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The latest BKR EMEA Tax Bulletin for October is now available in the Members Area HERE  (it is recommended you sign into the Members Area first).  Articles include: - The Netherlands – transfer pricing obligations under BEPS and DAC6 reporting - Tax incentives in Georgia for international IT and maritime companies - An overview of the 2021...
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Iulia Lascau Argus Romania has shared an interesting article on the Global Economic Outlook - Living with a COVID 19 Hum. Read it in the members area HERE (It is recommended you sign into the members area before you click the...
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Bob Rothenberg, our former Senior Partner, has decided to retire from the practice on 31 October this year. Bob has been working with us as a Consultant on a reduced basis but would now like to step down to make more time to follow his other interests and with his family. Bob joined Blick Rothenberg on 1 February 1977, having qualified with...
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IŞIK Yeminli Mali Müşavirlik ve Bağımsız Denetim A.Ş. have just produced  - Doing Business in Turkey This publication is written to provide foreign companies and executives a quick overview of the business environment, forms of business entities, taxation, and audit and accounting practices in Turkey.It sets down a broad summary of the...
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A summary of the main features announced in the Irish Government Budget 2021 is available from Ormsby & Rhodes HERE. A truly historic Budget involving Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party is marked by huge spending increases. A record Budget of €17.75 billion has been announced with nearly half of all spending going on Covid-19...
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Eurofast's Greek office have produced two articles promoting: a. Greece's Non-Dom regime attracting pensioners from all over the world HERE. b. Investments into Greece's holiday homes HERE. Contact details are in the...
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Eurofast recently appointed two new members to the Board of Directors. Antonis Gavrielides is the Director of Eurofast Greece. Mr. Gavrielides has a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Cyprus and has been part of Eurofast for the last 11 years. Irena Damianou is the Chief Marketing Officer in charge of all corporate...
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Logista (Pretoria) have published their latest newsletter. See it here.
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Ronalds LLP Restructures

August 11, 2020

Ronalds LLP has restructured its leadership in order to access the wider African region. Find out more in the press release...
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Eurofast has been recognised as one of the 100 companies to watch out for in 2020 in Exeleon Magazine. The idea the magazine had was to highlight a large group of companies that have been making a mark in their respective industries through their effective services and solutions. Well done Eurofast. Read the magazine...
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On 31 July, Nilesh Shah will be stepping down as CEO of Blick Rothenberg, and will retire from the firm on 31 August. Partner Nimesh Shah (no relation) has become the new CEO to lead the firm through the coming months and years. Nimesh has been with the firm since 2012. Over this time, he has developed his career specialising in the interaction of...
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We are in exceptional times, so Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented the first ever “Summer Economic Update” on Wednesday 8th July against a backdrop of enormous economic uncertainty caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), and the resulting lockdown and mitigation measures. Our summary of the Summer Economic Update provides an overview of the key...
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The recording of the Schiff-Martini Webinar held on the 30th June 2020 is available in English HERE, German HERE and Japanese HERE. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit companies in Germany hard in many ways. We cannot eliminate the pandemic, but we can assist you with valuable tips as well as advice and support in overcoming the crisis economically....
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The US tax regime requires non-resident citizens to pay full ongoing ‘home country’ taxation, even if they live or work elsewhere in the world. In fact, every US bi-lateral tax treaty contains a provision protecting their right to continually tax income and gains globally. Blick Rothenberg have created a quick and easy tool to check if you...
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 Corona - a situation which was never there before. In my opinion the crises around the SARS COVID-19 will change the whole economy and our private life forever. After my Matura-Graduation, I started my internship in November 2019 at Ferax Treuhand AG. I was looking forward to all the new challenges, working in a team, visiting our clients and to...
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Ciara McDunphy has been appointed as a Partner in the Audit Department.  Upon graduating from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2009, with a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Business and Management, Ciara joined Ormsby & Rhodes as part of the graduate trainee programme and received membership to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in...
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Yaser Al Tala Audit and Consulting (Riyadh -  Jeddah – Khobar) are assisting Dr Mohammed Nurunnabi from Prince Sultan University with a survey on the impact of the  crisis on financial statements. During these uncertain times of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), in this short survey, we ask your thoughts and projections concerning the effects of...
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Exponens (Paris) publish French Government advice on the measures companies have to take to protect their employees at work against the COVID-19...
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Harbinson Mulholland have outlined the latest Covid-19 business support measures in Northern Ireland on their website...
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UNW (Newcastle) have held the latest webinar in their 'Life after Lockdown' series of webinars. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have been understandably focused on stabilising cash-flow. As restrictions start to be eased, businesses will begin to look to the future and plan for recovery. For this reason, we thought it would...
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The Romanian Government is supporting the business environment affected by the Covid – 19 crisis, approving the tax amnesty for interest, penalties and other accessories owed by taxpayers. Read the details published by Argus Audit SRL...
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Blick Rothenberg (London) has been named as both the Best Corporate Tax Practice and Best International Tax Team in the Tolley’s Taxation awards 2020. The leading tax and advisory firm won Best Corporate or Business Tax Practice and Best International Tax Team in the annual awards which made their debut in 2001. The Tolley’s Taxation Awards...
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B & C (Milan) publish the English version of the Italian Government's New Extraordinary Measures to Support Italian Companies during the CORONOVIRUS...
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The recording of the BKR EMEA Zoom meeting on 'Back to the new normality - Post lockdown' held on 6-May-20 is available in the Members Forum...
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B & C (Milan) publish the Italian Governments basic rules on smart working and the impact on the power of control of the employer and data...
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Blick Rothenberg (London) Coronavirus - Practical guidance for businesses today In order to help support your business, both today and tomorrow, we continue to update our Coronavirus Practical Guidance hub with new materials. Our latest guidance includes: Business Interruption Loan Scheme on-demand webinar Charities guidance updates following...
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VAT reimbursement in Romania will be accelerated during this period. Companies having good tax payer behavior, claiming VAT recoverable not older than 12 months could receive VAT back from the state with subsequent tax audit. This new approach is brought into practice by the Emergency Ordinance 48/2020. This procedure will help cash-flow of...
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The latest BKR EMEA Tax Bulletin for April is now available in the Members Area HERE. This is a CORONAVIRUS Special Edition with updates from members in Italy, Austria, Spain, Kenya, France, UK &...
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Delphine Buisson, Secretary General of EURUS (Paris) and an accomplished leadership speaker in her own right has just released a leadership video on U-tube, looking at leadership in this current crisis. COVID 19 - Whate are we learning - #Leadership - The inner gaze - a unique experience that invites us to take a fresh look at the interiors of...
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Blick Rothenberg (London) continue to update their Coronavirus Practical Guidance hub with new materials to help support business, today. Latest articles include: ‘Corporate reporting and dividend policy implications’‘Financial scammers’‘How the Job Retention Scheme could impact your employees: three examples’‘Property industry...
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Faura-Casas Auditors Consultors (Barcelona) have put together a compilation of the main measures taken by the Spanish government to combat the effects of the health, economic and social crisis caused by COVID-19. More information is available on their website...
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Vienna member ARTUS have put together the CORONA plan for Austria as of the 2 April 2020 and its update from 6 April 2020. These take clients through the measures Austria have taken for the business community in Austria and are available, in English below. ARTUS' website HERE contains more information in...
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Latest COVID 19 updates available on BKR International's COVID 19 Updates and Resources Forum HERE
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Ronalds LLP (Nairobi) publish their Contingency Planning Advice for their Clients. 'From the turn of events, learning from the previous epidemics like Ebola and SARS, most of the governments and corporations were not prepared to face a disruption of such a scale.' CONTINGENCY PLANNING: THE ASSURANCE OF BUSINESS CONTINUITY.Lessons from the Corona...
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The Spanish Government has announced a new package to compliment those already approved to address the health crisis in the coronavirus crisis. AYCE LOBORYTAX summarize the measures for their clients. Read them, in Spanish,...
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Blick Rothenberg (London) has compiled eight practical tips for you to consider for your business in responding to the Coronavirus crisis. Whilst UK centric, it offers some really useful suggestions for all members and their clients. Top tips 1. Cash-flow is king 2. Keep on top of Government help 3. Payments to HMRC 4. Review all discretionary...
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Following the outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent declaration of the virus as a global pandemic by WHO, the world economy has been greatly affected and the Kenyan economy has not been exempted. The pandemic has had adverse effects on millions of Kenyans, which among other things includes loss of income, imminent job losses, indefinite closure...
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Blick Rothenberg (London) have updated their advice for businesses in this time of crisis. Members can sign up for their updates as well. Read it...
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Belfast member, Harbinson Mulholland have provide advice to their clients on Coronavirus Business support available to them in Northern Ireland. Details are HERE. They are constantly reviewing the support and guidance issued by the...
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Blick Rothenberg (London) have published some practical advice for businesses in this time of crisis. Whilst some points are UK centric a number are relevant to wherever our members are in the world. Read it...
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Recently BKR International published advice that members might find useful in running their businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. It is on the Members Forum, log in...
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Our new edition of Reflections magazine brings you the latest insights into a variety of tax developments and planning opportunities affecting US-connected individuals living in the UK. In this edition we focus on: • 2019/20 UK tax year end planning for individuals • No hiding from cryptocurrency taxation • Revocation or denial of a US...
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Due to the increasingly complicated situation regarding Coronavirus the EMEA Board have decided that the BKR EMEA Regional Meeting in Cape Town, 25-27 April 2020 will no longer go ahead. We are now looking at alternatives. At this stage, our preferred option being a postponement. We are currently in negotiation with the hotel to look at possible...
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Latest BKR EMEA E-Update for March is now available in the members area HERE Content includes: Developments in Milan, Italy - the Studio Associato Tributario e Societario Borioli Colombo & Partner is born Logista great for the 4IR. Logista great for the future The impact of Brexit on mobile employees News from ARGUS Eurofast - Athens office...
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Find the key announcements from the UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak's first Budget from UNW (Newcastle) HERE Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the Budget yesterday – and it had many firsts in it, even before he had said anything. It was his first Budget after only a few weeks in the role, the first Budget under Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and...
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‘The EMEA meeting in Cape Town is still scheduled to take place 25th to 27th April 2020. We are keeping the Coronavirus situation under regular review. The BKR EMEA Asia Pacific meeting in Taiwan has been postponed until July as a result of the virus. There is currently no indication that the EMEA regional meeting dates will be...
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Exponens (Paris) have just produced a new flyer explain how their International Department can assist other BKR International members and their clients who want to do business in...
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Along with London & Partners London member firm, Blick Rothenberg is passionate about helping international business succeed. James Dolan (Blick Rothenberg Partner and #BKREMEA Board member) contributed to their latest guide 'Setting up your business in London' which you can download HERE ...
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Logista: Great for the 4IR  Logista: Great for the Future  The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) brings with it many changes. Some industries, like the financial industry, can be completely renewed, and many careers we still know today will fall away as new opportunities are again created.  However, the management of Logista, a successful...
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At Boake Incorporated, its purpose is simple: maintain a high level of consistency and professional standards. Fifty years ago, Doug Boake started a small practice in the accounting and auditing field. Today, Boake Incorporated has three partners: Graeme Boake, Bruce Boake, and Donovan Fraser. The firm’s partners lead a remarkable team of 45...
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Employers need to consider a number of issues with regard to their mobile employees - whether UK individuals working in Europe or EU/EEA employees working in the UK. With Brexit (or at least the first stage) now a reality, and the interim period due to end on 31 December 2020, (and with the risks of a ‘hard Brexit’ appearing very real after...
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Since 2018, SFC Group has organized thematic events under the label "Café Compta." In collaboration with Fidance, SFC Group's department specializing in financial consulting and headed by Audrey Barros, two “Café Compta” events will take place revolving around the theme, "How to Present Your Balance Sheet to Your Banker?" on February 25 in...
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In his latest video HERE Blick Rothenberg’s Alex Altman explains what the #BREXIT transition phase means for UK and EU businesses. For more information about the UK’s exit from the EU and the consequences for businesses and individuals please Blick Rothenberg’s BREXIT hub - HUB. Alex is Head of Blick Rothenberg's German...
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In this webinar Julia Fawcett, BKR EMEA's marketing consultant, covered marketing strategy, what firms could be doing to increase content and how to make it relevant. She also looked at how to measure the success. The slides are available below and the recording will be published...
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The EMEA Board met in the Flynth offices in Amstelveen for their January Board meeting. This gave board members the chance to look at Flynth's new concept for office space that was covered in the September 2019 edition of the EMEA e-Update. They now have a flexible office concept and no employee (even professionals or directors) will have an "own"...
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Registration for the BKR EMEA 2020 Regional meeting Cape Town 25-27 April is now open. Please go to the events page HERE to...
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In the most recent edition of Blick Rothenberg’s Customs Digest, Heather Self sat down with Simon Sutcliffe and Philip Newbold FCMA, CGMA for a short podcast to examine how #Brexit will impact customs valuation and transfer pricing Read &...
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The SFC Group continues its development with the opening of three new offices: The office of Charnay-Lès-Mâcon in the Burgundy region, headed by Galhiane Simon, Partner; The office of Montpellier, in the South of France, headed by Matthias Balancourt, Chartered Accountant and Partner; and The office of Valence in the Rhône Valley, headed by...
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The trophy for Top Romanian Brand with Most Successful International Expansion in the Last 30 Years powered by Argus Audit, handed over by Mrs. Iulia Lascău, the Managing Partner of Argus Audit, was offered to Bitdefender, the Romania-owned global cybersecurity leader headquartered in Bucharest. The company was represented by Mihai Pașca, Global...
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Starting from 1st of February 2020, Romania will eliminate VAT Split. The Emergency Ordinance 78/2019 repeals the Government Ordinance 23/2017 stipulating VAT split system. This measure required customers to pay the VAT amount of vendor’s invoices into a special and restricted bank account. This procedure created a major administrative burden...
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From two different practices, always complementary to each other and with more than 30 years of history each, an integrated reality capable to provide services of excellence was born on January 1st, 2020. Under the single brand B&C, the Studio Associato Tributario e Societario Borioli Colombo & Partner formerly Borioli & Colombo...
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From two different practices, always complementary to each other and with more than 30 years of history each, an integrated reality able to provide services of excellence was created on January 1. Under the single brand, B&C, the Studio Associato Tributario e Societario Borioli Colombo & Partner, formerly Borioli & Colombo Associati,...
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Laura Lin from Johanson & Yau  Accountancy,  San Jose visited French member firm, Exponens (Paris) on 2nd December 2019. She is pictured on the Exponens terrace. David Dana, Jacqueline Wolfovski, Laura Lin, Gregory Rey...
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The BKR EMEA Region Future Leaders program met again in the Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Eleven alumni and nineteen new Future Leaders met on the 25th and 26th November 2019. The alumni program was run by Dr Pieter Jansen, from Netherland member firm Flynth and Gronigen University, with input on leadership from Delphine Buisson, EURUS,...
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The 2019 BKR EMEA Tax meeting starts with 30 delegates from around the regions attending. Topics include the ECJ cases on beneficial ownership, with holding tax, inbound investment and mandatory disclosure rules as well as country roundups from...
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ADDENS, a specialized department of SFC Group, was created in order to answer the growing needs of companies that must continually face new obligations and adapt their organization to continue their development. ADDENS puts its experts at the service of the organization, and the legal and financial compliance of companies. Its objectives: to...
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On Thursday, November 7, 2019, Eurofast celebrated its 40 year anniversary at the Latsia Municipality Theatre in Nicosia, Cyprus, in a wonderful event enjoyed by more than 300 guests. Breath-taking Argentinian Tango Group “Tango Legends,” brought to  Cyprus by Eurofast specifically for the event, stole the show among a series of excellent...
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Several members of the Harbinson Mulholland team braved the elements and took to the skies recently with a skydive to raise funds for local charity Action Mental Health. Partner Angela Craigan sits on the board of the charity and has been very active in fundraising for them over the years.  This time, she managed to persuade five others to join...
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The latest BKR EMEA Tax Bulletin for October is now available in the Members Area HERE  (it is recommended you sign into the Members Area first).  Articles include: - The Netherlands – transfer pricing obligations under BEPS and DAC6 reporting - Tax incentives in Georgia for international IT and maritime companies - An overview of the 2021...
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Iulia Lascau Argus Romania has shared an interesting article on the Global Economic Outlook - Living with a COVID 19 Hum. Read it in the members area HERE (It is recommended you sign into the members area before you click the...
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Bob Rothenberg, our former Senior Partner, has decided to retire from the practice on 31 October this year. Bob has been working with us as a Consultant on a reduced basis but would now like to step down to make more time to follow his other interests and with his family. Bob joined Blick Rothenberg on 1 February 1977, having qualified with...
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IŞIK Yeminli Mali Müşavirlik ve Bağımsız Denetim A.Ş. have just produced  - Doing Business in Turkey This publication is written to provide foreign companies and executives a quick overview of the business environment, forms of business entities, taxation, and audit and accounting practices in Turkey.It sets down a broad summary of the...
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A summary of the main features announced in the Irish Government Budget 2021 is available from Ormsby & Rhodes HERE. A truly historic Budget involving Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party is marked by huge spending increases. A record Budget of €17.75 billion has been announced with nearly half of all spending going on Covid-19...
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Eurofast's Greek office have produced two articles promoting: a. Greece's Non-Dom regime attracting pensioners from all over the world HERE. b. Investments into Greece's holiday homes HERE. Contact details are in the...
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Eurofast recently appointed two new members to the Board of Directors. Antonis Gavrielides is the Director of Eurofast Greece. Mr. Gavrielides has a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Cyprus and has been part of Eurofast for the last 11 years. Irena Damianou is the Chief Marketing Officer in charge of all corporate...
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Logista (Pretoria) have published their latest newsletter. See it here.
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Ronalds LLP Restructures

August 11, 2020

Ronalds LLP has restructured its leadership in order to access the wider African region. Find out more in the press release...
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Eurofast has been recognised as one of the 100 companies to watch out for in 2020 in Exeleon Magazine. The idea the magazine had was to highlight a large group of companies that have been making a mark in their respective industries through their effective services and solutions. Well done Eurofast. Read the magazine...
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