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Hombres por la igualdad

Nuria Coronado’s book “Hombres por la Igualdad” was presented in the headquarters of European Institutions in Madrid last Friday, 24th of November. Sixteen well known men from different professional sectors and trajectories shared pages in this book in favour of equality, the 16 are convinced of the necessity of achieving...

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New ruling favourable for claims of mortgage costs

Recently we published an article with regards to court claims in mortgage expenses (Notary fees, Land´s Registry fees, Property Appraisal and management costs among others). Furthermore, a First Instance Judge from Alcorcon, (Madrid), has sentenced Bankia to refund all above mentioned mortgage set up costs including the Stamp Duty Tax which...

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#EmbraceSpain XXXVIX: Spain embraces the UK

Coinciding with King Felipe VI's visit to the United Kingdom, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and El País, the leading Spanish and Latin American newspaper, launched the Observatory of the Spanish Speaking World. The presentation and signing of the agreement took place on July 12th at...

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Owning Property in Spain is Taxing

It’s just a matter of time that UK expatriates in Spain receive a notification from the Spanish Inland Revenue (Hacienda); claiming unpaid taxes for the last four tax years (tax statute of limitation). By now, after having acquired your Spanish property, we are sure you’ll agree that the Spanish Tax Legislation...

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The Observatory of the Spanish-speaking World

The London School of Economics and the Spanish Leading newspaper in the world launch The Observatory Of the Spanish-speaking World   Coinciding with the Spanish king’s visit to the UK, The London School of Economics and Political Science and El País -Spanish leading newspaper in the world- launch the Observatory of the...

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XXI Century censorship and Qatar Crisis

In countries and times when communication is impeded, all other freedoms soon wither away. The discussion dies from starvation, ignorance of others' opinions becomes rampant, imposed opinions triumph. Intolerance is inclined towards censorship, and censorship promotes ignorance of the arguments of others and therefore intolerance itself. A rigid vicious circle, which...

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Floor Clauses: 11 most Common Asked Questions

If you are one of those that are doubting about starting a complaint for overcharged mortgage interest against your bank, probably, many doubts will arise before contacting a professional firm. The clients whom have deposited their trust in us, have already been answered with their bank claims queries. In Del Canto...

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Moderate business optimism before Brexit

Moderate business optimism before Brexit The Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain presents in the Joint Commission for the EU of the Congress and the Senate a survey on the Brexit made among its members. The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain participated last May 17, invited by the Spanish Parliament,...

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On palaces and ashes

On palaces and ashes Our Managing Partner, León Fernando del Canto, has published in The Huffington Post a personal reflection on the transitivity of life and death entitled "Palaces and ashes". As an example, he uses Ibrahim's King of Balkh fable, from the VIII century (the old city of Bactria, currently...

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#EmbraceSpain XXXIII: Gibraltar is not Brexit bargaining chip

#EmbraceSpain XXXIII: Gibraltar is not Brexit bargaining chip The authorities of Gibraltar claim Theresa May’s protection against a possible "interference"of Spain and the European Union in the Brexit negotiations. UK political parties are tweaking their electoral machinery to prepare for the upcoming general election in June. The Tories and Labor have published...

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Gulf tax revolution: Qatar approves VAT bill

Gulf tax revolution: Qatar approves VAT bill Qatar has approved a bill for the implementation of VAT and other taxes in 2018. The rest of Gulf countries will also introduce measures of this type. The Qatari government has recently approved a proposal for legislation to introduce the VAT tax and another rate...

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#EmbraceSpain XXX: Expats as Brexit social problem

#EmbraceSpain XXX: Expats as Brexit social problem Expats rights are the social challenge of Brexit and it is already included in the British political parties’ discourse even before negotiations and elections start. This week at Del Canto Chambers we continue to work from our offices in the UK and Spain to strengthen...

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The City claims itself before Brexit

The City claims itself before Brexit Our Managing Partner, León Fernando del Canto, took part in the event #EmbraceLondon, held by the Spanish journal El País, last 19th April. The event was assisted by British and Spanish businessmen and politicians in order to discuss the post-Brexit United Kingdom and to claim...

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Spain to recover its political influence in the EU

Spain to recover its political influence in the EU The Spanish government is facing a new role within its EU partners by gaining its lost influence due to the Brexit and its recovery from the economic crisis. Spain is trying to recover its diplomatic and influential position inside the European Union which...

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#EmbraceSpain XXIX: Pragmatism as a solution to Brexit

#EmbraceSpain XXIX: Pragmatism as a solution to Brexit Businessmen and representatives of British and Spanish institutions agree that pragmatism is the best option for successful Brexit negotiations. At Del Canto Chambers we are back from the Easter break with a vortex of activity. Our Firm participated in the event #EmbraceLondon, the editorial...

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The Spanish tourist market, global leader in competitivity

The Spanish tourist market, global leader in competitivity Spain is found to be the first competitive global tourist power in a World Economic Forum's report. The Spanish tourist market keeps increasing and this year's provisions are higher than 2016's. Spain was visited last year by 75.6m tourists, up to 10.3% more than...

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The Spanish economy improves by reaching pre-crisis values

The Spanish economy improves by reaching pre-crisis values Spanish economic data are upgrading although there is still a wide margin for improvement in relation to employment. After three years of growth, the Spanish economy is improving and reaching levels prior to 2008 crisis. The government forecasts for 2017 places this growth around...

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Travelling as metaphore of living

Travelling as metaphore of living Our Managing Partner, León Fernando del Canto, has published in The Huffington Post a review of his first novel, entitled "Que tu viaje sea largo", released by Trampoline Editores. A personal tale, inspired by Íthaca by Kavafis, describing his positive self-construction in the journey of knowledge's...

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The Spanish Embassy held a meeting on Brexit

The Spanish Embassy held a meeting on Brexit “This is a historic moment from which there can be no turning back”  said yesterday Theresa May in the House of Commons; few hours after her ambassador in the EU Tim Barrow gave to Donald Tusk; EU Council President, the letter which officially...

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ISA Accounts: Effortlessly Save (tax) in the UK

ISA Accounts: Effortlessly Save (tax) in the UK Individual Savings Accounts (ISA) are a very popular savings model in the UK. The fiscal will implement in April new fiscal measures that will make them more attractive. Helping families to increase their savings levels: that was the idea of ​​the North American economist...

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Qatar to invest 5 billion pounds in UK

Qatar to invest 5 billion pounds in UK Qatar announces that it will invest a total of £5 billion over the next three to five years in transport, real estate and digital technology infrastructures. The Qatari government, through the Ministry of Finance, has announced that it will invest some 5,000 million pounds...

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#EmbraceSpain XXVI: The UK activates Brexit

 #EmbraceSpain XXVI: The UK activates Brexit The UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she will activate Brexit on 29 March. Negotiations with the EU will last for at least two years. There have been three events that have set the tone for our Firm Del Canto Chambers this week: Theresa...

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SOCIMI: Real Estate Investment Companies

SOCIMI: Real Estate Investment Companies The tax advantages offered by the #Socimi make these companies a safe investment vehicle in Spain, sponsored by the improvement of the real estate market in our country. The #SOCIMI or Listed Companies of Real Estate Investment are Spanish companies listed on the Alternative Stock Market (MaB)...

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#EmbraceSpain XXV: Waiting for Theresa May

#EmbraceSpain XXV: Waiting for Theresa May The British government announces that Brexit activation is to take place at the end of the month, without giving a specific date. Recognition of residency rights is one of the keys to impending negotiations. The imminence of #Brexit activation, in other words, the British government's notification...

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