The Global IP Awards name Garrigues Firm of the Year in Portugal
The specialized publications Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) and World Trademark Review (WTR) have recognized the Garrigues IP team in Portugal for the second time.
João Lima Cluny joins Garrigues to head the criminal law practice in Portugal
With more than 15 years’ experience, João Lima Cluny is a respected lawyer in the field of economic criminal law where he has participated in some of Portugal’s most significant criminal proceedings in recent years.
Garrigues receives the award as the best Intellectual Property firm in Portugal in the area of litigation
The Intellectual Property Department of Garrigues Portugal has won the "Portugal Disputes Firm of the Year" award presented yesterday in London by Managing Intellectual Property, one of the world's most prestigious publications in the field of intellectual property.
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 - Real estate capital gains obtained by non-residents: clarifications
Until 2022 real estate capital gains obtained in Portugal by non-residents were taxed autonomously at the special IRS rate of 28%, except when residing in a Member State of the EU or the European Economic Area and opting to be taxed according to the progressive rates applicable to residents in Portugal from 14.5% to 48%, plus the additional solidarity rate for taxable income exceeding EUR 80,000 (applicable on the exceeding part).
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 the protection of environmental issues, thus facilitating economic activity without compromising environmental protection.
Portugal: The minimum monthly wage is increased to €785.00 in the Autonomous Region of Madeira
It has been published today the Regional Legislative Decree no. 11/2023/M which approves the increase of the minimum monthly wage of the Autonomous Region of Madeira.
Garrigues, M&A leader of the year by number of transactions in Spain and Portugal
With a total of 237 deals, Garrigues is the most active law firm in the Iberian market in 2022