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Business law in Portugal

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
The Language of Justice
Portuguese and Mirandese in a region of the north-east of the country.
Recourse to an Interpreter
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
Portuguese law has various sources, including : the Constitution, laws passed by Parliament, ministerial decrees and orders, international conventions and treaties ratified by Portugal. As a member of the European Union, Portuguese national law also conforms to the requirements of Community legislation.

As the French legal model inspired the Portuguese model, there are considerable similarities between the two. In addition to France, there are parallels with other countries whose law has also come from the Roman system of law.

Checking National Laws Online
Diário Republica (Official Gazette)

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