Doing business in Germany?

By Notary Public London

Based on current EU directives and given the economic disruption seen in 2020, on 1 January 2021, the German legislator enacted a new debt restructuring framework: The Law on the Stabilisation and Restructuring Framework for Companies (StaRUG). Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may now utilise a variety of restructuring options.  Find out more about the…

Do you speak American?

By Notary Public London

Apparently, in common speech, 4,000 words are used differently in America than they are in the  UK.  Many commonly used ‘Anglo American’ words are spelt differently for example  words ending in an unstressed -our  (e.g., behavior, color,  harbor…).  And, to confuse further, many everyday words or phrases have completely different meanings; for example, consider this scenario:…

Company Documents for Bulgaria

By Notary Public London

During the property boom of the early part of the 21st century, many clients purchased land, or apartments with a share of the freehold, via a company structure.  It seems now there is a market to sell off-the-shelf Bulgarian registered companies!  The usual way for most UK residents to deal with legal matters in Bulgaria…

I am starting a Company in Egypt!

By Notary Public London

Usually, by the time the entrepreneur contacts and tells the notary that they are starting a Company in Egypt, the legal work is well under way.  The transaction usually proceeds using a Power of Attorney in favour of a foreign lawyer. Nevertheless, it is the back story to the notarial transaction that is so interesting. …

Thinking of working in Spain?

By Notary Public London

If you are, you will need a NIE number, this is the Spanish Equivalent of an UK national security number. Just how to go about getting one keeps changing. Now, good news, It seems that you don’t  need to use the services of a lawyer in Spain!  NIE numbers can be issued at a police…

Buying abroad

By Beth Richards

Many elements of a notary’s work involve buying or selling real estate outside the UK; be it … Land: regulated, unregulated… Buildings: Residential; second homes, investment property, off plan apartments, villas, re-sales, repossessions, time share or fractional ownership… Commercial: industrial, storage, offices… In the UK the role of the notary in connection with buying foreign…

Are you a medic relocating to Australia?

By Notary Public London

General Practitioners Working in Australia: the process of moving to Australia can require approximately 6 months and involves a number of steps …..V visa to work in Australia …Eligibility: if you are a UK or Irish GP more Midwives and nurses relocating to Australia …. Notary has a great deal of experience in dealing with…

Notarised documents for the UAE

By Notary Public London

+ Click here to see country requirements for UAEDoing Business in the UAE or Qatar? The most common document the notary deals with, particularly in relation to business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar, is a Power of Attorney (PoA). A PoA is needed in order to get a legal document signed abroad…

Going to work in the UAE?

By Notary Public London

Congratulations! You’ve just got a new job and you’re off to the UAE! Before you can up-sticks and move to sunnier climes, you may be asked to dig out your old educational certificates. Your new employer will need to have attested copies of your educational certificates in order to arrange your visa. If you’ve never…