Angola | 2020.06.03
Creation of Working Group to Propose Measures on Remuneration System in Oil Sector
The Minister of Public Administration, Employment and Social Security (“MAPTSS”), jointly with the Minister of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas (“MIREMPEG”), approved Order No. 1903/20, of 24 April 2020, by means of which a working group was created with the purpose of analyzing the remuneration systems currently practiced in the oil sector and proposing measures that would provide stability and equality and guarantee social peace within the industry’s companies.
Timor-Leste | 2020.06.03
Reopening of Miranda & Associados’ Díli Office
As you are aware, throughout the lock down measures imposed by the fight against COVID-19, Miranda & Associados and our Díli office staff decided to remain in Díli, to continue to provide the levels of service to which our clients have become accustomed, and which we have committed to provide over the years. Despite the challenges of remote working, our Díli office staff has continued to be of assistance to our client base, and to visit those official services that have remained open on a regular basis, so as to provide you with the most up-to-date legal advice.
Portugal, Angola | 2020.06.02
Bilateral Investment Treaty enters into force
A Bilateral Investment Treaty (“BIT”) between Portugal and Angola entered into force on 24 April 2020. The full text of the BIT published in the Portuguese official gazette (Diário da República) can be found here.
Angola | 2020.06.01
Data Package for New Petroleum Concessions Available
The National Agency for Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels (Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás e Biocombustíveis, “ANPG”), the National Concessionaire for the Angolan petroleum sector, announced last week, on 28 May 2020, that in connection with the 2020 bidding round, the Data Package concerning Blocks CON1, CON5 and CON6 (onshore Lower Congo Basin) and Blocks KON5, KON6, KON8, KON9, KON17 and KON20 (onshore Cuanza Basin) is already available.
Angola | 2020.05.28
Covid-19: Situation of Public Calamity Declared in Angola
A Situation of Public Calamity was declared, as of 00:00 (zero) hours of 26 May 2020, and will be maintained for as long as there is a risk of contamination by COVID-19.
Cape Verde | 2020.05.28
Framework Approved For Security Interests Over Movable Assets
With the express aim of promoting and simplifying the granting of credit to companies and consumers, Decree-Law No. 48/2020, of 30 April 2020, approved the general legal framework for the creation of security interests over moveable assets and for the Movable Security Interests Registry (“Registo de Garantias Mobiliárias” – “RGM”).
Angola | 2020.05.22
Privatisation of Hotel Units
According to the 2019-2022 Privatisation Programme (PROPRIV), the privatisation process of the following four Hotel Units is about to start:
Timor-Leste | 2020.05.22
Highly Anticipated Onshore Petroleum Regulations have been Approved
The Government has just enacted the Onshore Petroleum Operations Regulation by means of Decree-Law No. 18/2020, dated 13 May 2020.
Côte D’ivoire | 2020.05.19
COVID-19: Lifting Restrictions & Other Measures
During the meeting of the National Security Council chaired by President Alassane Ouattara on Thursday, 14 May 2020, and after reviewing the evolution of the pandemic in the country, the following decisions were announced:
Portugal | 2020.05.19
COVID-19: Apoios financeiros dirigidos às micro, pequenas e médias empresas para a adaptação ao contexto da doença