Antonio Viñal

Double Taxation Treaties in Spain

Double taxation treaties are indispensable when it comes to planning an investment, and countries with large networks are better positioned to attract such investment. Spain has built what is quite possibly the best network…more


Business in Portuguese: Focus on Cape Verde

Size needn't be a disadvantage and Cape Verde is taking lessons from other small countries like Singapore, and is on its way to become an international business hub for Africa. How does a country with no natural resources of…more


Portogallo: il nuovo investment hub

In questo articolo vedremo i motivi per cui il Portogallo √® diventato un must fra le destinazioni per l'investmento all'estero: lingua, cultura, fiscalit√† e legislazione…more


Corporate tax alert: is Portugal the new Netherlands?

Dire straits require radical thinking. The Portuguese Government has painstakingly pushed a reform agenda to put the country back on its feet, which has affected many sensitive issues such as labor law. Another key aspect is…more


After the Storm: Severance Pay in Portugal and Spain (I)

In these past years Spain and Portugal have been given homework to do and both countries have buckled down to it. The word of order being reform, labor law is one of the areas that has undergone a more dramatic change, specially…more


Investor's Visa in Spain - FAQs

Since September 28th, Spain belongs to the group of countries that offer an investor's visa program. Investment in bonds or shares, buying of real estate and the execution of a relevant investment project comprise three…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade,...

Portugal for Expats: Less Tax and Investor's Visa

Moving into another country prompts all kinds of questions and tax and immigration issues always stand front and center. Portugal is getting to grips with these two in a fresh, easy and innovative way, turning into a very…more

| Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Data Protection in the Portuguese Hub (II) Brazil and Cape Verde

After our last edition on data protection in Angola, we devote this edition of AVCO News to the expected Data Protection Act (DPA) in Brazil and the existing DPA in Cape Verde. The relationship between Portuguese-speaking…more

| International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Data Protection in the Portuguese Hub (I) Angola

With investment still pouring into Portuguese speaking countries (Angola, Mozambique, Brazil...) privacy is one of the key compliance issues to be dealt with. In this series of newsletters we'll take a closer look at local…more

| International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Agency, franchise and distribution agreements in Angola

Angola has become the go-to destination for all kinds of companies in recent years. With high GDP growth rates and plenty of natural resources, trade figures have reached impressive numbers. However, business needs a solid…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Franchise Law,...

Franchising in Spain: 2012 in Review

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

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, International Law & Trade,...

From Portugal to China via Macao

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

| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Fast Track Residence Waits For You in Portugal

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

| Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Commercial,...

Buying Real Estate in Spain - FAQs

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

| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Real Estate -...

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