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FCB Sociedade de Advogados

AVENIDA DA LIBERDADE 249, 1ST FLOOR, 1250-143 LISBON, PORTUGAL
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Faro, Lisbon, Luanda, Oporto

Portugal

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

FCB Sociedade de Advogados

FCB Sociedade de Advogados advised Nacala Holdings on the acquisition of both Elevo Group and Opway. Pedro Guimaraes, Rodrigo Almeida Dias and Gonçalo da Cunha are the names to note.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

FCB Sociedade de Advogados

FCB Sociedade de Advogados represented IBM in a successful out-of-court settlement with a Portuguese construction company regarding debt collection recovery, which is a key strength for the practice. Rui Tabarra e Castro and associate Luís Falcão Ramos are ‘rigorous and proactive’.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

FCB Sociedade de Advogados

The ‘highly dedicatedInês Albuquerque e Castro heads the practice at FCB Sociedade de Advogados, which gives clients ‘the solutions they need and full guidance throughout the entire process’. It assisted IT services company CGI with all aspects regarding the collective dismissal of 70 employees, resulting in a company restructuring, and Bacardi with a transfer of operations.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

FCB Sociedade de Advogados

FCB Sociedade de Advogados mostly handles trade mark registrations. Cabify is a client. Practice head Margarida Roda Santos made partner.

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Projects and project finance
Projects and project finance - ranked: tier 3

FCB Sociedade de Advogados

Public law expert Miguel Lorena Brito leads the practice at FCB Sociedade de Advogados, which handles energy, manufacturing, highway, and planning projects. In another sector, it assisted CGI in several tenders for the supply of IT services.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 5

FCB Sociedade de Advogados

FCB Sociedade de Advogados advises private clients on public procurement and contracts, administrative disputes, as well as environmental and planning issues. Opway and Novo Banco count among the team's key clients. Miguel Lorena Brito heads the practice.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

FCB Sociedade de Advogados

FCB Sociedade de Advogados handles sales and acquisitions, leases and refurbishments, as well as disputes. Clients include Generali, Footlocker and Merlin. Miguel Castelo Branco, Miguel Lorena Brito and Rodrigo Almeida Dias jointly lead the team.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

FCB Sociedade de Advogados

Diogo Bernardo Monteiro heads the practice at FCB Sociedade de Advogados, which assisted with obtaining non-habitual resident tax status for high-net-worth individuals, and advised Nacala Holdings on the tax aspects of the acquisitions of Elevo, Opway, and Ramos Catarino.

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Offices in Luanda

Mozambique

Portugal

Offices in Oporto, Lisbon, and Faro

Legal Developments by:
FCB Sociedade de Advogados

  • Labour & Employment

    1 What are the main statutes and regulations relating to employment? The main statutes relating to employment are the Portuguese Employment Code (approved by Law 7/2009 of 12 February 2009) and the Regulation of the Employment Code (Law 35/2004 of 29 July 2004) which is still in force notwithstanding the fact that parts have been revoked with the entry into force of the new Employment Code. Within the Employment Code, the vast majority of the rules are mandatory and, therefore, can only be modified by agreement of the parties and only if such amendment is intended to improve the position or rights of the employees.
    - FCB&A – F Castelo Branco & Associados

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.