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Structured Finance & Securitisation

By Patrick D Dolan What legislation governs securitisation in your jurisdiction? Has your jurisdiction enacted a specific securitisation law? Securitisation has developed in Switzerland without specific supporting legislation, and there is no regulatory authority for securitisation transactions. Accordingly, the general legal framework is relevant as for any other financing transaction, such as the Swiss Code […]

Tax Newsletter: Switzerland adopts new corporate tax reform

By Maurus Winzap, Robert Desax On 19 May 2019 the Swiss voters approved the new corporate tax reform. The reform will set the basis for new rules on Swiss corporate taxation and will secure and enhance Switzerland’s overall attractiveness as a business location. The measures will enter into force in 2020. The new proposal aims […]

Project Finance 2019: Angola

By Manuel Protásio, Vanusa Gomes What are the main trends/significant developments in the project finance market in your jurisdiction? Angola is facing several political changes since the new government was elected in September 2017. The new government has made positive progress in strategic areas to promote transparency, good governance and to open the country to […]

Project Finance 2019: Mozambique

By Teresa Empis Falcão, Guilherme Daniel What are the main trends/significant developments in the project finance market in your jurisdiction? Mozambique expects to see the announcement of the final investment decision (FID) for one of the biggest gas projects in the Rovuma basin in the second quarter of 2019. The LNG project developed by the […]

Project Finance 2019: Portugal

By Teresa Empis Falcão, Ana Luís de Sousa What are the main trends/significant developments in the project finance market in your jurisdiction? The Portuguese market continues to show signs of increasing confidence from investors as a significant number of greenfield projects are being discussed and planned for the near future, both in the infrastructure and […]

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