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It has been three months since the UK’s Brexit referendum and while the surprise of the result has receded, we are still some way away from knowing when and how it will happen. This has left some...

In this post-Brexit climate of historically low interest rates and market uncertainty, the value of UK pensions is an area of concern.

For final salary (‘defined benefit’) schemes, the...

The people of Gibraltar voted some 96% in favour to remain within the EU during the recent EU Referendum. An impressive 72% turnout of the electorate voted with an almost unanimous decision that...

The international tax planning landscape has changed dramatically over the last decade or so. When the Common Reporting Standard went live in January 2016, financial privacy was consigned to...

Property purchased a decade or two ago is often liable to a substantial capital gains tax at today’s market prices. There are numerous reasons for this trend. First and foremost is the obvious...

The government’s record inheritance tax haul reveals how more and more British families are being caught out – and you do not even need to be a UK resident to be affected.

Last year British...

John Cato, from UK-based Cato Solicitors, describes the cross border legal mess caused by a homemade Will and emphasizes the importance of having both English and Portuguese synchronised Wills...

A deal to recapitalise state bank Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD) to the tune of €5.1 billion means amendments will have to be made to Portugal’s budget.

The government has been given...

Portuguese law views a trust as a contract. All transactions involving trusts are deemed to be made with the trustees – the legal owners of the trust’s assets – rather than with the beneficiaries...

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