PPPs and concessions in Portugal

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This chapter aims to provide an analysis of the most relevant rules applicable to PPPs and concessions in the Portuguese legal order. To this end, several aspects have been covered, namely, the legal definition, the ex-ante provisions, the contract management provisions and the duration of PPPs and concession contracts. In addition, special attention is given to the concept of operating risk from a normative perspective and the role of the Technical Unit for Project Monitoring in the PPPs Law. Finally, this article includes aspects of the latest legal reform to the PPPs Law, provided by Law-Decree n.º 170/2019 of 4 December, which, in accordance with the preamble of the Law-Decree, aims to adapt the legal regime of PPPs to the ‘new social reality’.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPublic-private partnerships and concessions in the EU
Subtitle of host publicationan unfinished legislative framework
EditorsPiotr Bogdanowicz, Roberto Caranta, Pedro Telles
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781839105012
ISBN (Print)9781839105005
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2020


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