Knowledge base

Russian immigration advice: applying to live in the UK

The following article is intended to highlight the stages involved in the visa application process for Russian citizens wanting to immigrate to live in the UK. There are many different ways to apply, depending on each applicant’s circumstances and requirements.


Working in Cyprus: EU & third country nationals

Immigrants wishing to live work or study in Cyprus are required to have either a valid work or residence permit. Fines may be imposed on anyone found to be employed in the country without valid and up to date paperwork.


Investment funds: a guide for first time Investors

An investment fund is a common term used for when several investors use their own capital to collectively buy securities with each Shareholder retaining ownership and control over the individual shares.


Obtaining a Cyprus passport by investment or naturalisation

There are a number of methods of obtaining a Cyprus Passport, giving freedom of movement to the rest of Europe, as per the Schengen Agreement.


The Singapore Budget 2016

Last month, Singapore’s Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat unveiled the 2016 budget. This year the notable points for discussion focused on innovation and enterprise. A large section of the budget has been allocated towards the need for growth in Singapore businesses to an international level, as well as keeping up with developing modern technology.


MAS: important changes to current legislation on company mergers

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued amendments to the current legislation regarding company mergers and commercial take-overs as per section 139 of the Securities and Futures Act in Singapore.


Obtaining a forex license for trading

The foreign exchange or Forex market is an extremely lucrative industry involving trading foreign currencies and amenities such as precious metals and oil, with approximately three trillion US dollars being invested in foreign exchange trades on a daily basis globally it is, in terms of volume of trading, the largest market in the world.


Madrid Convention on International Registration of Trademarks

The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks is overseen and administered by the Madrid Agreement, has been established since 1891, with the Protocol for the Agreement being concluded in 1989.


Important changes to UK tax legislation taking place in April

As per a recent STEP seminar in London, the UK government has released an outline of amendments to be imposed relating to both entrepreneurs’ relief and dividend tax relief that will be in effect from the 6th April 2016.