1. Introduction Transmission services used in the provision of M2M services are growing in importance. As a result, in May 2019 ANACOM (the Portuguese communications regulatory authority) launched a public consultation1 to collect input on the possible creation of a specific range in the national numbering plan (plano nacional de numeração - PNN) to accommodate these services. According to ANACOM, the aim of opening this range would be to respond to the significant increase in demand for numbers for machine-to-machine (M2M) services...
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PLMJ is a law firm based in Portugal that combines a full service with bespoke legal craftsmanship. For more than 50 years, the firm has taken an innovative and creative approach to produced tailor-made solutions to effectively defend the interests of its clients.
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RENT UPDATE COEFFICIENT FOR 2023 Law no. 19/2022 was published in Diário da República (Official Journal) on 21 October 2022 and, among other measures, it establishes the rent update coefficient for the calendar year of 2023. During the next year, the annual update coefficient for rents of the several types of leases, both urban and rural, established in article 24 of Law no. 6/2006 of 27 February, which approved the New Urban Lease Regime (NRAU), will not apply. Conversely, the coefficient of 1.02 (2%) will apply, unless otherwise stipulated by the parties. This coefficient of 1...
PLMJ has welcomed 22 new associates after they completed their training at the firm and were admitted the Portuguese Bar Association. "We are extremely proud to have this group of lawyers who have stood out throughout their training period at PLMJ. When we are choosing our trainee lawyers, we usually say that we are potentially choosing the future partners of this firm. We are sure potential and talent will not be lacking. On PLMJ's side, as well as being extremely demanding in the quality of our legal services, we are committed to providing all the conditions necessary for them to have a long, successful and happy career in the firm", says Bruno Ferreira, PLMJ's managing partner...
PLMJ advised Helexia on the acquisition of Ewen Energy. Helexia is a French company operating in Portugal since 2016 in the devlopment of self-consumption solutions. The French company has acquired 60% of the Porto-based consultancy Ewen Energy and this is its first acquisition in the Portuguese market. The PLMJ team responsible for the transaction was coordinated by João Marques Mendes, the partner who is co-head of PLMJ's Energy practice, and by Nuno Serrão Faria, senior associate in the Corporate M&A practice. They were assisted by associates Ana Nunes Teixeira and João Trindade da Silva...