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Insurance

Portugal

It is now more than 50 years that we are daily working in close cooperation with Insurance Companies in Portugal in all insurance branches, from the representation of clients within the scope of claims reporting to the permanent corporate follow-up, going through the assistance in the draw up and update of insurance policies, creation of pension funds among others.

We have also expertise in regulatory terms, having accompanied our clients before the regulator and, whenever necessary, within the ambit of judicial appeal.

We assist national and international clients in all branches of insurances, focusing in particular civil liability, D&O, construction, life, multi risks, environmental liability.

Our lawyers join their expertise in this field with the knowledge and quality of the provision of legal services. Being organised in multidisciplinary teams, we provide response in issues such as:

  • Litigation and claims reporting. Insurances Arbitration
  • Corporate, mergers, acquisitions and other transactions
  • Regulation
  • Insurance policies draw up and update
  • Pension Funds
  • Competition
  • Insurances Taxation

Our team gathers experts of the several branches focused in providing customized services to fit this sector’s needs.

Acknowledgement

The great advantages of the team are its accessibility and that the lawyers have notable knowledge of the insurance market.
Chambers & Partners 2017
Highly regarded practice, well known for handling contentious matters in the sector. Sources acknowledge the efficiency of the team and "their vast knowledge" adding that the "lawyers have a good background in the area".
Chambers & Partners 2017

 

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20/09/2017
Pub­lic Coun­try-by-Coun­try Re­port­ing; Tax­pay­er­s' Rights
Ap­pro­pri­ate Use of Coun­try-by-Coun­try Re­ports The OECD has now pub­lished Guid­ance (avail­able here) on the ap­pro­pri­ate use of Coun­try-by-Coun­try Re­ports (‘Cb­CRs’) by na­tion­al tax au­thor­it­ies. This is in re­sponse to some val­id MNE con­cerns that tax au­thor­it­ies.
10/02/2017
In­dia Budget 2017 - 2018
On 1 Feb­ru­ary, Fin­ance Min­is­ter Ar­un Jait­ley presen­ted In­dia’s an­nu­al Uni­on Budget for 2017-2018 (the “Budget”) for the fisc­al year be­gin­ning 1 April 2017. The cent­ral aim in this year’s Budget ap­pears to fo­cus on the most vul­ner­able with in­creased spend­ing.
24/01/2017
The up­com­ing money mar­ket fund reg­u­la­tion
I. The Reg­u­la­tion in­tro­duces two new cat­egor­ies of MMF, with each MMF re­quired to meet the re­quire­ments: short-term MMFs, whose ob­ject­ive is to of­fer money mar­ket rate re­turns while en­sur­ing the highest pos­sible level of safety.
01/12/2016
BEPS Up­date: Mul­ti­lat­er­al In­stru­ment Pub­lished
The OECD has now pub­lished the mul­ti­lat­er­al in­stru­ment (“MLI”) that will im­ple­ment cer­tain of the treaty-re­lated pro­pos­als from its pro­ject on tack­ling base erosion and profit shift­ing (“BEPS”).