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Non-habitual tax residents – Portugal

Once the Portuguese tax authorities recognise the status of non-habitual tax resident, taxpayers in these circumstances acquire the right to be taxed as non-habitual residents for a period of 10 consecutive years. REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-HABITUAL TAX RESIDENT STATUS For the Portuguese tax authorities to grant non-habitual tax resident (NHR) status, it is necessary to meet […]

Guernsey’s Handbook on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing revised

On 12 March 2019, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) published the final version of the revised Handbook on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing(the Handbook). The revisions to the rules and guidance in the Handbook, together with the revised legislation (the new Schedule 3 to the Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, […]

Activities requiring data protection impact assessment under Luxembourg law

By Anne-Gaëlle Delabye, Bertrand Géradin, Tara Kapur The Luxembourg National Data Protection Commission (Commission nationale pour la protection des données, CNPD) has published a list of processing operations which require a mandatory data protection impact assessment in accordance with article 35 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). What is a data protection impact assessment […]

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Artists Corner

Manches & Co has taken delivery of an unusual piece of office furniture – a wooden sculpture of a coat on a peg. The sculpture, by Italian Neil Benson, was a gift from the firm’s auditors, Lewis Golden & Co. Manches senior partner Alasdair Simpson is pictured (left) receiving the sculpture from Neil Benson, of […]

Property agents gain greater powers

Local authority-appointed property agents have been given more power to prevent antisocial behaviour, says Roger Pearson. Mr Justice Jacob has given important guidelines on the powers of property agents appointed by local authorities to obtain arrest orders. The case centred on an injunction application by English Churches Housing Group, which took over the London Borough […]

Financings

Jeffrey Barratt of Norton Rose advised a syndicate of banks including Barclays Capital and Nations Bank on the provision of a £225m credit facility for Monument Oil & Gas

Flotation

Gillian Hall of Newcastle firm Watson Burton advised display marketing company Premier Direct Group on its £6.5m flotation on the Alternative Investment Market. Watson Farley & Williams advised nominated adviser Charles Stanley.

Wilde Sapte close to losing Paris office

The two remaining partners at Wilde Sapte’s Paris office are understood to have decided to quit the firm in a move that could spell the end of its foray into France. It is understood partners Robert Macklin and Olivier Tordjman have been in talks with several firms, and if they do leave their assistants are […]

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