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IV.1. Doctrine
IV.1.1. Monographs and Periodic Publications

Jorge Reis Novais, Tiago Fidalgo de Freitas, A DIGNIDADE DA PESSOA HUMANA NA JUSTIÇA CONSTITUCIONAL, Almedina, 2018;
Inês Horta Pinto, Maria João Antunes, Código da Execução da Penas e Medidas Privativas da Liberdade, ANOTADO – LEGISLAÇÃO COMPLEMENTAR, Almedina, 2018;


IV.1.2. Generic Guidelines & Cia

Circular Letter No. 30200 of April 5, 2018, of the General Deputy Director of the Tax Management Area – VAT

Subject: VAT – Provision of services performed in the exercise of the legal profession, lawyer and solicitor to unemployed persons and workers in judicial proceedings of a labor nature – Paragraph 2.11 of I list attached to the VAT Code

Circular Letter No. 132/2018.XXI of April 9, 2018, of State Secretary for Tax Affairs

Subject: Extension of deadline for delivery of the Tax Declaration Form 22   relating to the period of 2017


IV.2. Miscellaneous

IV.2.1. Economy, Finance and Taxation

The Council of Ministers approved the decree-law that establishes the rules for implementing the State Budget for 2018, which aims to guarantee an adequate budget execution, indispensable to compliance with the provisions of the State Budget Law for 2018.

In this context, was also approved the decree-law which made the rules on the activity of investment funds simpler and clearer, as they were consolidated in a single instrument – in this case, the General Regime of Collective Investment Entities, thus completing the Government an important step towards making the Portuguese market more dynamic and efficient and thus more competitive in attraction of investments.

Among the main changes highlight: the faster and more predictable authorisation procedure for investment funds, the more flexible windows for subscription and redemption of real estate investment funds for the managing entities and more attractive for the small investors.

The present law also introduces a set of amendments to the Legal Regime of Venture Capital, of the Social Entrepreneurship and Specialized Investment, and to the Legal Regime of the Investment Companies for the  Fomentation of Economy.


Was approved the draft of Law which amends the legal regime applicable to the processing of data relating to the judicial system, and which introduces a set of guarantees aimed at ensuring a high level of protection of personal data within the judicial system, where is necessary a particular concern about the circulation of information in the context of the processing of the processes in several instances and by different entities.

Was also approved the draft of Law transposing the EU Directive no. 2016/680 on the processing of personal data by the competent authorities for the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offenses or of execution of criminal sanctions, including the threats to public security. The data processed should be restricted to those which are specifically necessary for the proposed purpose, pursuing the so-called principle of “protection of data from conception and by default“.



Government approves revision of Industrial Property Code: On World Intellectual Property Day (April 26) the Council of Ministers approved the new Industrial Property Code.



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