Spanish Lasting Power of Attorney

Recognition of Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship Orders in Spain

For those who have assets in Spain and have an English Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) or Deputyship Order (DO) it will be necessary to take additional steps to deal with the assets in Spain. An English Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document whereby a person (known as the donor) gives permission to another […]

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Applying for a Golden Visa in Portugal

Portugal’s Golden Visa scheme is one of the most popular in Europe thanks to the benefits and flexibility including various investment options, minimal requirement to spend time in Portugal and ability to apply for permanent Portuguese residency after just five years to name a few. If you’re interested in finding out more about applying for […]

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Worldwide Lawyers’ round up of the Law Society Cross Border Conference

Worldwide Lawyers Managing Director, Sara Janion, attended the annual Law Society Cross Border Conference in London on 7th March 2019 and provides the following round up of the day’s events. For those who aren’t aware, the annual Law Society Cross Border Conference is aimed at private client practitioners who wish to learn more about dealing […]

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Overseas bankruptcy searches in estate administrations

When executors or administrators of an estate are due to pay out an inheritance to beneficiaries who live abroad, it is necessary for them (or the solicitors dealing with the estate) to carry out an overseas bankruptcy search against all beneficiaries in their country of residence. An overseas bankruptcy search should be undertaken in relation […]