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We like to share our knowledge. About once a month one of the members of Globaladvocaten writes about the latest news or an interesting subject in a (short) blog. So stay up to date and read what’s going on below.

606, 2019

GDPR Implementation, Portugal is still waiting…

June 6th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Portugal has not yet approved a local law implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). On March 2018, the Portuguese Council of Ministers presented a bill to the Portuguese Parliament. The new law was supposed to come into force on the same application date of the GDPR, 25 May 2018. A year later, we are still waiting for the bill to be voted. During the last year, the Portuguese GDPR [...]

2405, 2019

The Portuguese Distribution Grid: update

May 24th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

An update on the Portuguese energy market and its challenges. Background The low voltage grid is the part of the grid that leads directly to the consumption locations. In Portuguese mainland the low voltage grid stretches across 108.938 km above ground and 33.389 km underground. It also includes 67.063 transmitters. The role of the Operators of the Distribution Grid (“Operators”) consists in managing the network (delivering the necessary power to [...]

2205, 2019

Swiss corporate tax reform May 2019

May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Changes at federal and cantonal level (Geneva). Corporate taxation in Switzerland becomes more attractive. The Swiss population accepted 'The Federal Act on Tax Reform' on May 19th 2019. This vote sends a clear signal of cooperation to the European Union and the international community. Switzerland has been on the grey list of the European Union since December 2017. This list includes States that have promised cooperation and improvement with regard [...]

1505, 2019

AI: revolution, evolution or just contribution?

May 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

As Artificial Intelligence becomes less of a futuristic prediction and more of a realistic companion, one question keeps cropping up: Will the legal profession be taken over by machines? With opinions on the subject ranging from alarmist to utter denial, a more realistic approach is finding the balance between embracing what Artificial Intelligence (AI) has to offer without jumping the gun, according to António Macedo de Vitorino. “I believe my [...]