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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...

Portugal receives an influx of visitors at this time of year. It is not difficult to appreciate why so many people fall in love with the local lifestyle and consider making Portugal their home....

This is proving to be an eventful year for the UK. After the unexpected Brexit vote in June, the Bank of England (BoE) has now cut the interest rate to its lowest ever level of 0.25%.

This...

Estate planning is a high priority for many expatriates in Portugal. They want to ensure that their wealth is passed down to their family and heirs according to their wishes, that the inheritance...

The Decree-Law 35-C/2016, of 30 June, has introduced amendments to the legal regime that establishes the flexibility of debt payment to Social Security.

The changes introduced are intended...

The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is an information system for the automatic exchange of tax information, developed in the context of the OECD. So far, 98 countries have signed up with more...

One area of concern for British expatriates living in Portugal is how the UK’s decision to leave the EU will affect their pensions.

As with issues like residency and healthcare, the...

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