New Powers for Companies House to Impose Financial Penalties on Overseas Property Owners

An article from our UK member MUSCATT BLACK GRAF Overseas entity property owners who fail to register with Companies House can now be hit with more significant financial penalties under new Regulations which came into force on 1 May 2024. The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (Financial Penalty) Regulations 2024 give new powers […]

Concerto Members met in Brussels!

Concerto Members representatives from 17 countries met in Brussels on May 1-2-3 to share their experience and thoughts with always one goal in mind: never stop working on how to better understand, serve and support our clients in achieving their goals, at national and international level.  This annual meeting is also the opportunity to simply […]

CONCERTO legal network welcomes ALLIA Law firm, based in Lausanne, as a new member!

After several years at Rusconi & Associés, Christian Bettex, Elodie Beyeler, Anne Dietrich, Fanette Sardet and P.-Dominique Schupp are taking a new step in their carrers and are pleased to announce the creation of their law firm, Allia. Within this new structure, they will continue to promote excellence and dedication to their clients in all […]

Concerto continues to grow and welcomes a new member in Cameroon

Concerto is pleased to announce that CHAZAI WAMBA, a business law firm based in Douala, Cameroon, has recently joined the network, strengthening Concerto’s presence on the African continent. CHAZAI WAMBA is a business law firm dedicated to Africa, providing customized, innovative and accessible legal and tax services to local and international companies, banks, financial institutions, […]

Portugal: Tax Regime For Non-Habitual Residents

Decree-Law nr 249/2009, of September 23, introduced several changes to the IRS Code[1], by creating the non-habitual residents regime (RNH), with a more favourable tax regime than the general tax regime, with the aim of attracting to the Portuguese territory, highly qualified and high net worth individuals.  1. Qualifying Conditions This regime is applicable to all […]

European Court Of Human Rights: Privacy And Disclosure

In this case, it was a German daily that published a photo of a well-known weather host in Germany, held in precautionary detention on a rape charge. In its judgement of 10 January 2019 (Bild and Axel Springer/ Germany), the European Court of Human Rights deemed that the decision of the German court that ruled the […]

Wistleblowing: Review Of Situation In Switzerland (Article In French)

Whistleblowing : état des lieux 1. Introduction To blow the whistle, soit “lancer un coup de sifflet”, est l’acte par lequel un employé (ancien ou actuel) révèle des pratiques illégales, immorales ou illégitimes dont l’employeur a la maîtrise, à une personne ou à un organisme susceptible de remédier à la situation. Ainsi n’est pas un […]

Portugal: Immigration Rules And Golden Visa And EU Blue Card

On July 4, 2007, was published Law nr 23/2007, which foresees the conditions and entry procedures stay periods and removal of foreign citizens from the Portuguese territory. Since Law nr 23/2007 has entered into force the same has been amended three times, the first amendment has occurred on August 9, 2012, through Law nr 29/2012, […]