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Bermuda Court exercises inherent jurisdiction to appoint protectors

In the Matter of the H Trust [2019] SC (Bda) 27 Com (30 April 2019), the Supreme Court of Bermuda delivered an important judgment in which it exercised its inherent supervisory powers over trusts to appoint protectors. In its decision, the Court also reaffirmed the wide breadth of the Court’s jurisdiction under Section 47 of […]

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By Karl Anders, Deborah Brown On 1 June 2019 a new Section 21 Notice Form 6A will replace the current version. This is to coincide with the commencement of the Tenant Fees Act 2019. The main changes to the notice are in the section explaining the restrictions on terminating a tenancy under Section 21 of […]

Angola: Amendments to the Industrial Tax Code

By Samuel Fernandes de Almeida, Joana Pacheco Law 4/19, of 18 April 2019, has introduced several amendments to the Industrial Tax Code. We would highlight the following amendments: • 7% or higher foreign exchange variations in connection with fixed assets and liabilities are disregarded as income or cost for Industrial Tax purposes; • Interest borne […]

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By Ryan Bekkerus, Alexandra Kaplan and Marisa Stavenas What territory’s law typically governs the transaction agreements? Will courts in your jurisdiction recognise a choice of foreign law or a judgment from a foreign jurisdiction? In general, Portuguese law is retained for many transactions with soft domestic and international investors, certainly in all cases to govern […]

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