With Madrid's annual franchise fair just around the corner, now is a good time to analyze what 2012 was like for the franchise sector in Spain. A solid performance overall, especially strong for Spanish franchises abroad. Lots…more
Although Hong Kong has been usually viewed as one of the best business hubs in Asia and a natural port of entry into China, Macao can also prove an effective choice. Longtime a Portuguese colony, Macao has recently discovered…more
Obtaining a residence permit is usually a must for foreign investors and a painful one for many, with lots of visits to Consulates and Immigration authorities involved. However, the Portuguese Administration has put in place a…more
Prices in the Spanish real estate market have been cut down by around 30% in the last 5 years, which means a wealth of opportunities for real estate funds, savvy individual investors and anything in between. But there are also a…more
Although it may seem at first sight a small market to get into, there are many potential rewards when developing a franchise in Portugal: a good apetite for new concepts and ideas, a common language spoken by over 250 million…more
We conclude our two-part series on how to effectively tackle debt recovery in Spain by taking a look at enforcement proceedings…more
With Spain in the spotlight and taking heat in the midst of the euro crisis, companies investing or doing business there would be well advised to know what their options are in case of credit going bad. Our two-part article is a…more
In the final installment of our series on Portugal as a hot investment hub, we take things further by looking at two key features: the tax benefits statute and the Portuguese holding company. Then we tie it all together with…more
This month we target Madeira in our ongoing series on how to use Portugal as an effective investment platform. Madeira's International Business Center can be successfully deployed when setting up a trading company by taking…more
We continue our series on how to use Portugal as an advantageous platform from which to invest in other Portuguese speaking countries such as Brazil, Angola or Mozambique. This time we take a closer look at the available…more
Why is Portuguese the new cool? Brazil, Angola, Mozambique... all represent major investment opportunities. Getting there is another matter of course, which is what this article is all about: using Portugal as your investment…more
Why franchise in Spain? With Expofranquicia, Spain's main franchise fair, just around the corner, it's a good time to get acquainted with one of the leading franchise markets in Europe. Plus, Spain is a great platform for…more
With a spanking new EU proposal on data protection in the offing, non EU companies with subsidiaries and branches in the EU should start thinking how they will best tackle the future legislation asap.
Which are the legal steps when buying real estate in Portugal? How much taxes will I have to pay? Are there any special requirements being a non resident? If you plan on buying property in Portugal, whether for personal or…more
The Spanish holding company (ETVE) is still relatively unknown despite its great potential in tax planning and structuring. It holds up favorably when compared with more traditional jurisdictions such as Luxembourg or the…more
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