Welcome to our Research Group!

Our group is dedicated to studying and analysing property-related issues, encompassing areas such as tax law, labour law, corporate law, banking law, and other related legal branches. We aim to approach these themes while always considering the individual as the centre of legal relations and the bearer of responsibilities. We also emphasise the practical applications of advancing legal sciences, aiming to impact society and the legal system positively. We actively encourage the participation of Master’s and PhD students in our research and activities, providing them with valuable opportunities for growth and development.

Research Areas

  • Tax Law: Study the norms and principles governing taxation and oversight and the analysis of tax policies to achieve equity and efficiency in revenue collection and resource distribution.
  • Labor Law: Investigating workers’ and employers’ rights and duties, ensuring fair working conditions and promoting balance in labour relations.
  • Corporate Law: Analysis of norms and practices related to the formation, organisation, and operation of companies, aiming to promote corporate responsibility and transparency.
  • Banking Law: Study laws and regulations involving the banking and financial sector, seeking solutions for consumer protection and financial system stability.

Practical Applications

Advancing legal sciences and research in these areas leads to practical applications that positively impact society. Some examples include:
Developing fair and efficient tax policies that promote economic growth and social welfare.
Improving labour regulations that protect workers’ rights and promote fair labour practices.
Encouraging corporate responsibility and transparency to minimise fraud and enhance investor confidence.
Strengthening the banking and financial sector’s regulations to protect consumers and maintain system stability.

Supporting Master’s and PhD Students

Our research group is committed to fostering the active participation of Masters and PhD students in our projects and initiatives. Involving students in cutting-edge research and practical applications enhances their educational experience and contributes to the legal field’s overall development.

Partnerships and Collaborations

In addition to our research, our group seeks to establish partnerships with academic institutions, governmental entities, and non-governmental organisations, fostering knowledge exchange and experiences to drive the development of the legal field.

Participate in Our Activities

We invite all interested parties, including Master’s and PhD students, to participate in our activities, such as seminars, workshops, and publications, to advance legal sciences and strengthen the rule of law. Follow our events calendar and register to participate.

Get in Touch

If you have any questions or want more information about our research group, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Group Coordinator

Ongoing Projects

Tourism: Legal and Economical Reflections

Tourism has significantly contributed to the global economy, generating employment opportunities, foreign exchange earnings, and socio-cultural interactions. However, tourism’s economic and legal dimensions are multifaceted and can vary greatly across different destinations. This research project seeks to explore and compare these aspects to identify best practices and potential areas for improvement.”

New challenges in Labour Law

The world of industrial relations faces challenging new realities, from the evolution of technology to demographic variations, climate change and migratory movements. This Project aims, in this context of unprecedented speed and multidisciplinarity, to promote a reflection around the place of Labor Law, having as reference six major themes: technology, demography, climate change and the environment, conflicts and social migrations, labor reforms in times of crisis and informality at work.

A new era in international trade regulation (NERCI)

This project will focus on the main instruments for regulating international commercial relations. It will analyze, in particular, the evolution of Lex Mercatoria and the contribution of certain entities to International Trade Law.

Financial Regulation and Literacy

The main purpose of the RLF project is to analyze the phenomena that generate financial crises and enhance systemic risk. In addition, it is intended to identify preventive mechanisms for such phenomena, suggesting improvements in regulation, ways of contracting and functioning of the financial system. At the same time, it is intended to contribute to greater financial literacy.

Finished Projects

Law in the Pandemic Situation

Given the global pandemic and the challenges launched, we decided, in the area of Law, to elaborate a project that allows to discuss transversal issues, such as education in higher education and its challenges in the context of COVID – 19, going through other themes, namely in the scope of contracts in general and the mechanisms for out-of-court and judicial dispute resolution, eg, the mechanisms for amendment and resolution, among others.

Tourism Tax Law: a 21st century challenge

This project aims to critically analyze the taxation of the Tourism sector by the pillars of the Portuguese and Brazilian tax system from the point of view of income, consumption, property taxes and tax incentives.

Instituto Politécnico de Leiria

Legal Impact of Robots in Civil Liability and Taxation. The Portuguese Case.

This project aims to analyse the legal impact of robotization (introduction of robots in organizations) at civil and tax liability level.
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