Lisbon’s World Trade Centre opens in 2022

A new 25,000m2 office complex in Lisbon, under the World Trade Centre brand, will be ready to receive its first companies next year. The company behind it, Foz Vintage, has invested €120 million in the new business and office centre which is located in Carnaxide. Foz Vintage is a builder and developer that specialises in […]

Results pick up in H1

Second quarter and first half financial results are out and Essential Business gives a roundup of some of the Portuguese companies that have announced them. Things are looking up! SONAE Sonae says that its second quarter results are “encouraging” as sales grew over 5% to €3.2Bn in H1 with its retail outlets hypermarket Continente and […]

Woaucher! IVAuchers at €21.2M in June

The Ministry of Finances has revealed that the Portuguese accumulated €21.2 million in June through its IVAucher scheme. The scheme provides benefits and incentives sponsored by the Portuguese Government that enable tax payers to accumulate the value of VAT paid in restaurants, accommodation and cultural events and activities. Two months after IVAucher came into force, […]

Portuguese appointed YouTube VP

YouTube has announced the appointment of Pedro Pina as the company’s vice-president, heading the company’s business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA region). Pina joined Google in 2013 as leader of the Global Client and Agency team having been responsible for technology development with some of the largest advertising and marketing agencies and […]

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Expertise covers cross-border tax, estate planning, pensions and investment management to offer a genuinely holistic approach to financial planning. With two local offices in Portugal, Blevins Franks also offers guidance on beneficial tax structures through a specialist tax advisory service based in London.
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