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On January 25, 2021 the Law regarding the acts and forms for the local government bodies was approved.
The new law foresees the types of acts and respective forms that can be undertaken by the local authorities.

All the acts performed by the local governments’ bodies shall be published in the Official Gazette (Diário da República). The effectiveness is not affected by the publication, but the act expires if not published in a 90-day period.

The acts may also cumulatively be published by other means, namely in the official website, Local Government Official Gazette or posted in the official locations.

The normative, administrative and routine acts shall enter into force in the date specified therein. If no date is established the acts shall enter into force in the day of its publication.

This law is one more step towards the implementation of the local governments in Angola.

Article by Marco Correia Gadanha

Marco Correia Gadanha is a partner of the Portuguese law office MC&A. He is specialized in legal advice to international transactions. Marco has extensive experience of legal practice in Portugal and in the Portuguese-speaking African countries. Since 2008, he has practiced mainly in the areas of labor and litigation, assisting national and international clients in these and other matters, namely corporate law, especially in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique. He graduated at the University of Coimbra in 2005 and he holds post-graduations in Labor and Angolan Law.