In April 2020, the EU Justice Commissioner announced that the European Union was committed to legislate on mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence. In March 2021, the European Parliament approved a legislative proposal for the Commission to legislate on that matter and on 23 February 2022, the European Commission has adopted a proposal for …
Presidential Decree NO. 52/22, dated 17th February 2022, creates the legal regime of telework, entering into force on 20th March 2022.
Decree-Law 109-D/2021, of 9 December 2021 (DL 109-D/2021) partially transposes EU Directive 2019/1151 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 20 June 2019 (“Directive 2019/1151″) to the domestic legal order, whose purpose is to enable the use of digital tools and processes across a broad range companies law areas to set up companies …
On December 22, 2021, the European Union (“EU”) Commission released the proposal for a Directive to prevent the misuse of shell entities for tax purposes and amending the Directive on Administrative Cooperation in the field of taxation (“DAC”).
Decree-Law no. 15/2022, of 14 January 2022 (“DL 15/2022”) is the new piece of the legislation applicable to self-consumption and energy communities, which had so far been regulated by a separate act. The new act’s amendments to the existing legal framework seek to streamline procedures, encourage the adoption of self-consumption solutions and facilitate energy sharing …
Equatorial Guinea’s 2022 State Budget was enacted by way of Law 3/2021, of 3 December 2021.
Since December 2021, the Portuguese Commercial Companies Code (“PCCC”) has been subject to several amendments, namely in terms of the governance of commercial companies, the subtypes of public limited companies (by shares*), in terms of multiple-vote and corporate crimes and penalties.
The French Data Protection Authority fines Google (150M euros) and Facebook (60M euros) due to non-compliance with cookies regulation.
Ministerial Order no. 331-E/2021, of 31 December, was published, regulating the contribution on single-use packaging made of plastic or aluminium purchased in ready-to-eat meals, provided for in article 320 of Law no. 75-B/2020, of 31 December, which approved the State Budget Law for 2021.
Law 98/2021 laying down the foundations of climate policy was published on 31 December 2021 and comes into force on 1 February.