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This Q&A is part of the global guide to investment funds. It provides a high level overview of retail investment funds in Portugal, looking at both retail funds and hedge funds. Areas covered include a market overview, legislation and regulation, marketing, managers and operators, restrictions and requirements, tax and upcoming reform.To compare answers across multiple […]

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By Gwendoline Davies High street jeweller H Samuel has been fined for providing misleading pricing information online. The case highlights both what retailers can and can’t do when it comes to posting prices and promotions; and a new national and international drive towards the enforcement of consumer protection laws. Retail and Commercial Dispute Resolution specialist Gwendoline […]

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