JD Supra Portugal

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JD Supra
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2019-04-29

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  • Establishing A Business Entity In Portugal (Updated)

    [co-author: Diogo Vitorino Martins] Portugal has circa 10,3 million resident inhabitants and most of its population lives in sunny coastal areas. Important cities include the capital Lisbon, Porto (in the north), Coimbra (in the center), Faro (in southern Algarve), as well as Ponta Delgada (in the Azores) and Funchal (in Madeira). Portugal is a Republic since 1910, having in force the same Constitution since 1976. The President, the Parliament, the Government and the Courts are the representatives of the sovereign country, and both the President and the Parliament are chosen through general democratic elections. The Government is normally formed by the party who wins the election for Parliament. Please see full Chapter below for more information.

  • Buying and Selling Real Estate in Portugal (Updated)

    KEY FACTS OF REAL ESTATE ACQUISITIONS UNDER PORTUGUESE LAW - I.INTRODUCTION - Portugal is an Iberian Peninsula country, bordered by the Atlantic to the west and south and Spain to the north and east. In addition to its continental landmass, it also comprises the archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira. Portugal has around 10.3 million inhabitants. Portuguese territory is split up into three administrative divisions: the first division includes 18 administrative country districts, while the others include the autonomous regions of the Azores and Madeira. All country districts are sub-divided into 308 municipal districts and approximately 3,100 parishes. Please see full Chapter below for more information.

  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Rehabilitation Proceedings in Portugal

    KEY FACTS OF BANKRUPTCY, INSOLVENCY & REHABILITATION PROCEEDINGS UNDER PORTUGUESE LAW - I. INTRODUCTION – KEY ASPECTS OF PORTUGUESE LAW - DEFINITION OF INSOLVENCY AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK - Insolvency proceedings consist of a universal enforcement process, with the objective of satisfying creditors in the best possible way in an bankruptcy scenario, either by an insolvency plan based on the recovery of the company via the insolvency assets, or, when this is not possible, by liquidating the debtor's assets and sharing its result among the creditors. Insolvency proceedings in Portugal are only triggered in the case of a debtor’s insolvency, which is defined, in general, as the inability of the debtor to fulfill its obligations as they fall due (cash flow criteria). Aside from this, and in the case of legal entities, the debtor is also considered to be in an insolvency situation when, according to accounting criteria, the liabilities of the debtor clearly exceed its assets (balance sheet criteria). Please see full Chapter below for more information.

  • 50 Questions & Answers: The New Telework Regime in Portugal

    Portugal recently approved significant changes to the country’s telework regime. Law N° 83/2021, which took effect on January 1, 2022, (i) provides a new definition of telework, including certain remote working scenarios; (ii) partially extends the regime to non-workers with economic dependency; (iii) requires an agreement establishing new terms and conditions for teleworking (e.g., ownership of equipment and reimbursement of teleworking-related expenses); (iv) establishes a new regime on reimbursement and compensation for teleworking-related expenses; (v) extends privacy and data protections outside of company premises; (vi) creates a duty to refrain from contacting employees during rest periods, except in situations of force majeure; and (vi) addresses accidents that occur during (tele)work. Please see full Publication below for more information.

  • Portugal: Q&A - Employer COVID-19 Vaccination Policies

    WLG asked member firms around the globe to provide some insight on employer and employee rights when it comes to requiring the COVID-19 vaccine to return to work. Responses for Portugal have been updated with new questions since its initial publication in January.

  • Schrems II – Portuguese DPA suspends data transfer to the US by public entity that relied on standard contractual clauses

    On 27 April 2021, the supervisory authority of Portugal (CNPD) issued a resolution that required the National Institute of Statistics (INE) to suspend, within twelve hours, the transfer of data collected as part of the 2021 census surveys to the US or any other third country without adequate data protection. The CNPD specifically referred to the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Schrems II.

  • Establishing A Business Entity In Portugal (Updated)

    Portugal has circa 10,3 million resident inhabitants and most of its population lives in sunny coastal areas. Important cities include the capital Lisbon, Porto (in the north), Coimbra (in the center), Faro (in southern Algarve), as well as Ponta Delgada (in the Azores) and Funchal (in Madeira). Portugal is a Republic since 1910, having in force the same Constitution since 1976. The President, the Parliament, the Government, and the Courts are the representatives of the sovereign country, and both the President and the Parliament are chosen through general democratic elections. The Government is normally formed by the party who wins the election for Parliament. Please see full Chapter below for more information.

  • Buying and Selling Real Estate in Portugal (Updated)

    KEY FACTS OF REAL ESTATE ACQUISITIONS UNDER PORTUGUESE LAW - I. INTRODUCTION - Portugal is an Iberian Peninsula country, bordered by the Atlantic to the west and south and Spain to the north and east. In addition to its continental landmass, it also comprises the archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira. Portugal has around 10.2 million inhabitants. Portuguese territory is split up into three administrative divisions: the first division includes 18 administrative country districts, while the others include the autonomous regions of the Azores and Madeira. All country districts are sub-divided into 308 municipal districts and approximately 3,100 parishes. Please see full Chapter below for more information.

  • 2021 Venture Capital Guide - Portugal

    World Law Group member firms recently collaborated on a Global Venture Capital Guide that covers more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on Venture Capital deals (and more!).

  • Portuguese Presidency of the EU releases amended proposal of ePrivacy Regulation

    On 1 January 2021, Portugal took over the baton of the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU from Germany for the coming six months. On 5 January 2021, the Portuguese Presidency of the Council released a new draft of the proposed ePrivacy Regulation that includes significant changes compared to the previous draft. The text was discussed in the meeting of the Working Party on Telecommunications and Information Society of the Council (WP TELE) that took place on 7 January 2021.

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  • Buying and Selling Real Estate in Portugal

    KEY FACTS OF REAL ESTATE ACQUISITIONS UNDER PORTUGUESE LAW - I. INTRODUCTION - Portugal is an Iberian Peninsula country, bordered by the Atlantic to the west and south and Spain to the north and east; in addition to its continental landmass, it also comprises the archipelagos of the Azores...

  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Rehabilitation Proceedings in Portugal

    KEY FACTS OF BANKRUPTCY, INSOLVENCY & REHABILITATION PROCEEDINGS UNDER PORTUGUESE LAW - I. INTRODUCTION – KEY ASPECTS OF PORTUGUESE LAW - DEFINITION OF INSOLVENCY AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK - Insolvency proceedings consist of a universal enforcement process, with the objective of satisfying...

  • Meritas Guide To Defective Products Litigation in EMEA - Portugal

    1. What claims may be brought for liability for defective products? Is liability based on fault/ negligence, or strict liability, or both? The liability of defective products is regulated by the: • Portuguese Civil Code (Articles 913 to 922) which can be claimed by non-consumers; • Sale of ...

  • Buying and Selling Real Estate in Portugal (Updated)

    KEY FACTS OF REAL ESTATE ACQUISITIONS UNDER PORTUGUESE LAW - I.INTRODUCTION - Portugal is an Iberian Peninsula country, bordered by the Atlantic to the west and south and Spain to the north and east. In addition to its continental landmass, it also comprises the archipelagos of the Azores...

  • Littler Global Guide - Portugal - Q1 2019

    On January 17, 2019, the official gazette published Ordinance No. 23/2019, which increased the work accident pensions for 2019 by 1.60%. Such increase has a retroactive effect, from January 1, 2019, onwards....

  • Establishing A Business Entity In Portugal (Updated)

    [co-author: Diogo Vitorino Martins] Portugal has circa 10,3 million resident inhabitants and most of its population lives in sunny coastal areas. Important cities include the capital Lisbon, Porto (in the north), Coimbra (in the center), Faro (in southern Algarve), as well as Ponta Delgada (in...

  • Establishing A Business Entity In Portugal

    Portugal has circa 10,5 million resident inhabitants and most of its population lives in sunny coastal areas. Important cities include Lisbon, Porto (in the north), Coimbra (in the center), Faro (in southern Algarve), as well as Ponta Delgada (in the Azores) and Funchal (in Madeira). Portugal is ...

  • Littler Global Guide - Portugal - Q2 2019

    The Creation of the Contract-Generation Measure Introduces New Incentives for Hiring - New Legislation Enacted - On April 12, 2019, Decree no. 112-A/2019 was published on the official gazette (Diário da República), to regulate the creation and implementation of the Contract-Generation measure,...

  • Sexual Harassment In The Workplace: What Portuguese Companies Need To Know

    What constitutes sexual harassment? Portuguese law foresees two types of harassment: 1. Sexual harassment which is a set of unwanted behaviors perceived as abusive of a physical nature, verbal or non-verbal, with the purpose or effect of gaining advantages, blackmail and even use of force or...

  • Littler Global Guide - Portugal - Q3 2019

    The Decree-law no. 108/2019, of August 13, published in Diário da República, introduced amendments to the Retirement Statute and created the new early retirement scheme. This decree-law reviews the early retirement scheme of the General Pension Fund’s (CGA) subscribers, bringing it closer to the...

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