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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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18 June 2020
Meet the Law | Im­port­ant Pro­jects of Com­mon European In­terest Hy­dro­gen
Or­der no. 6403-A/2020
05 May 2020
Coronavir­us crisis: More flex­ib­il­ity for European struc­tur­al and in­vest­ment...
On 23 April 2020, the European Uni­on ad­op­ted Reg­u­la­tion (EU) N° 2020/558 on spe­cif­ic meas­ures to provide ex­cep­tion­al flex­ib­il­ity in the use of European Struc­tur­al and In­vest­ment Funds in re­sponse to...
01 June 2020
Meet the Law | Sol­ar Ca­pa­city Auc­tion 2020
Min­is­teri­al Or­der No. 5921/2020, of 29 May
04 May 2020
In­ter­na­tion­al Law in times of crisis: COV­ID-19 and For­eign In­vest­ments
As the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic con­tin­ues to un­ravel without re­gard to na­tion­al bor­ders, coun­tries around the world are faced with both pub­lic health and eco­nom­ic is­sues on a scale not pre­vi­ously seen. In this...
29 May 2020
Meet the Law | New Rules on Dead­lines and Pro­ced­ur­al Mat­ters
Law 16/2020, May 29, 2020
27 March 2020
Man­aging clin­ic­al tri­als un­der COV­ID-19: New EU guid­ance is­sued for spon­sors...
The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has had a dra­mat­ic im­pact on European health sys­tems, whose pri­or­ity first and fore­most is the treat­ment of pa­tients suf­fer­ing from this dis­ease both in the in-pa­tient and out-pa­tient...
07 April 2020
Meet the Law | Amend­ments and cla­ri­fic­a­tions to Law No. 1-A/2020
12 September 2019
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...
03 April 2020
Meet the Law | Ques­tions and an­swers on the im­ple­ment­a­tion by the Gov­ern­ment...
15 January 2019
European Court of Justice rules in fa­vour of Italy’s Lotto con­ces­sion mod­el
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...
CMS Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Guide
19 Jur­is­dic­tions covered
15 March 2018
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...