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State of emergency – COVID 19 – What you need

by José Luis Moreira da Silva Partner and Head of the Public Procurement Department – SRS Legal   1. How does the law defines State of Emergency? The State of Emergency is foreseen and regulated under the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic (“CRP”) and Law n.º 44/86, of 30 September.The State of Emergency is a […]

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Public Contracts in Brazil: when and why it is possible

According to Brazilian Law (especially the Public Procurement Law), contracts entered by the Public Administration do not follow the same rules applicable to private contracts, i.e, the public party has what are usually called “extravagant” powers, which allow it to terminate or unilaterally modify the contract, as well as  to apply penalties to the contracting […]

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Covid19 – Lay off, simplified lay off and the law

by Inês ArrudaPartner – Labor and Social Security Department Vasconcelos Arruda & Associados In the last week the number of infected persons in Portugal has risen exponentially. As of March 19tha state of emergency has been declared nationwide. As a consequence, some commercial activities will be forced to shut down, while others, deemed vital to […]

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Coronavirus: managing the risk of breach of contract

by André Figueiredo – Partner and head of the Capital Markets practice. João Tiago Morais Antunes – Partner in the corporate and financial litigation practice. Duarte Schmidt Lino Partner and co-head of the Corporate M&A practice.   The fast spread of Covid-19(Coronavirus) throughout the world and the impact of the administrative measures to contain its […]

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COVID-19 – employment impacts

by Tiago PilóManaging Associate LabourVdA In the wake of the confirmation by the World Health Organization of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as a pandemic, the Government approved, over the weekend, several measures to tackle the negative impacts of COVID-19 virus on employers, employees and their families. These immediate, extraordinary, temporary and transitory measures were approved […]

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COVID-19 time to think about what´s really important

Author Joana Miranda Gancho Advogada – Sócia Directora do EscritórioEjaso   On January 30th, the World Health Organization declared the Outbreak in China of Covid-19 (a type of Coronavirus) as a public health emergency of international importance. In recent days, an outbreak caused by Covid-19 is developing fast in our country, and until now there is […]

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Coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic – application of force majeure and hardship

by Alejandro Fernández de AraozPartnerAraoz & Rueda 1. Context. On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) General Director declared the outbreak of CoViD-19 (also known as Coronavirus), a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). In addition, on 11 March 2020, the WHO has officially declared the Coronavirus a pandemic. Finally, the Spanish […]