By Alexandra Mota Gomes I. Objective Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law (the “Directive”) was published on 26 November 2019. The Directive will come into force on 17 December 2019 and must be implemented into the internal legal systems of the Member States within a period of two years, that is, by 17 December 2021. The aim this Directive is […]
By Diogo Duarte Campos, João Lamy da Fontoura Decree-Law no. 170/2019 was published on 4 December and amends the Public Contracts Code and Decree‑Law no. 111/2012 of 23May, usually known as the Legal Framework of Public-private Partnerships (Regime Jurídico das Parcerias Público-Privadas or RJPPP). The amendments to the Public Contracts Code may be deemed as minimal. However, sweeping changes have been made to the RJPPP and they reveal a clear intention on the part of the legislator to bring greater […]
Decree-law no. 162/2019 of 25 October: the new Legal Framework Applicable to the Consumption of Renewable Energy Decree-Law 162/2019 (“DL 162/2019”), which sets out the new Legal Framework Applicable to the Consumption of Renewable Energy, was published in the official gazette, Diário da República, on 25 October 2019. DL 162/2019 partially implements Directive (EU) 2018/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018, and revokes Decree-Law 152/2014 of 20 October, on the Legal Framework on Self-consumption Production Units (“UPAC”) […]
BNA Order No. 10/2019, of 6 November 2019 (the “Order”) was recently published on November 6th. It establishes the new rules and procedures to be followed for the conduct of foreign exchange operations by individuals. The National Bank of Angola just made the process of purchasing foreign currency by citizens more flexible and agile, envisaging the quicker settlement of foreign exchange operations.
A Portuguese court gave consumers 30 days to opt out of the first ever class action for damages caused by antitrust infringements against Sport TV, a premium TV cable network that operates in Portugal. They had already been sanctioned in 2013 by the Portuguese Competition Authority with a fine of EUR 3.7 million for imposing discriminatory conditions upon the cable TV operators and thus abusing their dominant position. The Portuguese Competition Observatory (a private entity formed by academics) had already […]
The corporate social credit system was announced by the Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 2013. Its aim is to fully implement the system by the end of 2019 for all businesses operating in China. Since that date, the bases to implement and enforce this system have been widely regulated by the central government and local authorities, in line with the system for evaluation of citizens which is already in force.
By Daniel Reis, Maria João Faísca Simultaneous promotions and sales, 124 days of sales per year, the criterion of the lowest price previously applied and the communication of the sale or liquidation period to ASAE (the Portuguese Authority for Food and Economic Safety ) through the website e.Portugal. These are the changes introduced by Decree-Law no. 70/2007 of 26 March. The amendments introduced by Decree-Law 109/2019 to the Sales, Promotions and Liquidations Law (DL 70/2007 of 26 March) came into […]
By Hugo Rosa Ferreira, André Figueiredo I. Main Portuguese legislation news Decree-Law147/2019 of 30 September – approves contingency measures to be applied in the event of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union without agreement (no‑deal Brexit). For providers of investment service and activities to benefit from this transitional framework, they must: (i) send a notification of provision of services and en‑ gagement in activities to the CMVM, in the case of a provider of services and investment activities […]
The Portuguese Non-Habitual Resident (NHR) regime provides for the application of a flat 20% income tax rate on employment income (Category A) and business income (Category B), whenever such income is derived from high added value activities of a scientific, artistic or technical nature. On 23 July 2019, Ministerial Order (Portaria) No. 230/2019 updated the list of high added value activities, thus revoking the list set out in Ministerial Order (Portaria) No. 12/2010…
Portugal has published an interim regime in the event of a UK exit from the European Union without an agreement (“no-deal Brexit”), which provides specific temporary contingency measures for UK entities providing financial services in Portugal. The Decree Law 147/2019 of 30 September is available below (with an official summary in English here)…
Law 93/2019 has been published in the official gazette, Diário da República and, among other legislation in the field of employment, it amends the Employment Code itself. Apart from some specific rules on the application of the law over time (some of which will be referred to below), Law 93/2019 will come into force on 1 October. Among the many changes this law introduces, one highlight is the important restriction on the use of fixed-term contracts and temporary work. The new law reduces […]