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Dealing with estates with foreign assets

When someone dies, the administration of their estate needs to include all assets, wherever they are situated in the world. It has become quite common for individuals to own foreign assets, from holiday properties and possessions, to bank accounts or other investments, such as stocks and shares. If you have …

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2020 Vision

Welcome to 2020, and let me wish you a happy new decade. Now I know a pedant would tell you that isn’t until this time next year, and like most pedants they would be irritatingly correct, and absolutely no fun at parties, but the third digit has changed from a …

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Jet Ski regulation in Spain

In recent years we have experienced a considerable increase in the number of sailing of Personal Water Craft (PCW), or Jet Skis and this has made it necessary to regulate their use to ensure the safety of both their occupants and bathers, regardless of the model or type of the …

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The cost of comfort

A new report has worked out exactly what a comfortable retirement will cost you. We now have more information, more choices, and more responsibility for our retirement savings.  But will the future we want be the future we are able to get? The Retirement Living Standards, launched by the Pensions …

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The Central Maritime Court

The sea has traditionally been the main means of transport, especially in the commercial field. Since ancient times, man has tried to dominate it, but  has not always be successful in said task. Witnesses are the numerous shipwrecks spread in the coasts around the world. Therefore we have been obliged …

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Can anybody hear me?

It’s a pretty neat place this modern world of ours. National boundaries blur, you can move to another country, set up home and family and run a business. If you are lucky enough to have an EU passport you can freely move to any one of the 28 countries (I’m …

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Shoot the messenger

The Earth’s warming climate is a problem for everybody. It might be an obvious thing to say given the fact that we, and most other species on the face of the planet seems to be facing an existential threat in the not so distant future, but inexplicably the message seems …

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Spanish matriculation tax: A sailing nightmare

Spanish Matriculation tax is a rara avis in the European tax landscape of the yacht chartering industry. This is a 12% tax on the full value of the boat, hence the large risk when evaluating this tax obligation. The main problem with Spanish matriculation tax is the lack of consistency …

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