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FINDING COMPETENT COURTS

The search tool below will help you to identify court(s)/authority(ies) competent for a specific European legal instrument. Please note that although every effort has been made to ascertain the accuracy of the results, there may be some exceptional cases concerning the determination of competence that are not necessarily covered.

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Article 65(3) - Information on how to determine, in accordance with national law, the effects of the judgments referred to in Article 65(2) of the Regulation

Not applicable

Article 74 - Description of national rules and procedures concerning enforcement

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Article 75 (a) – Names and contact details of the courts to which the applications are to be submitted pursuant to Articles 36(2), 45(4) and 47(1)

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The courts with jurisdiction to hear and rule on the applications referred to in Articles 36(2), 45(4) and 47(1) are:

- the Central Civil Division (Juízo Central Cível) of the competent District Court, if one exists; or

- the Local Civil Division (Juízo Local Cível), or if none exists, the Local General Division (Juízo Local de Competência Genérica) of the competent District Court.

Article 75 (b) – Names and contact details of the courts with which an appeal against the decision on the application for refusal of enforcement is to be lodged pursuant to Article 49(2)

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Appeals against decisions on applications for refusal of enforcement, pursuant to Article 49(2), must be lodged with the Court of Appeal (Tribunal da Relação).

Article 75 (c) – Names and contact details of the courts with which any further appeal is to be lodged pursuant to Article 50

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Any subsequent appeals must be lodged with the Supreme Court of Justice (Supremo Tribunal de Justiça).

Article 75 (d) – Languages accepted for translations of the certificates concerning judgments, authentic instruments and court settlements

Not applicable. Only Portuguese is accepted.

Article 76(1)(a) – Rules of jurisdiction referred to in Articles 5(2) and 6(2) of the Regulation

The rules of national jurisdiction referred to in Articles 5(2) and 6(2) are:

- Article 63(1) of the Code of Civil Procedure (Código de Processo Civil), which provides for the extraterritorial jurisdiction of courts, in particular the court at the seat of the branch, agency, office, delegation or representation (if located in Portugal), in cases where application is made for service on the head office (if located abroad); and

- Article 10 of the Code of Labour Procedure (Código de Processo do Trabalho), which provides for the extraterritorial jurisdiction of courts, in particular the court of the place of residence of the applicant in proceedings relating to employment contracts brought by an employee against the employer.

Article 76(1)(b) – Rules on third party notice referred to in Article 65 of the Regulation

Not applicable.

Article 76(1)(c) – Conventions referred to in Article 69 of the Regulation

Convention between the Czechoslovak Republic and Portugal on the recognition and enforcement of judgments, signed in Lisbon on 23 November 1927.

Last update: 02/04/2020

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