Portugal: Liability for employment credits

Following the decisions in several specific cases, the Constitutional Court has declared, with mandatory and general force, the unconstitutionality of the joint interpretation of the rules contained in article 334 of the Employment Code and article 481(2) of the Commercial Companies Code.

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Outsourcing to cloud computing service providers

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (“EIOPA”) is entrusted with issuing guidelines and recommendations to Member States’ supervisory authorities on how insurance and reinsurance undertakings should apply the Solvency II Directive 2 in order to (i) establish consistent, efficient and effective supervisory practices and (ii) ensure the common, uniform and consistent application of Union law.

Portugal: Liability for employment credits in international groups

Following the decisions in several specific cases, the Constitutional Court has declared, with mandatory and general force, the unconstitutionality of the joint interpretation of the rules contained in article 334 of the Employment Code and article 481(2) of the Commercial Companies Code.

Auction of Guarantees of Origin

On 6 July 2021, the Directorate-General for Energy and Geology (DGEG) published the Invitation relating to the 1st Auction of Guarantees of Origin (GO)1 , which will take place on 28 July 2021 at 10.30 am. This auction will be held on the OMIP platform, which is accessible through the use of a user name and password.

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.

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Individual accountability moves closer – what will it mean for me?

Individual accountability in the regulated financial services sector moved a step closer with this week’s publication of the heads of bill of the Central Bank (Individual Accountability Framework) Bill 2021. We now have much greater visibility of the additional obligations that will be imposed on firms and individuals under the individual accountability framework.

Space: Amendment to the Regional Regime of Space Activities – Regional Legislative Decree No. 24/2021/A

The first amendment to the licensing regime for space activities provided that “the use of infrastructure and platforms, which integrate the development of space activities in the Region, is exercised exclusively by an administrative concession contract to be concluded with the Regional Government of the Azores, in compliance with the respective applicable legal procedure”.

Costs orders in financial remedy proceedings

Parties in financial remedy proceedings on divorce need to be alive to the implications that their behaviour may have on their final settlement by way of costs orders.

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