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Corporate

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Corporate area has a large experience in the legal advice and assistance to companies, carrying out the strategic follow-up of same within the ambit of decisions taking critical to the success of these companies.

In the course of our activity we have been assisting national and international companies with their most relevant growth operations, our clients benefiting from expert lawyers with a wide track record in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and corporate finance.

We assist both domestic and cross-border transactions, with multidisciplinary teams at the service of our clients, with abilities in the most relevant Pan-European jurisdictions.

Our team is involved in all issues connected with Corporate Law and transactions, notably:

  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestments
  • Private Equity (LBOs, MBOs and MBIs)
  • Companies restructuring (reorganisations, division of companies and dissolutions)
  • Corporate Finance
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Corporate governance
  • Privatisations
  • Due diligence processes prior to the acquisition or merger of companies and corporate groups
  • Restructuring and reorganisations of national and international groups
  • Our corporate team has been providing advice and legal assistance to a rather diversified set of national and international clients (banks, credit institutions, private equity and venture capital and corporate groups) and has been involved in different types of transactions in multiple activity sectors well known to the team.

Acknowledgement

Band 2: "The team is experienced, technically very knowledgeable and has proven the ability to anticipate and deal with critical issues during and after transactions".
Chambers & Partners 2017
Tier 2: "The very professional and available" team at CMS is jointly headed by João Caldeira and Francisco Xavier de Almeida.
Legal 500 2017

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16/04/2019
The new EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign in­vest­ment is now in force
On 10 April 2019, the EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) came in­to force, al­low­ing the European Com­mis­sion and Mem­ber States un­til 11 Oc­to­ber 2020 to put in place mech­an­isms and re­sources to com­ply.
09/04/2019
EU Par­lia­ment ad­opts dir­ect­ive on pre­vent­ive re­struc­tur­ing
The EU Par­lia­ment ad­op­ted the Dir­ect­ive on fu­ture "Pre­vent­ive Re­struc­tur­ing Frame­works", which cre­ates the basis for uni­form pre­vent­ive re­struc­tur­ing across the European Uni­on and will fun­da­ment­ally change how com­pan­ies deal with fin­an­cial dif­fi­culties and.
22/03/2019
EU: Pro­vi­sion­al Agree­ment on Cross-bor­der Mer­gers, De­mer­gers or Trans­fers
On 13 March 2019, the European Com­mis­sion re­leased a state­ment (19/1608) that the European Par­lia­ment and the Mem­ber States have reached a pro­vi­sion­al agree­ment on new rules mak­ing it easi­er for com­pan­ies to merge (fu­sion/fusie), de­merge (scis­sion/splitsing).
20/02/2019
European Par­lia­ment backs EU wide frame­work for screen­ing for­eign...
On 14 Feb­ru­ary 2019, the European Par­lia­ment voted to en­dorse the first ever EU-wide tool for screen­ing for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) on the grounds of se­cur­ity and pub­lic or­der. The vote brings the EU one step closer to put­ting in place a frame­work al­low­ing.
24/01/2019
Golden Visa in Por­tugal to in­clude ''­green in­vest­ment­s''
Ac­cord­ing to Por­tuguese Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cial fig­ures, since its be­gin­ning in 2012, the Golden Visa pro­gram gen­er­ated in Por­tugal an ac­cu­mu­lated in­vest­ment of € 4. 155. 454. 320,27, from which € 3. 769. 059. 383,67 in ac­quis­i­tion of real es­tate and  € 386.
22/11/2018
New re­port | Con­nec­ted Fu­ture: in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in the rad­ic­ally...
Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives, but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture, such as di­git­al; on the oth­er hand, it.
21/11/2018
EU in­sti­tu­tions reach polit­ic­al agree­ment on new EU frame­work for...
On 20 Novem­ber 2018, ne­go­ti­at­ors for the European Par­lia­ment, the European Com­mis­sion and the Coun­cil reached a polit­ic­al agree­ment on a pro­posed new EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) which will al­low EU Mem­ber States to call for in­vest­ments.
07/11/2018
Trans­fers of cross-bor­der re­gistered of­fices: how the mar­ket de­veloped...
The gen­es­is In 2003, the draft 14th Dir­ect­ive on cross-bor­der trans­fers of re­gistered of­fices was ini­ti­ated by the European Com­mis­sion. It was sub­sequently aban­doned in 2007, par­tic­u­larly due to the res­ist­ance from cer­tain Mem­ber States which were op­posed to.
30/05/2018
An­gola - Blocks 20/11 and 21/09 sale
Son­an­gol, as hold­er of par­ti­cip­at­ing in­terests in Blocks 20/11 and 21/09,  in­formed through a press re­lease its in­ten­tion to trans­fer part of those in­terests. The pro­pos­als for the pur­chase of the par­ti­cip­a­tion in­terests in each of the oil con­ces­sions shall.
15/03/2018
An­gola - 2018 State Budget
The Law No. 3/18 of 1 March, ap­prov­ing the An­golan State Budget for 2018 was re­cently pub­lished. We would like to high­light the fol­low­ing rel­ev­ant items: The Spe­cial Con­tri­bu­tion on Cur­rent In­vis­ible For­eign Ex­change Trans­ac­tions, levied on pay­ments re­lated.