FINDING COMPETENT COURTS/AUTHORITIES
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.
Article 29(1)(a) - Courts with jurisdiction
The court with jurisdiction to issue a European order for payment is the Central Civil Division of the Porto District Court (Juízo Central Cível do Tribunal da Comarca do Porto).
Article 29(1)(b) - Review procedure
The review procedure is that set out in Article 20 of the Regulation, and the court with jurisdiction for review is the Central Civil Division of the Porto District Court.
Article 29(1)(c) - Means of communication
The following means of communication are accepted for the purposes of the European order for payment procedure:
(i) delivery to the court registry, in accordance with Article 144(7)(a) of the Code of Civil Procedure;
(ii) registered post, in accordance with Article 144(7)(b) of the Code of Civil Procedure;
(iii) fax, in accordance with Article 144(7)(c) of the Code of Civil Procedure.
Article 29(1)(d) - Accepted languages
The language accepted is Portuguese.
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Last update: 14/09/2020