Competition law and policy 4th quarter 2020

Competition law and policy newsletter for the 4th quarter of 2020, which compiles the most significant news in this area.

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Digital nomads – Legal and tax framework

The number of digital nomads has been growing as a result of the pandemic and the limitations on the movement of people due to the lockdown measures that have been put into place. As a result, this seems like the right moment to look at the implications the arrival in Portugal of digital nomads will have in many areas of the law.

Clinical trials in Portugal

Research and development (“R&D”) of medicinal products is fundamentally important in peoples’ daily lives. This is true both from an individual perspective – when considering the objective of identifying and treating pathologies (with a consequent increase in the quality of life of patients) – and from a collective perspective, when considering the role of R&D in controlling the spread of diseases and in eradicating them altogether.

Strengthening taxpayer guarantees and simplifying procedures

Law 7/2021 was published on 26 February and it amends the General Tax Law, the Tax Procedure and Process Code, the General Rules on Tax Infringements, and some other legislative acts. The aim of the new law is to strengthen taxpayers’ guarantees and to simplify procedures in tax matters.

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