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I am very sorry for your waiting period. I was away during this time.
I would gladly answer your questions, but given their very high complexity (involving UK and Portuguese law and specific issues within those systems), the question is way under priced. If you are still interested in an answer, please accept the Offer of Additional Service (by clicking in the message you will receive) and then I will act as soon as possible with the answers.
Dr I L Vlad
I am sorry for the delay. The summary question you have asked is essentially the crux of the matter.
I cannot give a straight, short answer to it, as the interplay between the UK and Portuguese / EU law needs to be studied carefully, when such gifts are involved.
Please understand my position and the fact that I do not wish to send you away with a short answer which might not be valid or informative.