Category Archives: Law

CAMPIONE D’ITALIA – AN ITALIAN TAX HAVEN IN THE HEART OF SWITZERLAND…… WHY SMART HIGH NET WORTH INDIVIDUALS ARE CHOOSING ITALY OVER MONACO, SAVING MILLIONS.

The Italian tax haven of “Campione d’Italia” is a part of the Republic of Italy, known as an enclave”, with some very unique tax concessions, allowing HNWI’s to transfer to Switzerland without really being there. The specific tax rules allow … more…

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What is Air B and B doing to the world we live in?

I understand why it was created and how it works, but it can cause neighbours of such ‘mostly illegal ” activities in leasehold premises, great inconvenience. Not only is it disconcerting to have regular changes of people next door, many … more…

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TURKEY…. A GREAT PLACE TO INVEST….OR A TIME BOMB WAITING TO EXPLODE?

I was interested to read a fellow commentator’s opinions on Turkey, especially his statement that…” Turkey will make an appealing investment proposition”. Turkey has always been a “femme fatale” for English tourists and buyers. Its beautiful waters and cities, have always drawn … more…

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Brexit…..Will it ever happen and what it means for you………….

The UK’s vote to leave the European Union will lead to the biggest split in history – with the world’s 5th largest economy (the UK) exiting the world’s largest economic grouping (the EU). The uncertainty of how and when Brexit … more…

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How to enforce EU judgments: European Enforcement Orders and Brexit

The EU ensures that judgments obtained in one EU country can be recognised and enforced in any other EU country. General rules for recognition of judgments Once you have obtained a judgment in your favour, that judgment must be recognised in … more…

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ACQUISITION OF FRENCH NATIONALITY BY MARRIAGE TO A FRENCH NATIONAL

INTRODUCTION French nationality law is historically based on the principles of jus soli (Latin for “right of soil A person aged 18 or above may apply for French citizenship by naturalization after five years’ habitual and continuous residence in France (if married and with children, … more…

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The Portuguese Non-habitual Resident regime

The tax regime of “non-habitual residents” was created with the intention of attracting to Portugal the so called “high net worth individuals”, pensioners and professionals of high added value activities intending to rival with some competing systems in force in … more…

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Buying a French Property: Increased Information Rights for Purchasers?

If you decide to buy a property in France, as a potential purchaser, you could be worried with the quantity and quality of the information provided regarding your dream property. French law ensures full information disclosure notably by property surveyors … more…

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New Rights for Consumers from 1st October 2015

New Rights for Consumers from 1st October 2015 From 1st October 2015, consumers will benefit from extended legal rights when contracting with businesses. The new Consumer Rights Act 2015 (“the Act”) is intended to give greater clarity to consumers when … more…

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NEW BOOK – “Investing in Foreign Property” by Stefano Lucatello

‘Investing in Foreign Property – The Ultimate Guide to Buying Safely’ by Stefano Lucatello published on 10 September 2015 is available to buy from Amazon.

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