Category Archives: Law

Senior Partner speaking at Going Global Live

I’ll be speaking at Going Global Live this May and wanted to let you know that I have limited free tickets available for this event taking place at ExCeL, London on 15th & 16th May. I’ll be talking about Buying … more…

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American Bar Association Magazine Interview

Our firm is the largest UK-based international property law specialist. Our firm includes solicitors as well an international lawyers. more…

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French qualified lawyer required

Kobalt Law LLP ,a firm of English  and International lawyers, based in Chelsea, requires a French qualified lawyer, [Avocat] preferably qualified also as a solicitor,  to head the French desk. Find out more:

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Stamp Duty Land Tax Budget Update March 2014

Due to a change made in the 2014 Budget, the threshold for the 15% Stamp Duty Land Tax rate for the purchase of residential properties by certain non-natural persons (for example, companies) was reduced from £2 million to £500,000 for … more…

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Labour propose a Mansion Tax… How will it work?

Mr Ed Balls, MP, believes that it is fair for the better-off to pay more; therefore he wants to impose a “Mansion Tax” on homes worth more than £2m. His expectations are high, as he expects to raise at least … more…

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Kobalt Law LLP Free Tickets at APITS 2014

Kobalt Law LLP will be exhibiting at the international Property show, “A Place In The Sun Live” at the London Olympia,  from 28th – 30th March  2014 on Stand number EX71.  GET FREE TICKETS   

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Italian Government Introduces New Reimbursement and Exemption forms for Withholding Taxes

October 11 2013 On July 10 2013 the Italian Revenue Agency approved new and revised forms to be used to claim for reimbursement of or exemption from Italian withholding taxes applicable to certain income of non-Italian residents. The agency also … more…

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Foreign companies are investing and operating in the Indian market at a very rapid pace.  More multinational companies have opened up offices in India for expansion into the world’s most profitable market.  Business has grown many folds for them in … more…

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Fiscal instability does not spare the French property market.  Tax rules are changing every year and 2013 is no exception.  Since 1st September 2013  two major changes have occurred regarding the calculation of capital gains tax (CGT) in France.  From 1st … more…

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Under English Law, the traditional position is that there is no implied duty of good faith in English Law Contracts.   Internationally the situation differs from country to country.  For example, in the USA there is a duty of good … more…

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