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Implications of the EU-UK Trade Deal for SMEs

25th March 2021

After a challenging negotiation period, on 1 January 2021, the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) took effect. MSI's Northern UK law member Myerson Solicitors LLP and London based accounting member Haysmacintyre LLP have produced a guide to help SME businesses understand the legal and tax implications of the TCA.

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Portugal: New amendments to the Golden Visa Programme

3rd March 2021

Portugal recently published an amendment to its GOLDEN VISA PROGRAMME. The new rules encourage investments to be directed to inland areas, urban rehabilitation, cultural heritage, activities of high environmental or social value and job creation.

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Australia: Your new business integration guide

17th February 2021

Onboarding a new business along with its internal processes and procedures, staff members, clients, equipment, and everything else that can come with it requires careful and deliberate planning. It also lends itself to answering some basic questions – why is integration important, who should be involved, what’s the timeline, and what needs to be considered? MSI's Western Australia accounting member McKinley Plowman explains more.

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Brazil: Overview of the new natural gas market taxation

17th February 2021

In 2019, the Ministry of Mines and Energy, along with the Ministry of Economy, the National Petroleum Agency ("ANP"), the Energy Research Company ("EPE") and the Administrative Council of Economic Defense ("CADE"), launched the New Gas Market project. It aims to promote the competition, attract domestic and foreign investments, ensure the gas supply and reduce prices for the final  consumer. This is an improved version of the 2016 project “Gás para Crescer” (“Gas for the Growth”). MSI's Brazilian law member Vieira Coelho Advogados provides an update.

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