Decree-Law 84/2021, dated October 18, has been published, regulating consumer rights in the sale and purchase of digital services, contents and goods and transposing Directives (EU) 2019/771 and (EU) 2019/770.
The monetary devaluation indexes were approved by Ordinance no. 220/2021, of 22 October, which updates the annual monetary devaluation indexes applicable to the goods and rights disposed during 2021, whose value should be updated in accordance to articles 47 of the CIT Code and 50 of the PIT Code, for the purpose of determining the tax base of the referred taxes, in particular regarding capital gains.
NPL transactions continued to take off in the third quarter of 2021. A growing interest in NPL securitizations has been perceived, especially in Spain. In Europe, meanwhile, talks continue on two key topics: the draft directive on credit purchasers and credit servicers – which has made great progress –, and talks on the European Banking Association’s templates aimed at simplifying NPL portfolio transactions. The gradual disappearance of forbearance programs and other support measures in Latin America, Spain and Portugal are fueling very reasonable estimates on the forthcoming launch of new transactions.
Filing an appeal against a Portuguese award is possible but parties should be aware of the details, requirements and peculiarities of this mechanism, especially when issues of constitutionality are raised during the proceedings.
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The Portuguese Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) has delivered a Decision uniformizing case law (SCJ Decision nº 2/2021, dated 07.05.2021) in the following sense: “The sale during insolvency proceedings of a mortgaged property, with a lease entered into subsequent to the mortgage, does not make the lessee’s rights expire, in line with the provisions of article 109.3 of the Insolvency and Companies Recovery Code (Código da Insolvência e da Recuperação de Empresas - CIRE), combined with article 1057 of the Civil Code (CC), with the provisions of article 824.2 of the CC not being applicable”.
It was published in the Portuguese Official Gazette, the Council of Ministers’ Resolution no. 101-A/2021, of 30 July, which establishes the state of calamity throughout mainland Portugal until the 11:59 hours of the 31st of August 2021 and foresees the applicable legal regime.