EU Trademark Registrations Set to Reach Nearly 100,000 by the End of 2021

European Trademarks

By Shona Hastings, 21.07.2021 An EU trademark registration is the most effective way to add protection to various business assets such as company/brand names, logos, or taglines. Despite the restrictions enforced by many countries over the last number of months, the pandemic has not slowed down EU Trademark registrations. According to the Statistics for European Read more…

New European Online Seller Regulation Requires Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) 2021

SCA regulations

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 28.06.2021 Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) is a European regulatory requirement that came into force in the first six months of 2021 for many countries within the European Economic Area. It is essential that businesses selling products or services online update their online payments systems to comply with the new SCA regulation as Read more…

Tax Benefits of becoming a Non-Habitual Resident in Portugal

Portugal NHR tax regime

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 27.05.2021 The Portugal NHR tax regime offers lucrative tax breaks for foreign residents residing in Portugal. The Non-Habitual Residents (NHR) scheme allows for substantial tax savings for those who qualify and has been highly successful in attracting international investors and self-employed professionals. Entrepreneurs can take advantage of this scheme by operating companies Read more…

How IR35 Tax Legislation Affects UK Contractors and UK-Based Companies?

UK Contractors IR35

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 22.04.2021 On 6th April 2021, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HRMC) brought significant changes to the IR35 Tax Legislation into force. The legislation sets out clear rules for classifying a worker as an independent contractor instead of as an employee. IR35, also known as intermediaries’ legislation, was included as part of the Read more…

Why UK Companies have been advised to move to the EU Post-Brexit

business in the UK after brexit

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 05.02.2021 On 1st January 2021, the United Kingdom ceased to be a part of the EU single market and customs union changing business in the UK after Brexit. The conclusion of Brexit has inevitably resulted in additional bureaucracy that now poses a serious threat for certain business operations across European borders. More Read more…

EU Cross-border Company Conversion of a German GmbH

EU Company Conversion

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 22.01.2021 Previously, Germany held a strong stance against the international mobility of companies. Fortunately, German Company Law has shown great progress in recent years and the country has proven to be adaptable to the changing business landscape. It is now possible to transfer the registration of a German GmbH and its registered Read more…

What are the Benefits of Registering a Subsidiary Company?

Setting up a subsidiary company

By Kooshila Takoordyal, 17.11.2020 Setting up a subsidiary under your current company (or parent company) could be a great choice for your business. A subsidiary company has the freedom of being an independent company that can engage in new business opportunities while reducing risk to the parent company. What is a Subsidiary Company? A subsidiary Read more…

The Benefits of Setting up a UK Community Interest Company

UK Community Interest Company

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 16.11.2020 In the UK, there is a specific legal form for a social enterprise company called the Community Interest Company. The UK introduced this new company type in 2005 which is designed to allow social enterprises to use their profits and assets for social good. Community Interest Companies (CIC) are a special Read more…

Tax Benefits of Starting a Company in Romania

Starting a Company in Romania

By Kooshila Takoordyal, 28.10.2020 Starting a company in Romania is one of Europe’s most promising locations for foreign investors. Romanian companies generally pay tax based on corporate profits, similar to most onshore companies in other jurisdictions. The uniform taxation is just 16% on profits and there is costs for company incorporation and maintenance. The minimum Read more…

Reduced Corporate Taxes welcomed by Businesses in Belgium

Setting up a company in Belgium

By Kooshila Takoordyal, 23.09.2020 Belgium is one of the best locations in Europe for foreign investors who wish to set up a company. There are suitable options for setting up a company in Belgium including a new stand alone company, a subsidiary of an overseas company, or a non-profit company. The Belgian Government offer a Read more…