Legal and Economic Sciences

 

Within a framework of opening economies, the scope of regulatory needs is widened. This is the case for the sectors to be considered, as well as for the increasingly broad geographical areas.

However, the European area, of which we are a part, demands priority attention. It is also relevant to all areas, the largest economic area in the world and, to a greater extent, the most important area for trade and other relations, in particular the area where foreign direct investment is most directed.

 

 

Faced with the challenges that arise, many of them new or with new contours, this group of CEJEA seeks to see what answers can and should be given to current problems: conflict resolution on foreign investments, responses to be given in the fiscal or budgetary adjustments, as well as in the regulation of the exercise of professional activities.

The Group has two Research Lines (RL):
RL1: Economic regulation

In this line, two fields of analysis are included: 

  1. One of them takes into account the problem of conflict resolution between foreign investors and national states, given the alternative between an Investor-State dispute resolution system and an Investment Court system.
  2. Another area of analysis is the regulation of professional orders, especially in relation to the conciliation of the powers of these bodies, in particular in terms of influencing access to the exercise of professions with the provisions of competition law.
 
RL2: The fiscal and budgetary problems of the European Union

In this line, two fields of analysis are included: 

  1. One of them is an analysis of Portuguese taxation in view of the evolution of International Tax Law; with knowledge of what is happening internationally, especially in the European Union, it should be a source of indications for our system, avoiding situations of disfavor for our businessmen and in general for our citizens.
  2. The other area of analysis is the European Union's budgetary problem, when it enters into the decisive process of preparation and approval of the next Multiannual Financial Framework (starting in 2021) with special attention to the problems of "own resources", with very marked differences between the interests of different countries.
 

 

RP1: Conflicts between foreign researchers and national states

Person responsible: Vital Martins Moreira

Description: To investigate the problem of conflict resolution between foreign investors and national states, given the alternative between an Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system and an Investment Court System (ICS); aiming basically at the analysis to see what has led to the idea of ICS, as well as what will be its feasibility and the implications of its creation. 

RP2: Regulation of professional orders

Person responsible:  Vital Martins Moreira

Description: To analyze the problem of the conciliation of the powers of these entities, in particular in terms of access to the exercise of professions, with the provisions of competition law.

RP3: Portuguese taxation in the light of developments in International Tax Law

Person responsible:  Manuel Pires

Description: Keeping in mind that in a globalized world, with a huge and growing interdependence between economies, to investigate what is happening at the international level as a source of suggestions for our system, avoiding complications for our businessmen and in general for our citizens.

RP4: Budgetary problems of the European Union

Person responsible:  Manuel Carlos Lopes Porto

Description: To investigate entry into the decisive process of preparation and approval of the next Multiannual Financial Framework (starting in 2021), the analysis of "own resources", and implications in different perspectives with very marked differences between the interests from different countries of the Union.

Name ORCID CIÊNCIA ID
Ana Sofia de Assis Pacheco da Silva Duarte 0000-0002-8879-5359 -
Eduardo Manuel Oliveira e Sousa 0000-0002-6995-2793 -
Francisco José Guimarães Castelo Branco Ribeiro 0000-0002-7974-2183 -
Gianni Baldini - -
João António Severino Raposo 0000-0001-8718-5842 -
João Félix Pinto Nogueira 0000-0001-6220-2060 F71F-DA92-5DDB
Luís Fernando Sampaio Pinto Bandeira 0000-0001-6142-9597 -
Manuel Carlos Lopes Porto (coordenador) 0000-0001-7860-9236 -
Manuel Pires 0000-0002-6149-5305 -
Maria Celeste Ferreira Lopes Cardona 0000-0003-1471-3514 -
Maria Eduarda de Almeida Azevedo 0000-0002-6755-4388 -
Nélson da Costa Almeida Cardoso de Oliveira 0000-0003-1595-255X -
Vital Martins Moreira 0000-0002-0454-2638 -