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Polish law considerations: advance amount versus earnest money

This article is to discuss legal issues that may arise under Polish civil law in connection with the conclusion of a preliminary sale agreement and payment by the purchaser prior to execution of the final sale agreement of the amount which may be classified, depending on the parties’ decision, either as an earnest money (in […]

Poland reforms law to facilitate business activity

As of 30 April 2018, a package of five legal acts adopted on 6 March 2018 aimed at facilitating business activity entered into force in Poland. The legal acts are: Entrepreneurs Law Act;  Act on Ombudsman for Small and Medium-sized Entrepreneurs; Act on the rules for participation of foreign entrepreneurs and other foreign persons in […]

HMRC loses in specie contribution claim before the FTT

By Patrick Shee Self-Invested Personal Pensions, or SIPPs, have been under HMRC’s microscope for a number of years, but in a recent decision the First Tier Tax Tribunal (FTT) ruled against HMRC, finding that Relief at Source (RAS) for non-cash or in-specie contributions should be given to individuals. In Sippchoice Limited v HMRC [2018] UKFTT 12 the […]

The Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines and their effect on business

By Adrian Mansbridge New Definitive Sentencing Guidelines for health and safety offences came into force on 1 February 2016; since then, there has been a significant increase in fines. What is clear from our analysis is that efforts by government to deregulate and reduce the burden of health and safety compliance have, from a financial […]

Mozambique: New regulations on compulsory social security

By Sonia Reis and Neylla Gulamhussen Decree no. 51/2017 of 9 October was approved as a result of the new challenges of Compulsory Social Security and seeks to adapt it to the current social situation. To achieve this, the Decree approves the Compulsory Social Security Regulations and came into force on 8 January 2018. The new […]

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Projects/PFI Team of the Year

Norton Rose 2nd place: White & Case3rd place: Trowers & HamlinsShortlisted: Allen & Overy, Baker & McKenzie, Clifford ChanceThe winner of the Projects/PFI Team of the Year Award, sponsored by Taylor Root, is Norton Rose. The firm’s involvement, led in both instances by partner Jeff Barratt, in the massive Taweelah A1 power project and the […]

Partner of the Year

Peter Charlton, Clifford Chance 2nd place: Vanni Treves, Macfarlanes3rd place: John Young, LovellsShortlisted: Andrew Harrison, Wragge & Co; Jacky Kelly, Weil Gotshal & Manges; Charles Wood, Denton Wilde SapteThe winner of the Partner of the Year Award, sponsored by Hughes-Castell, goes to Clifford Chance London managing partner Peter Charlton. Despite being rebuffed for the second […]

4 Field Court loses five to 4 Essex Court

Highly-rated shipping silk Lionel Persey QC has left commercial set 4 Field Court with four other members to join 4 Essex Court 4 Essex Court has a mid-sized commercial, shipping and European law practice and is recruiting after its acquisition of a new building at 7-15 Fleet Street, due to open next year.Other members joining […]

B&M consolidates EIM relationship

Baker & McKenzie has advised the European Investment Bank (EIB) on leasing company Locat’s euro400m (£243.2m) securitisation to fund leasing projects for small and medium-sized enterprises This is the first securitisation that the EIB has done in Italy since the new securitisation law came into effect in 1999. Baker & McKenzie won the work in […]

Ashursts establishes one-stop funds group

Ashurst Morris Crisp is setting up a financial institutions group which will bring funds and financial products expertise under one roof The group will include expertise in private investment funds, retail funds, financial products, insurance companies and financial institutions.Comprising partners Jeremy Hill, Jeremy Sheldon, Roger Walsom, Ian Webb, James Perry and Ian Mason, it will […]

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