The departure of the United Kingdom from the EU will not affect the enforceability of English arbitration awards. Accordingly, in international commercial contracts, arbitration could be a more attractive alternative to litigation as it entails fewer risks to contracting parties in the new post-Brexit legal landscape.
It was published in the official gazette the Decree-Law no. 14-B/2021, of 22 February, which expanded the exceptional financial aid for families due to the suspension of in person curricular and non-curricular activities to teleworkers and increased the amount to be paid to the beneficiaries and bear by Social Security.
Considering that the Monthly Stamp Tax Return ("DMIS") became fully operational at the beginning of 2021 and that some doubts still persist that may condition its correct submission, the Portuguese Tax Authority ("AT") has determined, through Order 42/2021.XXII, of 12 February, that DMIS submitted with "mere errors" may be replaced until the end of the first semester of 2021, without any penalty.
We remind that, after the successive postponements of the implementation of this measure approved by the 2018 State Budget Law (Law no. 114/2017, of 29 December), the Monthly Stamp Tax Return (so-called "DMIS") will have to be mandatory submitted, for the first time, by 20 February 2021 regarding taxable events occurred in January.
As a result of the exceptional worsening of the COVID-19 pandemic currently in Portugal, the Portuguese Parliament, at the proposal of the Government, approved Law No 4-B/2021, dated February 1, determining a set of exceptional, temporary and urgent measures within the scope of the development of judicial and administrative activities, basically returning to and developing measures already applied previously in the first half of 2020 when combatting the first wave of the pandemic.