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Article on amendments to the Statute of OA representing the risk or not of the loss of independence of the companies


The issue has stirred heated debate among the class, but it's not exactly new in Portuguese society. Now, with the changes included in the Statute of the Advocate, that says that structure of law societies is open to other professionals and another partners merely capitalists.

Advantageous for the operation of the company or a threat to independence? the Opinion is divided, as is attested in reading the five testimonies collected by Advocatus.

"There must be a code of good standards to prevail duties core of our profession. Respect for ethics is essential." - Rui Pena

Please check the PDF for more detailed information (Portuguese version only).

Advocatus - Independência em risco?
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