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Tax: VAT and non-resident taxable persons

The Portuguese Tax Authority clarifies that the obligation to register for VAT purposes in Portugal only applies to non-resident taxable persons who carry out taxable transactions in national territory to which the reverse charge mechanism does not apply.

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.

COVID-19 and the impact on disabled employees in the workplace

The impact of the pandemic can be seen across all sectors of society but those who are disabled have been particularly affected, not least because employees with an underlying disability are likely to have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable and told to shield for considerable parts of the last year. Being away from the workplace and separated from colleagues has left many feeling insecure.

Maximum mobility, maximum productivity

“The attorneys always had a hard time working remotely,” says Robin Griffith, firm administrator at Gardner Skelton. But what had once been just a nuisance became a deal breaker in 2020. To solve it, Gardner Skelton teamed up with the law firm consultancy Circle Management Group (CMG), to bring their vision of complete mobility and amped-up productivity to life.

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Five City lawyers get the nod in Simmons’ latest promos

A total of 13 lawyers are joining the partnership at Simmons & Simmons in the firm’s latest round of promotions, with five getting the nod in London. While this is more than double last year‘s batch of six, the round is just short of the 15 that were promoted in 2019 – eight of which […]

Dentons on call for M&S in Colin the Caterpillar wrangle

Dentons is representing Marks & Spencer (M&S) in a High Court dispute with Aldi over its Colin the Caterpillar cake. An Intellectual Property claim was issued in the High Court on Monday, landing in the “passing off and trade marks” category. Dentons’ partner Anna Copeman been instructed by M&S, who is head of the firm’s […]

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