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Lourenço Correia de Matos, partner at LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles, integrated the coordination commission for the book of studies in homage to António Pedro Vicente, together with Fernando Rosas, Luís Reis Torgal, Mário Matos e Lemos, Luís Bigotte Chorão and Gabriela Gândara Terenas.

Presented today at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, in Lisbon, the book, with over 700 pages, includes a text by Lourenço Correia de Matos, entitled “A Ascendência portuguesa de Don Manuel de Godoy y Alvarez de Faria, Príncipe da Paz e Conde de Évora Monte”.

António Pedro Vicente, Doctor of History by the University of Paris — Nanterre, is a retired university professor of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, academic of number of the Portuguese Academy of History and corresponding member of several international academies, including the Royal Academy of History in Spain. He has written numerous publications on the history of Portugal in the nineteenth century and its relations with Spain, France and England, in addition to essays on the History of Photography and the I Republic.


processos de reconhecimento da propriedade privada de imoveis localizados no dominio publico maritimo

The law n. º 34/2014 published yesterday in the Official Gazette of Portugal, proceeded to the second amendment to the ownership regime of water resources, disposed in the law n. º 54/2005, of the 15th of November. Among the main modifications introduced, the elimination of the previously stipulated deadline for private owners to enforce their rights (1st of July of 2014), allowing them to propose, at any time, actions for the recognition of private property.

Another more significant change results in the simplification of evidence in certain situations, namely in the case of property that are integrated in consolidated urban areas (as defined in the Regime Jurídico de Urbanização e Edificação), far from the risk of erosion or seawater intrusion, and that are occupied by constructions previous to 1951; and land that occupies the edges of the water courses in zones that are not subject to the jurisdiction of maritime or port authority agencies.

In the majority of the many cases, with the burden of proof, the owners continue to be obliged to demonstrate that the properties in question already were of private domain before the 31st of December of 1864 (or the 22nd of March of 1868, in the case of craggy cliffs).

LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos e Galvão Teles, due to its experience in the investigation of archives, will continue to make its services of history and patrimony consulting available and to cooperate with the owners or lawyers mandated by the latter in obtaining documents that hold the ownership of property located in the area of the public waterways domain.

See attached the law which introduced the new changes.

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