jornal I na sua experiencia de investigacao no ambito do dominio publico hidrico

João Bernardo Galvão Teles, a partner at LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles, spoke to the newspaper I about the consulting firm’s experience in history and heritage in the investigation aimed at obtaining documents that confirm the ownership of properties located along the margins of the sea or of rivers previous to 1864 or 1868.

LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles, based on their experience of researching archives, has come to work with several owners or lawyers delegated by them to obtain historical documents that entitle the real estate properties located on sea or river public domain land.

Indeed, the Law No. 54/2005 of the 15th of November, which has been altered since then, determined the 1st of July of 2014 as the deadline for the filing of judicial actions for the recognition of private ownership of plots on the margins of the sea or of rivers, otherwise considered public domain. Thus, on the burden of proof, private owners are required to demonstrate that the lands in question were already of private domain at a date prior to the 31st of December of 1864 (or the 22nd of March of 1868, in the case of craggy cliffs).

See the full article attached, published in last Saturday's issue of the daily newspaper.

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comunicacao na Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa

The seminar History and Heritage on the cultural relations between Portugal and India, held at the Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa last February, featured a talk by Lourenço Correia de Matos, a partner at LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles, entitled Porcelana da China na Índia Portuguesa: algumas notas sobre encomendas de luso-descendentes e de goeses”.

The speaker began by presenting an overview of the Portuguese studies on Chinese porcelain ordered for the domestic market, commonly called Companhia das Índias. He then focused on orders of Portuguese descendants, Portuguese families based in India throughout the centuries that the Empire lasted, recording the fact that few orders are known to have been made by this group.

He also referred to the existence of sets with coats of arms and monograms of Goan families, descendants of Indians who converted and adopted Portuguese names. These pieces are still unknown to Portuguese researchers and are absent from the literature on the subject, thus representing a survey and study that clearly must be done, mainly in the former territories of the State of India.

The session was directed by the President of the Chamber of Genealogy, Heraldry and Phaleristics of the SGL, the Architect Segismundo Pinto, and was attended by over fifty people. Among other conferences Francisco Xavier Valeriano de Sá talked about his recent book “Património heráldico português em Goa, Damão, Diu e Kochi”, a capital survey on heraldry of these former Portuguese territories.