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About us

Juristep is a private legal informative website regarding business and investments in Sao Tome and Principe. Juristep is a registered  trade name.

Our Mission

Our mission is to become Your First Connection to the Santomean legal and regulatory business and investments related issues.

Our Information

Here, you can find, either in English or Portuguese versions, and easily download full texts and summaries of legislation, user-friendly guides to legislation and regulation, papers, links to websites, useful contacts and other relevant information regarding Sao Tome and Principe.

Access to Information

In Juristep you find both free and paid materials. Paid information is due identified. Any other information not freely provided in this website may be requested to the webmaster of Juristep under a professional relation.



The Editors

Kiluange Noronha Tiny - Lawyer, admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association. Portuguese and Santomean (born 1975), graduated in Lisbon University Law School, in 2001. Started his practice in 2001. In 2004, he was recruited by the Sao Tome and Principe office of United Nations Development Programme, to work as a legal consultant of the Government in oil and gas legal issues. Was inhouse of legal department of Galp Energia (Portuguese oil and gas state company) and currently acts as intemendent lawyer providing advice mainly to  companys and investments in Angola. In addition to his Law degree, he has diplomas of Post-graduation Course in Tax Law (Lisbon University Law School), of Executive's Advanced Course in Public-private Partnerships (2006) and of the Advance Course of Political Studies (2007) both of the Portuguese Catholic University). Send an e-mail (tiny@juristep.com).

Rute Martins Santos - Lawyer, admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association. Graduated in Law in Lisbon University Law School, and postgraduate in Business and Company Law in Economics Faculty of Nova University of Lisbon and in Securities Law in Lisbon University Law School. Started her practice in 2001. Was a lawyer in Albuquerque & Associados law firm and currently is the head of the legal department of a private bank in POrtugal. Send an e-mail (santos@juristep.com).




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Purpose of the personal data collection: the collection of personal dada by any means under Juristep has the sole purpose of allowing contact the user, sending the Bulletin Juristep, and sending information about the contents of the Website and the initiatives developed by Juristep

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Processor: Kiluange Tiny, Webmaster of Juristep, reachable by tiny@juristep.com