues has a focus on contentious matters.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Abreu Advogados' team ‘goes the extra mile’ for its clients. The outfit assisted Ceetrus with the acquisition of two shopping centres and a retail park from Blackstone, and Mercedes-Benz with the development of a digital innovation centre in Lisbon. Patrícia Viana is 'outstanding'; Francisco Patrício is highly recommended, as are Oporto-based Rui Peixoto Duarte and senior associate Renata Silva Alves, a ‘rising star’.

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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.