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Affordable housing connectivity

In this series of sessions we look at the importance of connectivity in the context of new developments and touch on some of the key issues that social housing providers need to consider.

Tax: VAT and non-resident taxable persons

Circular Letter no.30235 clarifies the VAT rights and obligations applicable to non-resident taxable persons who carry out supplies of goods or services in Portugal.

The future of strategic land

Strategic land can be a smart and profitable move for developers willing to play the long game. This webinar with LandTech discusses how strategic land is likely to evolve in the next few years and why now is a great time to get involved.

Now we have Earth Day pledges, we must mobilise green finance

This year’s Earth Day was cause for optimism in our fight against the climate emergency. With climate change now well and truly upon us, Earth Day 2021 saw the most significant renewal of pledges to tackle the crisis by national governments since the Paris Agreement of 2015.


Schneider Electric GC Wexler: no to panels

Paris-listed global energy company Schneider Electric Group general counsel Peter Wexler is a big fan of individual relationships. It’s the way he manages his legal department and how he deals with external advisers. That’s why, in his in-house interview with The Lawyer this week, Wexler says he won’t put panel systems in place despite having […]

Supreme Court

Mishcon wins for ex-wife in Ecotricity divorce battle

The Supreme Court has found in favour of a Mishcon de Reya client who is claiming £1.9m from her ex-husband, Ecotricity founder Dale Vince, despite filing for a financial settlement almost 20 years after they divorced. The court ruled in favour of Kathleen Wyatt who will now take her appeal for a reported £1.9m to […]

Portugal index

Portugal – Less pain, more gain

Early repayment of its bailout and solid M&A interest from foreign investors have brought optimism to Portugal’s lawyers. The word ‘crisis’ no longer has such strong associations with the Portuguese market. The country recently announced it is paying back half of its bailout loan – around €14bn (£10.2bn) – to the IMF early, meaning things […]

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