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E-LEGAL® NEWSLETTER – MAY 2021

I. EDITORIAL – INJUNCTION PROCEDURE ON LEASES; LIMITATIONS ON THE REDACTION OF GENERAL CONTRACTUAL CLAUSES; PORTUGUESE CHARTER OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE DIGITAL AGE; EXCEPTIONAL AND TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES SUPPLY CONTRACTS

The month of May was marked, at the legislative level, by the approval and publication, on the one hand, of the Decree-Law no. 34/2021, of May 14, approving the Injunction Procedures for Leases (IMA) and, on the other hand, of Law no. 32/2021, of May 27, which establishes limitations on the redaction of contractual clauses and provides for the creation of a system for the control and prevention of abusive clauses, amending Decree-Law no. 446/85 of 25 October 1985, which establishes the legal framework for general contractual clauses. Read more…

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Model Tenancy Act, 2021

Introduction of the Model Tenancy Act, 2021:

The Union Cabinet, on June 2, 2021, approved the Model Tenancy Act, 2021 (“Tenancy Act”) for circulation to all States and Union Territories for adaptation by way of enacting fresh legislation or by suitably amending the existing rental laws. According to the Government’s press release, the Tenancy Act aims at “creating a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive rental housing market in the country” to promote creation of adequate rental housing availability for all income groups. More so, the Tenancy Act is intended to overhaul the Indian legal framework in relation to rental housing and institutionalise rental housing by creating a Rent Authority (i.e., an officer appointed under the Tenancy Act) for reporting renting arrangement.

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IS STORING DATA IN THE CLOUD OR THE USE OF WEB-BASED APPS NON-COMPLIANT AFTER SCHREMS II?

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E-LEGAL® ANNUAL NEWSLETTER

EDITORIAL
The year of 2020 was particularly prolific at legislative level, both in the scope of the Covid-19 legislation, which aimed to monitor and adapt to the evolution of the pandemic caused by the Covid-19 disease, and in the most diverse socio-economic spheres and areas of Portuguese society, including, by way of example, the areas of taxation, housing,  leasing, and the area of justice (administrative, tax, corporate, labour, real estate, and financial areas).

In fact, despite the numerous legislation directly or indirectly related to the Covid-19 disease pandemic, the year of 2020 was also marked by several diplomas unrelated to the
pandemic and which deserve special mention. In this sense, and despite the additional difficulties in selection, we highlight the main laws and rulings published during 2020. Read more…

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E-LEGAL® NEWSLETTER – APRIL 2021

I. EDITORIAL – TERMINATION OF THE SUSPENSION OF JUDICIAL AND PROCEDURAL DEADLINES; EXTRAORDINARY INCOME SUPPORT FOR WORKERS AND FOR THE REDUCTION OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITY OF WORKERS; TAX CHANGES AND EXTRAORDINARY MEASURE ON DEADLINE COUNTING UNDER THE IRC

The month of April was characterised, in legislative terms, by the approval and publication, on the one hand, of Law no. 13-B/2021, of April 5, ending the regime of the suspension of judicial and procedural deadlines adopted in the context of the COVID-19 disease and, on the other hand, of Decree-Law no. 26-C/2021, of April 13, which, within the scope of the COVID-19 disease, has regulated extraordinary support for workers’ income and the extraordinary support for the reduction of the economic activity of workers. Read more…

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E-LEGAL® NEWSLETTER – FEBRUARY 2021

I. EDITORIAL – EXCEPTIONAL REGIME OF CONTRACTS FOR THE EXPLOITATION OF REAL ESTATE FOR COMMERCE AND SERVICES IN SHOPPING CENTRES; REGIME OF SUSPENSION OF JUDICIAL AND PROCEDURAL TIME LIMITS

The month of February was characterised, in legislative terms, by the approval and publication of Law no. 4-A/2021, of February 1, which clarified the exceptional regime applicable to contracts for the exploitation of real estate for commerce and services in shopping centres, through an interpretative rule of Law no. 2/2020, of March 31. On the other hand, it is worth highlighting Law no. 4-B/2021, of February 1, which established a regime of suspension of judicial and procedural time limits arising from measures adopted within the scope of the COVID-19 disease pandemic, amending Law no. 1-A/2020, of March 19. Read more…

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E-LEGAL® NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2021

I. EDITORIAL – EXTRAORDINARY ECONOMIC SUPPORT MEASURES; LEGAL REGIME OF ECONOMIC OFFENCES; REGULATION OF THE STATE OF EMERGENCY

In the month of January we highlight, at the legislative level, the approval and publication, on the one hand, of Decree-Law no. 6-C/2021, of January 15, which extended the extraordinary support for the progressive recovery of activity in companies in a situation of business crisis, and, on the other, of Decree-Law no. 6-E/2021, of January 15, which created extraordinary support measures for workers and economic activity, taxpayers, the cultural sector, consumers and commerce, in the context of the state of emergency. Read more…

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E-LEGAL® NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 2020

I. EDITORIAL – THE MANDATORY USE OF A MASK FOR ACCESS, CIRCULATION OR PERMANENCE IN OUTDOOR PUBLIC SPACES

In October we highlight the approval of the Law no. 62-A/2020 of October 27 which determines, exceptionally, the mandatory use of a mask for access, circulation or permanence in outdoor public spaces.

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Holmes Solicitors NEWS ISSUE 1 2020

In this our 50th year in business we have successfully faced a variety of challenges with our clients, not least the Covid-19 pandemic and the threat posed by a hard Brexit.  I must acknowledge the continued support of you, our valued clients, the resilience of our dedicated staff in adjusting to changed working conditions and the ongoing commitment of our team to excellence in the delivery of legal services.

Having recently watched the Michael Jordan series “The Last Dance”, I would recommend it to you all. Michael Jordan realized as his career progressed that “talent wins games” but “teamwork and intelligence wins championships”.  You are not alone in the challenges you face.  We are keeping our focus on our core objective, how can we best help our clients at this time of crisis, support you and find solutions to your problems.  As a country, we have shown solidarity and one of our best qualities is that we thrive in the face of adversity. I am confident in our ability to overcome this pandemic. Pharma companies such as Regeneron are leading the global way in the fight against the virus.  I compliment the University of Limerick who are pioneering research into Covid-19 and I congratulate Kerstin Mey on her appointment as Interim President. Read more…

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Avoid Costly Errors: The Basics (and Beyond) of ITAR and EAR Controlled Item Marking Requirements

Is your company accurately marking its import- and export-controlled items and technology? If you have not recently reviewed the controlled item marking practices of the company, or have not yet adopted a formal marking policy or procedure, now is the time to make sure the company is following applicable regulations. Read more…

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