Few days ago, the "Cinema Law" was approved by the Portuguese Parliament, which determines the application of a 1% fee on the billing of on-demand streaming services, such as Netflix, Disney + or HBO, as well as platforms sharing videos like YouTube.
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Born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1984, Filipe Consciência did his entire education in Lisbon, entering with 17 years at the Law Faculty of Lisbon University.
After graduating, and before entering the legal labor market, Filipe Consciência accepted the position of employee of a car stand, having in just a few months become department manager and later responsible for two car stands.
In September 2008, Filipe Consciência started working in the office of Pragma founder, Cecília Caria Mendes, beginning to work with Pragma right away.
Over the years Filipe Consciência has specialized in consumer, labour and commercial law, and also in real estate.
After actively participating with Cecília Caria Mendes in the discussion and drafting of the law that allows the attribution of Portuguese nationality to descendants of Portuguese Sephardic Jews, since 2015 that Filipe Consciência has been responsible for the office's nationality department, having already delivered several thousand requests for attribution of Portuguese nationality, with great success.
In 2017, Filipe Consciência was invited to become Associate of Caria Mendes Advogados.
Filipe Consciência loves to travel, read, write (having already published 4 books and participated as a guest writer in many others), watch series, cook and visit the best national and international restaurants, being a recognized expert in gastronomy in Portugal.
On September 1, 2020, an app for Android and iOS was officially launched in Portugal that allows you to track, quickly and anonymously, the contagion networks by COVID-19, informing users who have been, in the last 14 days, in the same space as someone infected with the new coronavirus.
Despite the rumors of increased difficulty in the Portuguese nationality processes, the newly approved changes indicate the opposite.