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Annex I - The rules of jurisdiction referred to in Article 3(2) and Article 4(2)
The following are applicable in Portugal:
- Article 63(1) of the Code of Civil Procedure (Código de Processo Civil), in so far as it provides for courts to have extraterritorial jurisdiction, for instance, the court at the seat of the branch, agency or office, delegation or representation (if located in Portugal) where application is made for service on the head office; and
- Article 10 of the Code of Labour Procedure (Código de Processo do Trabalho), in so far as it provides for courts to have extraterritorial jurisdiction, for instance, the court at the domicile of the applicant for proceedings arising from an employment contract brought by a worker against an employer.
Annex II - The courts or competent authorities to which the application referred to in Article 39 may be submitted
In Portugal: the District Court (Tribunal de Comarca).
Annex III - The courts with which appeals referred to in Article 43(2) may be lodged
In Portugal: the Appeal Court (Tribunal de Relação).
Annex IV- The appeals which may be lodged pursuant to Article 44
In Portugal: an appeal on a point of law.
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