The courts or authorities with competence to deal with applications for a declaration of enforceability in accordance with Article 44(1) are as follows:
- the local civil division (juízo local cível), if one exists; or
- the general division (juízo de competência genérica) of the district court (tribunal de comarca) with jurisdiction.
In accordance with Article 49(2), appeals against decisions on such applications are heard by the courts of appeal (Tribunais da Relação).
For the purposes of Article 50, a decision given on appeal can only be contested by bringing an appeal on a point of law (recurso de revista) before the Supreme Court of Justice (Supremo Tribunal de Justiça).
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