The “new” AdC – a question of content – Abreu

The leadership and structural changes recently experienced by the Portuguese Competition Authority (Autoridade da Concorr̻ncia РAdC) mark a new chapter in the development of competition enforcement, believes Miguel Mendes Pereira, partner at Abreu Advogados in Lisbon, and formerly lead legal adviser with the AdC.


Lisbon Report 2008: Holding back the tide

The Portuguese economy is proving no more immune to the global financial crisis than any other in Europe but its effects may not be as dramatic as elsewhere, say lawyers. The country’s economy was hardly in overdrive and therefore a “hard landing” is not expected. Nonetheless law firms in Lisbon are preparing for all eventualities.


Eastern Europe opening up to Iberia

Iberian investors continue to seek out and find opportunities across Central and Eastern Europe, with many utilising Romania and Poland as regional gateways, say Paulo Alexandre Matinha and Alexandra Pereira dos Reis in the newly opened Bucharest and Warsaw offices of Raposo Bernardo.


Labour code adapting to the times

January will see the introduction in Portugal of a new Labour Code, which will improve the ability of employers to adapt to the changing economic situation and demand for their services and products, but without having to take dramatic steps such as collective dismissals, says Benjamin Mendes, partner at ABBC.


Changing corporate values

The development of full service law firms in Portugal has, in recent years, helped contribute to a reduction in the size of in-house legal departments but it is a trend that looks likely to change as Portuguese companies rediscover the value in building a strong in-house team, say Filipa Mendes Pinto and Maria Brito Goes […]


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