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Commercial, Corporate, Investment & Offshore

Law no. 7/2008, of 27 de August, 2008. New Investment Code (Portuguese only)

Law no. 13/93, of 18 June, 1993. Investment Code (Portuguese only) Revoked

Law no. 14/92, of 15 September, 1992. Privatization Law (Portuguese only)

Law no. 61/95, of 31 December, 1995. Free Trade Law (Portuguese only)

Decree-law no. 33/98, of 10 November, 1998. Offshore Activities Code (Portuguese only) 

Decree-law no. 70/95, of 31 December,1995. Offshore Stock Corporations Law (Portuguese only) 

Decree-law no. 62/95, of 31 December, 1995. Offshore Banking Activities Law (Portuguese only) 

Paris Convention for Protection of Industrial Property

Law no. 4/2001, of 31 December, 2001. Intellectual Property Law

Decree no. 6/2004, of 30 June, 2004. Intellectual Property Regulation. (Portuguese only)

Decree no. 7/2004, of 30 June, 2004. Sets up the General Regime of the Commercial Activity, which regulates the conditions of the commercial activities and the setting up and operating of commercial establishments. (Portuguese only)

Decree-law no. 16/94, of 30 June, 1994. Adopts the OCAM Plan, which sets up the General Accounting of Companies and the Accounting Requirements.

Decree-law no. 17/94, of 30 June, 1994. Sets up the rules of Statutory Auditors and of Accountants.

Decree-law no. 16/91, of 31 December, 1991. Sets up the national classification of economic activities.

Commercial Code (Law of 28 June, 1888). Approves the Commercial Code, which regulates the commercial activities, commercial companies

Limited Liability Companies Law (Lei das Sociedades por Quotas) – Law of 11 April, 1901. Norms regarding limited liability companies.

Law no. 3/2004, of 2 July, 2004. Telecom framework.  (Portuguese only)

 

Law no. 1/2004, of 7 April. Legal framework of gambling (Portuguese only)

 

Law no. 9/2006, of 2 November 2006 . Arbitration law (Portuguese only)

 

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Banking & Insurance

Law no. 8/92, 3 August, 1992. Approves the Organic Law of Central Bank of Sao Tome and Principe.

Law no. 9/92, of 3 August, 1992. Approves the Financial Institutions framework (Portuguese only).

Decree-Law no. 32/99, of 25 October. Exchange law (Portuguese only).

Law no. 47/98, of 31 December, 1998. Establishes the conditions for the insurance activity (Portuguese only).

 

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Labour

Law no. 6/92, of 11 June, 1992. Legal Regime of Working Contracts (Portuguese only)

Law no. 4/92, of 28 May, 1992. Strikes Law (Portuguese only)

Law no. 5/92, of 28 May, 1992. Labour Union Law (Portuguese only) 

 

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Taxes & FINANces

Tax General Code (Decree-Law no. 10/93, of 5 March, 1993). Amends the Tax General Code, approved for the Legislative Act no. 13/73, of July 26, 1973

Decree-Law no. 74/95, of 31 December, 1995. Establishes rules concerning the granting of tax benefits (Portuguese only)

Decree no. 46/93, of 10 August 1993. General regulation of amortizations and reintegration's.

Decree-law no. 12/93, of 5 March, 1993. Sets up the Tax Identification Number.

Decree no. 22/89, of 19 December, 1989. Regulation of port tariffs.

Decree-law no. 18/87, of 31 August, 1987. Tax Judicial Procedure Code.

Law no. 8/99, of 20 August, 1999. Law regarding the public accounting duties.

Law no. 7/99, of 20 August, 1999. Legal regime of the General Audit Court’s previous supervision.

Law no. 6/99, of 20 August, 1999. Legal charges and fees of the General Audit Court.

Law no. 5/99, of 20 August, 1999. Legal procedures of the General Audit Court.

Law no. 4/99, of 20 August, 1999. Legal regime of the Services and supporting staff of the General Audit Court. Amended by Law no. 9/2003, of 14 August, 2003.

Law no. 3/99, of 20 August, 1999. Organic law of the General Audit Court. Amended by the Law no. 1/02, of December, 2002.  

 

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Constitutional & Public Law

Law no. 1/2003, of 29 January, 2003. Constitution of the Republic (Portuguese only)

Treaty regarding the legalization of foreign documents (Apostile). Resolution of the National Assembly no. 25/VIII/007, of 18 April, 2007

Law no. 9/2007, of 18 April 2007. State budget for 2007 (Portuguese only)

Law no. 10/2007, of 18 April 2007. Annual amount 2007  (Portuguese only)

Decree-Law no 48871, of 19 February, 1969. Legal framework of the public works (Portuguese only)

Law no. 8/91, of 9 December, 1991. Legal framework of the justice system (Portuguese only)

 

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International

Commercial Agreement between the Government of the Portuguese Republic and the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe (Portuguese only)

Agreement on Promotion and Mutual Protection of Investments Agreement between the Republic of Portugal and the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe (Portuguese only)

Investment Incentive Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Sao Tome and Principe  

Treaty on the Joint Development Zone  

Presidential-Decree no. 8-A/2001, of 9 August, 2001

 

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Oil & Gas

Decree-Law no. 5/2004, of 30 June, 2004. Petroleum National Agency of Sao Tome and Principe (Portuguese only) 

Decree-Law no. 3/2004, of 18 June, 2004. Petroleum National Council of Sao Tome and Principe (Portuguese only) 

Presidential-Decree no. 8-A/2001, of 9 August, 2001. Treaty on the Joint Development Zone

Law no. 8/2004, 30 of December, 2004. Petroleum Revenues Framework Law.

Law no. 4/2000, of 23 August, 2000. Petroleum Activities Framework Law. (Portuguese only)

Law no. 11/2006, of 29 December, 2006. Oil Supervising Committee (Portuguese only)

Law no. 11/2007, of 18 April, 2007. Register and Public Information Office (Portuguese only)

Law no. 10/2007, of 18 April 2007. Annual amount 2007 (Portuguese only)

Decree no 127/03, of 25 November. Legal framework of local content in oil sector (Portuguese only)

 

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Real Estate

Decree no. 10-C/2000, of 24 October, 2000

Legal regime of use of State’s land for agriculture and livestock breeding purposes. (Portuguese only)

Law no. 3/91, of 31 July, 1991. Approves the legal regime of State’s Land. Sets up the classification of the State’s land and the legal regime for its private use. (Portuguese only)

Decree-law no. 51/91, of 7 November, 1991

Decree no. 10-C/2000, of 24 October, 2000

Sets up  the legal principles, norms and the distribution criteria for the private use of the State’s land. (Portuguese only)

Decree-law no. 32/88, of 4 August, 1988. Approves the legal regime for the concession of State’s land for constructions and other purposes. (Portuguese only)

 

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