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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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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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#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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#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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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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#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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#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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Gender perspective and business management

Our Managing Partner, León Fernando del Canto, published an opinion piece in the Spanish journal Cinco Días on gender perspective and business management. Its translation into English is the following: "Gender perspective and business management" "The inclusion of gender perspective in companies is a crucial issue for the improvement of business results...

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Spain facing the Brexit’s game

Spain facing the Brexit's game Our Managing Partner, León Fernando del Canto, took part in event #BrexitOpportunity, organised along with the journal El País, that have been deeply reported by its "Business" supplement. The meeting gathered businessmen and diplomats in order to discuss the Spanish role in the Brexit's  negotiation process, the...

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#EmbraceSpain XXI: from rhetoric to facts

#EmbraceSpain XXI: from rhetoric to facts Whilst in the United Kingdom, the government is only awaiting the decision of the Lords to activate Brexit, the Supreme Spanish Court has finally positioned itself on the floor clauses. Brexit should not be an excuse for the deterioration of the commercial and cultural relations...

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The civilization sustained by the gender perspective

The civilization sustained by the gender perspective Our Managing Partner, León Fernando del Canto, along with the Director of the Agencia Comunicación y Género, Isabel Mastrodoménico, have written an joint opinion piece in The Huffington Post in which they dismantle the criticisms on gender perspective in a previous article published in...

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The Spanish-British axis

The Spanish-British axis It is time to get around the negative reading of 'Brexit' and strengthen ties between the two countries Published by León Fernando del Canto in El Pais on October 8th 2016 The Brexit has been a major blow to the dream of building an European Union, which, in truth,...

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Expat Network, Still a Gain in Spain?

04-01-2017 | EXPAT NETWORK Our Managing Partner, León Fernando del Canto, has published statements in the British magazine Expat Network in which he highlights that Spain, despite Brexit and the Sterling’s devaluation, is still an important destination for British wanting to purchase a property in our country....

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#EmbraceSpain XII: Converting Brexit into stimulus

#EmbraceSpain XII: Converting Brexit into stimulus The UK is preparing to reconfigure its role as a political power because of the internal and external challenges of Brexit. Maintaining trade links with the United Kingdom is one of the objectives Spain should not ignore. Regarding this topic, we launched our campaign #EmbraceSpain: to...

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#EmbraceSpain XI: The path towards a new Europe

#EmbraceSpain XI: The path towards a new Europe With the parliament’s okay regarding Theresa May’s plans on Brexit and the offensive against Fraud of states and organizations, there will be a definite change in Europe, even in the tax area. This week the UK has taken a step further towards Brexit, with...

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Spear’s – BVI vs Mossack Fonseca

2-12-2016 | SPEAR’S Our Managing Partner, León Fernando del Canto, has published an opinion piece in the magazine Spear’s in which he defends the application of the universal jurisdiction principle for tax crimes to make the fight against international tax avoidance more effective. ...

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#EmbraceSpain IX: Ethical tax to achieve true equality.

#EmbraceSpain IX: Ethical tax to achieve true equality. Spain and the United Kingdom attract foreign capital, whilst establishing measures to avoid tax fraud within and outside its borders, protecting its taxpayers. Both Spain and the United Kingdom’s economies are growing, despite the economic crisis and Brexit. There are many differences between the...

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#EmbraceSpain VIII: embracing the future

New indicators show that the UK economy continues to grow, while the fight against international tax fraud adds a new ally in rating agencies.The #EmbraceSpain campaign was developed by our firm Del Canto Chambers just two months ago, and in this time we have been able to confirm that the...

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The Barrister Magazine Gibraltar is the yardstick to measure Spanish-UK’s relations

The Barrister Magazine – Gibraltar the yardstick of the future of Spanish and British relations

17-11-2016 | THE BARRISTER MAGAZINE Our Managing Partner, León Fernando del Canto, has published an article entitled “Gibraltar: the yardstick of the future of Spanish and British relations” in The Barrister Magazine, where he analyses the Gibraltar’s current status after Brexit and the Spanish’s co-sovereignty purposes with the United Kingdom. ...

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#EmbraceSpain VII: hand in hand against adversity

The luxury real estate market in the United Kingdom has improved with Brexit and the presence of internationals (including Spaniards) has had no significant decrease despite the effects of an almost ten-year crisis.Seven weeks have passed since our firm, Del Canto Chambers, developed the campaign #EmbraceSpain, during which we have...

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embracespain The UK reigns Brexit in

#EmbraceSpain VI: The UK reigns Brexit in

The 0.5% rise in the British economy and the judicial decision that has given Parliament control over Brexit has soothed fears around the dreaded recession and paved the way for a clearer process. Over the past seven days at Del Canto Chambers, as we transitioned between October and November, we have...

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EmbraceSpain Persevere to build the future

#EmbraceSpain V: Persevere to build the future

As part of the #EmbraceSpain campaign, we continue to support Spanish-British relations and we attended a conference organized by the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain This week at Del Canto Chambers, as a continuation of the #EmbraceSpain campaign, our Managing Partner, Leon Fernando Del Canto, published several pieces in the...

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media change is also a change in gender roles

The media change is also a change in gender roles

The Director of Agencia Comunicación y Género participates in a conference on the use of gender perspective in the media.The Cordoba Young Creation Festival “Eutopía 2016” has recently offered, as part of their discussion activities, a conference entitled “Gender Culture: communicating with gender perspective“. Participating in this conference was Isabel...

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embrace fashion youth and gender

We embrace fashion, youth and gender this autumn

This week we have participated in the Madrid Fashion Week together with MALNE and Eutopía 2016 in Cordoba with Spanish agency ‘Agencia Comunicación y Género’ which works to tackle gender issues by opening up lines of communication.Last Monday, the Del Canto Chambers team was present on the catwalk at the...

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Very busy week at Del Canto Chambers

A very busy week at Del Canto Chambers

Qatar, United Kingdom and #Apple kept us occupied at Del Canto Chambers this week At Del Canto Chambers, September has started with an interview in The Times regarding the #AppleTax case. Meanwhile, the firm continues to strengthen its position as the first Spanish office in Qatar. Along with Leon Fernando del...

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Andalusia and The Keys to Memory

Andalusia and “The Keys to Memory”

Del Canto Chambers as partner and producer of the documentary “The Keys to Memory” together with Al Jazeera TV channel and Al Sharq Forum Foundation in Geneva by Andalusian Jesus Armesto, which delves into the history of Andalusia and its people. Andalusian filmmaker, screenwriter, poet, and writer Jesús Armesto (Écija- 1978)...

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International Taxation No peace for evaders

International Taxation: No peace for evaders

HM Revenues & Customs proposals for sanctions against tax evasion, the BEPS project and Islamic finance have been the highlights of the week at Del Canto Chambers. International finance has led the way this week at Del Canto Chambers. We have analysed the emerging sector of Islamic finance, the BEPS (Base...

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Islamic Finance business opportunity for Spain

Islamic Finance as a business opportunity for Spain

Our Managing Partner at Del Canto Chambers, León Fernando del Canto, has published a new article at Spanish journal Cinco Días wherein describes the business chance that Islamic Finance means for investors in Spain.Islamic Finance is a sharia-compliant emergent financial model forbidding interest rates payments and speculation, among others. Although it...

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Holiday hell

Holiday hell

Our Managing Partner, León Fernando del Canto, has published a new article at New Law Journal titled 'Holiday hell'. This article analyses how the later CJEU's Advocate General's opinion on floor clauses' retroactivity has affected not only Spanish citizens owning overpaid mortgages but UK citizens in Spain having holiday homes.To...

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UK M&A Waving not drowning

UK M&A: Waving not drowning

Our Managing Partner, León Fernando del Canto, reviews at Acquisitions Daily what the near future is looking like for M&A activity in wider Europe as a result of Brexit: UK M&A: Waving not drowning León Fernando Del Canto, managing partner at Del Canto Chambers, reviews what the near future is looking like...

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Spanish treasury and foreigners in the Costa del Sol

Spanish treasury and foreigners in the Costa del Sol

Our Managing Partner at Del Canto Chambers, León Fernando del Canto, has published at the Spanish economic journal "Cinco Días" an article on Spanish Tax Agency's inspection activities in the Andalusian "Costa del Sol", mostly headed against high-purchasing-power foreign residents: Spanish treasury and foreigners in the Costa del Sol "The state coffers...

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Premi Resi - The Rain in Spain

Premi Resi – The Rain in Spain

26-07-2016 | PRIME RESI The digital Media specializing in real estate, Prime Resi, published an article by our Managing Partner, Leon Fernando del Canto, on the recent decision of the Advocate General of the ECJ in relation to the non-retroactivity of provisions soil and how it will affect the owners of holiday...

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Bad news for Brits with a holiday home in Spain

Bad news for Brits with a holiday home in Spain

The British newspaper The Times has published an article by León Fernando del Canto on the consequences, for British citizens owning a property in Spain, of the ECJ's advocate-general's decision with regard to the floor-clauses' no retroactivity: Bad news for Brits with a holiday home in Spain The European Court of Justice's...

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Floor clauses and Brexit this week’s hot topic

Floor clauses and Brexit: this week’s hot topic

The CJEU’s Advocate General’s line on floor clauses and the Brexit’s economic consequences corners Del Canto Chambers’ reporting work last seven days.The work at Del Canto Chambers has been traced by the CJEU’s Advocate General’s statement on floor clauses and Brexit’s effects in the British economy this week. The Advocate...

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Possible sanctions to Spain for breaching the deficit and Brexit’s impact: bad times for investors and taxpayers

Possible sanctions to Spain for breaching the deficit and Brexit's impact: bad times for investors and taxpayersThe fine to Spain and Brexit's consequences are uncertainty factors in the international market and they warn investors and taxpayers.Spain could be sanctioned by the European Commission for having breached the public deficit objective,...

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New European Data Protection Regulation

New European Data Protection Regulation

The EU was needing a new law regarding data protection in order to replace the EU directive which dates from 1995, when the internet was still in its infancy.So finally last week, after more than four years of negotiation, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was passed in...

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MALNE Spanish luxury fashion brand

MALNE, Spanish luxury fashion brand for the European and the Middle East markets is born

[caption id="attachment_17746" align="alignnone" width="720"] Paloma Alvarez and Juanjo Máñez[/caption]Last week MALNE was officially presented to specialized media and industry professionals in Madrid, a new Spanish fashion firm focused on luxury. The talents behind this new premium brand are designers Paloma Alvarez and Juanjo Máñez, with extensive experience in the fashion...

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Promising winds of change in Qatar

The drop in the price of oil and different social, political and economic issues arising in the area are provoking changes in one of the most prosperous and competitive economies in the world. This changing landscape should mean new opportunities for businesses.Oil and natural gas revenues have placed Qatar as...

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Iran´s future is looking bright

Doubtlessly Iran has a lot to look forward to ever since the international trade sanctions were lifted last week.Perhaps the most immediate benefit will be the unfreezing of assets abroad, worth anything between $32 billion and $60 billion, depending on the source of information. Apparently it is Iran`s plan to...

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New business opportunities in Iran

Now that the sanctions against Iran have been lifted, the opportunities that have emerged for international business are significant. This country has huge natural resources and a highly educated and predominantly young population of over 80 million people. So although international companies will have to proceed with some caution for...

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Is Intellectual Property on its last legs?

What is money for authors? The reward for their creative work. In Money, Pink Floyd says: Money, it's a crime. Share it fairly but don't take a slice of my pie. There is always someone else taking a slice of the authors rights pie. Producers, studios, publishers and distributors. As well as the public, skilled...

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