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Public Law


CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut has a wide experience accumulated throughout decades in the area of Public Law, an area of practice in which it detains a leading position.

The practice area of Public Law, other than the special focus given to the issue of public procurement and of administrative contracts, intervenes in the main economic areas with strategic relevancy, in projects of big infrastructures embracing the most different areas, as well as in regulated sectors (e.g. water, energy, health and pharmaceutical, transport and telecommunications).

Our legal assistance services include, among others, the following issues:

  • General Administrative Law
  • Public Procurement
  • Administrative Contracts, in particular, Public Works under Contract and Concessions of Works and Services
  • Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)
  • Regulated Sectors
  • Expropriations and Easements
  • Urbanism
  • Environment
  • Litigation and Arbitration

CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut's Public Law team has an extensive professional path, being composed of lawyers of high prestige with several works published in issues connected with the area of practice.

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CMS Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Guide
19 Jur­is­dic­tions covered
12 Sep 19
UK food and cos­met­ic pro­du­cers to the EU to face new reg­u­la­tions after...
As Brexit draws near­er and with the like­li­hood of an un­reg­u­lated exit still not off the table, EU-27 com­pan­ies im­port­ing or selling food or cos­met­ics from Great Bri­tain face li­ab­il­ity risks if they con­tin­ue...
Pres­id­en­tial De­cree No. 88/18, 6th April
Meet the Law
15 Jan 19
European Court of Justice rules in fa­vour of Italy’s Lotto con­ces­sion...
On 19 Decem­ber 2018, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) con­firmed that Italy’s “sole con­ces­sion­aire mod­el” for man­aging the con­ces­sion for its com­pu­ter­ised na­tion­al lot­tery and re­lated fixed-odds...
An­gola - 2018 State Budget
An­gola Leg­al Up­date
15 Mar 18
An­gola - 2018 State Budget
The Law No. 3/18 of 1 March, ap­prov­ing the An­golan State Budget for 2018 was re­cently pub­lished. We would like to high­light the fol­low­ing rel­ev­ant items: The Spe­cial Con­tri­bu­tion on Cur­rent In­vis­ible...
Pub­lic tender for con­ces­sion con­tract to op­er­ate mari­time...
Africa Up­date
27 Nov 17
The Be­ne­fits of Joint Cross Bor­der Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment
Since the European Com­mis­sion’ feas­ib­il­ity study on Joint Cross-Bor­der Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment (“JCBPP”) was re­leased in March 2017 there has been in­creas­ing mo­mentum for con­tract­ing au­thor­it­ies (“CA”)...
An­gola: Cre­ation of the multi­sect­ori­al com­mis­sion for...
Pres­id­en­tial Or­der No. 3/18 of Janu­ary 12nd
30 Oct 17
ECJ Rules on when a com­pany owned by a con­tract­ing au­thor­ity is gov­erned...
IN­TRO­DUC­TION A re­cent rul­ing of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has con­firmed that a wholly owned sub­si­di­ary of a con­tract­ing au­thor­ity can it­self be re­garded as a ‘body gov­erned by pub­lic law’...
New rules on the an­nu­al ac­counts of Pub­lic In­terest...
Meet the Law
04 Oct 17
Ap­plic­able threshold for the ob­lig­a­tion to con­sider the di­vi­sion of...
Art­icle 58 of the Law of 17 June 2016 on pub­lic pro­cure­ment re­quires all con­tract­ing au­thor­it­ies to con­sider the di­vi­sion of con­tracts in­to lots and, where the con­tract­ing au­thor­ity de­cides that it would...