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4100-139 Porto (Portugal)
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From the Oporto office, which opened in 2006, we advise clients on all angles of business law, with a focus on northern Portugal. Our close working relationship with the firm’s Spanish offices in Galicia offers a competitive edge to businesses operating in the region.
The Garrigues Portugal team is made up of over 100 professionals who fully identify with the values of the Portuguese legal profession, share a solid business culture and boast a strong international profile. We know the market well and have own offices in Portugal’s two major economic hubs, Lisbon and Oporto.
We take part in the most significant and complex deals in Portugal, making us a go-to partner for Portuguese, European and multinational companies operating in different sectors. Garrigues provides companies with insight and guidance in an increasingly dynamic, technological and specialized market, with major challenges ahead.
We also bring to the table the expertise of a major firm with more than 2,000 professionals across the Americas, Asia and Europe, and a direct presence in global financial centers, including New York, London, Brussels and Shanghai.
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Portugal: Meal allowance amount increases to € 6.00
Ordinance no.107-A/2023, of April 18th was published in the Official Gazette (Diário da República), increasing, from € 5.20 to € 6.00, the meal allowance amount for civil servants.
Portugal: Temporary VAT exemption to certain food products
Law no. 17/2023, of April 14, recently approved determines the exceptional and temporary application of VAT exemption to certain food products, from 18 April to 31 October 2023, to mitigate the inflation effect.
Decent Work Agenda in Portugal: Main changes to labor legislation come into force on May 1, 2023
Law no. 13/2023 of 3 April has been published in the Official Gazette, introducing amendments to the Labor Code, Law no. 105/2009 of 14 September (Labor Code Regulation), Decree-Law no. 66/2011 of 1 June and the Social Security Contributions Code.
Portugal - Simplex: relevant news, mainly in the environmental and energy areas
Decree-Law 11/2023, of 10 February (DL 11/2023) was published on 10 February, approving measures to simplify existing licensing, namely through the elimination of authorisations, licences, dispensable or redundant acts and procedures in relation to…