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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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Ince & Co hires DLA Asia projects head

Ince & Co has hired former DLA Piper managing partner and Asia projects head Martin David to lead its Asia energy practice. David joins Ince in Singapore after five years with DLA, which he joined from Linklaters in 2008 (3 November 2008). He spent a decade at the magic circle firm. Ince said he would […]

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Partner promotions drop

Partner promotions in the UK drop in top 20 firms to levels lower than 2009 UK partner promotions among the top 20 firms have dropped to 2009 levels in what could be a sign that 2012/13 financial results will be flat at best. The top 20 firms collectively made up 111 partners in the UK […]

TUPE: duty to inform and consult does not apply if transfer never takes place

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has handed down a helpful decision on identifying the affected employees with whom information and consultation must take place on a TUPE transfer. Under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) employers have a duty to inform and consult with the appropriate representatives of any “affected employees”. Affected […]

Conyers Dill & Pearman advises banks and lenders on senior-secured credit facility

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised ING Bank, and other banks and lenders, in relation to the establishment of a senior-secured $1.45bn (£934m) credit facility. The credit facility involves, among others, Seadrill Tellus, Seadrill Auriga and Seadrill Vela as joint and several borrowers; Seadrill as parent and guarantor; and certain banks and financial institutions as […]

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