Tax & Legal Aspects of Buying a Pied à Terre in France

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Buying real estate in France might sound really tempting, but buyers should be aware of the tax and legal consequences before taking the plunge. This article will follow the journey of a non-resident acquiring French real estate as a second home (“Pied à terre”), and will detail some of the estate planning tools available.

Successions Internationales: Combien ? Quand ? à Qui ?

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Une succession est dite "internationale" dès lors que l’un de ses éléments constitutifs est étranger : si le défunt détenait au moins un bien légué dans un pays autre que celui de sa nationalité ou de sa résidence, s’il décède dans un pays étranger, ou encore si l’un des héritiers est de nationalité étrangère.

Philippe Lette appointed to Order of Canada

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On December 29, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, appointed Mr. Philippe Lette as a member of the Order of Canada for the excellence of his career in commercial and business law and his contribution to Canada and Canadians.