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On the legality of seizing narco yachts

The Navy is allowed to board and detain a ship under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Article 108, which tasks all states to fight narcotics trafficking. This article gives the ...
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Does a company with a branch in Portugal need to recognize years of service from an employee who's worked elsewhere?

"Groups" of companies are not employers; individual companies are You talk as though the company in Portugal and the one in the other unnamed country are the same legal entity - they are not....
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UK name change when married in Portugal

To quote Wikipedia: In theory anyone who is at least 16 and resident in the United Kingdom can call themselves whatever they wish. In practice, however, some form of documentary evidence is ...
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Extradition after statute of limitations expires?

Crimes are prosecuted either where they were committed, or where the harm was intentionally caused, or both.[1] The statute of limitations that applies is the statute of limitations in the country ...
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UK name change when married in Portugal

I thought I would add my experience as an answer now that I've spoken to the right people and been back to collect the wedding certificate. Within the EU there is a certificate that adopts the "...
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Criminal penalties in Portuguese law for rape?

The maximum sentence for any offense in Portugal is 25 years under Article 41 of the Penal Code of Portugal (PCC). Article 152 of the PCC provides that domestic violence is punishable by up to 5 years ...
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What are the possible penalties in portuguese law for kidnapping or false imprisonment?

The potential sentences are set forth in the Penal Code of Portugal at Articles 153 to 162. The statute for each offense sets forth a maximum penalty. The most serious offense of this type is ...
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If I have a EU research visa from one country can I start research activities in a different one?

Immigration is up to the individual EU member states. A work visa is only valid in that country. While you might have been able to work for a Portuguese employer remotely from France, your French visa ...
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Maltese company with CEO living in Portugal. Where to pay corporate tax?

International allocation of corporate taxes is a complex and technical issue. Normally, a firm hires a specialist international accounting firm to handle this issue for them. Generally speaking, a ...
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What are the criminal penalties in Portugal for theft under 500.00?

Note I'm heavily relying on translation tools here, I do not speak Portuguese, nor was I generally familiar with Portuguese law before doing some quick research. Title II, Chapter II of the Portuguese ...
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UK name change when married in Portugal

I had to do this recently to get married as my mother had reverted to her maiden name as did I when I was 9... all my docs were new surname but birth records where different. You have to apply for a ...
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Threat to remove company from a crowdsourced website

Your disclaimer is unlikely to carry much value. If the law says you are right, the disclaimer doesn't help. If the law says you're wrong, the disclaimer doesn't help either. The correct disclaimer ...
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Company in administration in Portugal

Yes, they remain valid However, the vast majority of contracts allow the innocent party to terminate them if the other party commits an 'insolvency event' like appointing an administrator. This is ...
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Are American grandchildren of Portuguese citizens entitled to Portuguese citizenship?

The current law does suggest so. The law does not actually contrast "nationality" and "citizenship" as the translation suggests: it says that the grandparent "não tenha perdido essa nacionalidade" (...
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