Teixeira Antonio 125A Government Ruling has recently amended the list of high value-added activities that are relevant for the non-habitual tax resident regime.

This amendment will enter into force on 1 January 2020 and aims to strengthen the bid for highly skilled labor force.

The non-habitual tax resident regime will remain as a powerful argument when hiring directors, engineers and other experts in the computer science field, that are not based in Portugal.
Leyva Javier 125The purpose of the amendment is to harmonise companies' financial sustainability and minor shareholders' rightful aim of benefiting from the profits obtained by a company.
Henriques Sara 125It was finally published in Portugal the internal law that comes to implement the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDRP) - Law no. 58/2019 of 8 August.
LU Marta AlamanOn March 8, 2019, Royal Decree-Law 8/2019 on urgent measures regarding social protection and against the precariousness of work in the working day (hereinafter "RD"), was published.
LU RicardoCostaMacedoThe potential surrounding the use of the cannabis plant and its derivatives for medicinal purposes has ignited growing interest and attention in Portugal and elsewhere in recent times, with wide media coverage and public discussion. Reports from various parts of the globe on the use of the plant in a somewhat experimental way in response to situations of illness where conventional therapies did not help, in many cases without a legal framework, have contributed to the passing of legislation in Portugal on the matter.
LU ManuelGibertPratesOn 23 April 2019, Law 30/2019 was approved on advertising of food and beverages with high energy values, salt content, sugar, saturated fatty acids and trans-fatty acids, regarding the definition of the law itself, stating that all those containing a number of these elements which compromise, in accordance with available scientific knowledge, a varied, balanced and healthy diet.
LU Marta AlamanOn March 1, 2019, Royal Law Decree 6/2019, referred to urgent measures to ensure equal opportunities and treatment between man and woman at work, introduced new obligations for Spanish employers, trying to make more effective the equal gender treatment at work.
LU Kepa LarumbeThe FIFA Council, following the agreement of the Football Stakeholders Committee, approved important reforms in the player´s transfer system.
The first reform package was published by Circular no. 1654 of November 26, 2018 and consists on the mandatory introduction by all the National Federations members of FIFA, of an "electronic transfer system in the national scope, in accordance with the principles of the model implemented for international transfers with the system of correlation of transfers (the ITMS), as well as a national system of electronic registration of footballers ".

LU Pedro Cassiano SantosNumerous legal changes have been approved in recent months or enter into force during the course of 2019, having already been published last year, which will have an impact on the Portuguese capital markets and, more broadly, on financial activities developed in Portugal.
At an EU level, we firstly highlight the full entry into force, on 21 July 2019, of Regulation 2017/1129 (the “New Prospectus Regulation”), which will inter alia entail relevant changes in the drafting of prospectuses, including their summary and risk factors sections.
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