- Portuguese Civil Procedure Code, approved by Decree-Law no. 329-A/95, of 12th of December (especially article 26-A) Click here
- Law 83/95, of 31st of August - Law of Popular Action Click here
- Article 48 of the Code of Administrative Court Procedure, approved by Law 15/2002, of 22nd of February Click here
1. Consumer Law
Art 12 no. 4 and 5 of Law 24/96, of 31st of July - establishes the legal regime applicable to the protection of consumers.
2. Financial Market Law
Articles 31 and 32 of Securities Code, approved by Decree-Law 486/99, of 13th of November.
3. Other areas
3.1. Environmental Law
Article 45 of Law 11/87, of 7th of April (Framework Law on the Environment), with the wording given to it by Law 13/2002, of 19th February.
3.2. Protection of cultural heritage
Law 107/2001, of 8th of September, on the protection of the Portuguese cultural heritage.
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