Corporate Law in Cape Verde

Commercial companies have conquered a very important place in the world economy scenario, as they are seen as one of the main stimulators of the economy in the world, in this sense it becomes necessary to proceed with their regulation. Therefore, CMA-Carla Monteiro & Associados law firm is able to provide legal assistance and advice on various issues within the scope of corporate law, such as:

  • Incorporation of Commercial Companies;
  • Shareholders’ Agreements;
  • Organizations and Corporate Restructurings;
  • Fusions and Acquisitions;
  • Due Diligence;
  • Joint Ventures;
  • Commercial Contracts;
  • Foreign investment.

Constitution of Commercial Companies in Cape Verde

First of all, it is worth mentioning that in Cape Verde there are 3 types of commercial companies, they are the limited liability company, the public limited company and the cooperative society.
Our law office may assist in the incorporation process of these companies, if so, it may also proceed with their incorporation.
The incorporation of such companies can be done through an application addressed to the Commercial Registry requesting such fact, together with all the required documents, or on the other hand, activating the services of company of the day (END), with the Casa do Cidadão. The documents required for the incorporation of these companies vary depending on the type of company that is intended to be created.

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CMA – Carla Monteiro & Associados, is present throughout the country with offices in the city of Santa Maria on Sal Island and in the city of Sal Rei on Boa Vista Island. With trained professionals who are committed to their responsibilities, we offer necessary services to customers operating in the commercial sector, helping them in decision-making and quickly and efficiently executing the assigned work. If you need assistance, just click the button below and reach out to us, or call us at +238 2422510.

Shareholder Agreement

In relation to public limited companies, the so-called shareholders’ agreement can be created, which aims to regulate the rights, duties and responsibilities of the shareholders of this company.

Organizations and Corporate Restructurings

Any company, once incorporated, may go through the process of re-organization and restructuring. The re-organization and restructuring process consists of effecting a change in the corporate type or in the composition of the membership, partners and shareholders, this is sometimes done through operations such as merger, spin-off, transformation.

Fusions and acquisitions

The merger process consists of bringing together two or more companies, albeit of different types, into a single company, while the acquisition is an operation in which a company buys most or all of the shares of another company, assuming its control.

Due Diligence

Process that seeks to verify the risks involved, determine the pricing of the transaction through the analysis of all available data with accuracy, gathering all this data in an analytical and evaluative way, in order to assist in decision making.

Joint Ventures

Business partnership in which two or more companies align to achieve a specific goal together. Since they share the costs, resources, risks and profits involved, each maintaining its own identity.

Commercial Contracts in Cape Verde

The commercial entrepreneur may enter into commercial contracts that are intended for the operation of the company and/or the exercise of economic activity. We have several types of commercial contracts, namely, purchase and sale, mandate, loan, pledge, deposit, barter or exchange, lease, report, current account, cooperation contracts, distribution, advertising contract, accommodation contract, transport, shipping , insurance contract, banking and financial contract, among others.

Foreign Investment in Cape Verde

To all foreigners who want to invest in Cape Verde, CMA can assists in the due process, seeking the best strategies so that they can enjoy all the benefits granted.

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