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Competence of last instance court when judging at first instance
Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés Advogados
  • Macau
  • 23 July 2013

Two recent criminal cases have seen Macau's highest court called to intervene as if it were a first instance court, and publicly voice its desire to change its existing competence. The Law of the Judicial Organisation states that the Macau Special Administrative Region enjoys independent judicial power, including that of final decision. The last instance court has suggested that a review of the basic law should take place.

Court of Final Appeal clarifies conflicting rulings
  • Macau
  • 21 June 2011

The Court of Final Appeal has clarified conflicting interpretations of the law which had been endorsed by two separate Court of Appeal judgments. The case in question related to a civil claim for damages to be deducted in a criminal proceeding. The court had to define, in a tort law situation arising from a wrongful act, the date from which the obligation becomes liquid, and hence, the date from which the debtor is in default.

Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés Advogados
Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés Advogados
Pedro Cortés
Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés Advogados
  • Macau
  • Macau
Marta Mourão
Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés Advogados
  • Macau
  • Macau