Ricardo v Portimão Urbis, E.M., SA, in liquidation, Município de Portimão Emarp – Empresa Municipal de Águas e Resíduos de Portimão, EM, SA
Legal BodyCourt of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionTransfer of Undertaking (TUPE)
In Luís Manuel Piscarreta Ricardo v Portimão Urbis, E.M., SA, in liquidation, Município de Portimão Emarp – Empresa Municipal de Águas e Resíduos de Portimão, EM, SA (Case C-416/16) the European Court has discussed two important issues arising from a decision by a local council to wind up its trading company and continue its activities by other means. Was this a transfer of an undertaking within the meaning of the EU Acquired Rights Directive?
The Municipality Portimão is a local authority on the Algarve in Portugal. It had a trading company called Portimão Urbis. It
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