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By Rogério Ferreira, André Abrantes, Marta Machado De Almeida, Mónica Respício Gonçalves
Order in Council no. 292/2011, published on 8 November, updated the list of countries, territories and regions with clearly more favourable privileged tax regimes (known as 'tax havens';) appearing in the earlier Order in Council no. 150/2004 of 13 February.
By Ricardo Oliveira, Miguel Romão
By decision of 19 January 2005, the European Commission imposed fines on several companies, including Elf Aquitaine SA and its subsidiary at the material time, Arkema SA (formerly Atofina SA), relating to a cartel on the market for monochloroacetic acid.
By Luís Pais Antunes
Law no. 51/2011 was published on 13 September and came into force immediately on the following day. This law alters the legal rules on electronic communication networks and services for the sixth time.
By Miguel Romão
After a public consultation phase initiated at the end of 2010, the Portuguese Competition Authority ("PCA") made available, at the end of July 2011, the final version of its "Guidelines on the Adoption of Remedies in the Control of Concentrations" ("Guidelines").
The publication of Decree-Law 49/2009 of 26 February brings with it the compulsory addition of biodiesel to the road diesel used in Portugal in the percentage, by volume, of 6% in 2009 and 10% in 2010.
By Rogério Ferreira
The legal regime applicable to the entry and exit of foreign citizens into and out of national territory is disciplined, in Portugal, by Law No. 23/2007.
International double taxation is an obstacle to trade relations and to the free movement of goods, services, people and capital.