We produce "global" written guides, video guides and books about subjects that are relevant in more than one country.

We also produce hundreds of guides about living, working and doing business in specific countries.

“Global” Legal, Tax & Other Guides

General information on international topics

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World Climate Guide

This guide is about the world's climate and how it can impact upon your plans. Frankly, it will tell you ...
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Glossary of Legal Terms

Common legal terms and their meanings: Abstract (Of Title) A summary of the public records relating to the title to ...
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The World’s Economies

This short guide looks at the relevance of the global economy to people living, working or doing business in a ...
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Global Crime, Justice & Corruption

Of the great many factors you need to take into account when moving to another country, crime and justice are ...
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Global Healthcare

This guide deals with the thorny and very topical question of global healthcare for expats. Whether you are retiring to ...
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Human Development: the Development of Nations

Human development, as set out by the United Nations, comprises three core areas: leading a long and healthy life, receiving ...
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International Banks & Banking: the Basics

The concept of international banking gives rise to a lot of confusion. As is so often the case when you ...
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Foreign Exchange (Forex or FX)

This guide deals with moving money from one country to another. To help you understand the opportunities, it also gives ...
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Global lists – Statistics

Global books & media

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Global legal issues

Powers of Attorney - a Global Guide

Powers of Attorney – a Global Guide

Powers of Attorney are much used in international transactions where somebody who would normally have to attend to sign a ...
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International Wills

International Wills

This guide deals with international Wills - Wills specifically written to be valid in multiple countries around the world. How ...
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Choosing a Lawyer for International Work

If you need to see a lawyer, you need to see a good lawyer: not just someone who's going through ...
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A General Guide to Foreign Wills

Do you have assets in another country? If so, do you have a Will for that country? If not, it's ...
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A General Guide to Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”)

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution? Is it right for your problem? What types of ADR exist? How are they used? ...
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Global immigration & visas

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Moving Money Abroad

Should you take your money with you when you go abroad long-term? If so, how should you do it? What ...
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Immigration Around the World

Immigration, and its sister emigration, have never been of greater interest. As I write this guide (July 2018) we remain ...
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Preparing to Work in a Foreign Country

This guide is about the steps you need to take when preparing to work in a foreign country. It covers ...
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Preparing to Retire to a Foreign Country

Retiring to a foreign country is a dream for many people around the world. If you are going to live ...
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Relocation to another country

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Living globally

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Insurance abroad

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Insurance for People Travelling Abroad

Travel insurance is very important. It is human nature to think that everything will be fine, as it has been ...
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Health Insurance for People Moving Abroad

Health insurance is vital if you are moving to a country with a private healthcare system - and often even ...
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Life Insurance for People Moving Abroad

Life insurance will probably not be at the top of your list of things you must do if you're relocating ...
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Property (Real Estate) Insurance in a Foreign Country

Property (home) insurance is what protects you when things go wrong. Flooding, theft, your building inexplicably sinking three feet into ...
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Insuring a Holiday Home in a Foreign Country

Holiday home insurance may not be mandatory in many countries, but it is extremely important that you buy it. If ...
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Insuring Investment Property in a Foreign Country

If you have bought a property that is purely for investment, you should be aware that it comes with its ...
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Insuring a Car in a Foreign Country

Insuring your car is completely necessary. Not only is it illegal not to have car insurance in almost every country, ...
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Working abroad

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Preparing to Work in a Foreign Country

This guide is about the steps you need to take when preparing to work in a foreign country. It covers ...
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Business globally

Ease of Doing Business - Global List

Ease of Doing Business – Global List

The World bank has been monitoring how easy it is to do business in countries around the world since 2001 ...
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Doing Business Around the World

It is not long ago that most business operated locally or nationally. What they made - or their services - ...
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Starting a Business in a Foreign Country

This guide is intended for the person who wants to start up a business based in a foreign country. This ...
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Funding Your International Business

Funding international businesses - especially small international businesses - can be tricky. Some would say nearly impossible. Funding them without ...
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Starting a Company in in a Foreign Country

More and more people are doing business internationally - either operating solely within their home country or with additional premises ...
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Buying an Existing Business in Another Country

Many people consider taking over an existing business rather than starting their own, brand new one. There are several advantages ...
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Opening a Bar in Another Country

The reality often turns out very differently. Hard work. Crippling losses. No spare time. Descent into alcoholism. Sorry to sound ...
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Powers of Attorney - a Global Guide

Powers of Attorney – a Global Guide

Powers of Attorney are much used in international transactions where somebody who would normally have to attend to sign a ...
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Choosing Commercial Property

Choosing Commercial Property

This guide covers... This guide deals with the special things that you will need to take into account when choosing ...
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Retiring abroad

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Preparing to Retire to a Foreign Country

Retiring to a foreign country is a dream for many people around the world. If you are going to live ...
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Worldwide Retirement Guide – Top Places to Retire

Retiring to a foreign country is a dream for many people around the world. Is it for you? ...
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International property (real estate)

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Who Should Own Your House?

The issue of who should be the legal owner of any property you buy may not be an obvious one ...
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Investing in International Property

Real estate has long been a popular option for those wishing to invest their money. It is tangible, you can ...
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Due Diligence for Foreign Property Buyers

I have a lot of experience with due diligence, having worked in international real estate law for well over 30 ...
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International Property Development – the Worldwide Guide

This guide is an overview of the worldwide possibilities available to small and first-time property developers. It looks at the ...
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Rescuing Failed Property Developments Abroad

This guide is about what happens when a property development goes wrong: when it fails before the homes are delivered ...
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Insuring a Holiday Home in a Foreign Country

Holiday home insurance may not be mandatory in many countries, but it is extremely important that you buy it. If ...
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Insuring Investment Property in a Foreign Country

If you have bought a property that is purely for investment, you should be aware that it comes with its ...
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Property and Rental Management for International Real Estate

You've decided to invest in international property - or perhaps you've already bought it. Sensibly (at least in my view) ...
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Choosing Commercial Property

Choosing Commercial Property

This guide covers... This guide deals with the special things that you will need to take into account when choosing ...
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Global investment

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Who Should Own Your House?

The issue of who should be the legal owner of any property you buy may not be an obvious one ...
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Investments for the International Person

When you live and work in only one country and just go abroad for the odd short vacation, deciding on ...
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Investing in International Property

Real estate has long been a popular option for those wishing to invest their money. It is tangible, you can ...
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Insuring Investment Property in a Foreign Country

If you have bought a property that is purely for investment, you should be aware that it comes with its ...
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Taxation around the world

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Taxes Around the World

Tax is a subject that seems to be of endless fascination to those people who live, work or do business ...
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Who Should Own Your House?

The issue of who should be the legal owner of any property you buy may not be an obvious one ...
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International money issues

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Moving Money Abroad

Should you take your money with you when you go abroad long-term? If so, how should you do it? What ...
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Major Currencies – the Euro

The euro is a relative newcomer to the world stage, having been introduced in 1999. It was rapidly taken up ...
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The World’s Economies

This short guide looks at the relevance of the global economy to people living, working or doing business in a ...
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International Banks & Banking: the Basics

The concept of international banking gives rise to a lot of confusion. As is so often the case when you ...
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Foreign Exchange (Forex or FX)

This guide deals with moving money from one country to another. To help you understand the opportunities, it also gives ...
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The use of Trusts around the world

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Trusts for the International Person

For nearly 1,000 years Trusts have offered a useful tool to people who operate internationally. They address some very practical ...
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