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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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Eversheds‘ Singapore best friend Khattar Wong & Partners (KWP) has this week lost a partner and an associate, the latest in a string of defections over the past few months. Coudert Brothers has taken on shipping litigation partner Sin Lye Kuen to bolster the arbitration and litigation department. Also defecting to Couderts is fellow litigator […]

TAG founder slams PWC over text message redundancies

PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) partners Michael Horrocks and Craig Livsey shocked commentators last Friday when they used text messages to fire employees of defunct no win no fee personal injury claims business The Accident Group (TAG). TAG’s administrator PwC, which is advised by DLA Manchester partner Peter Somekh, sent further messages informing employees that they would not […]

Wacks Caller

Wacks Caller is is secretive about its figures, but claims turnover is up The partnership of Manchester-based Wacks Caller has had a turbulent year, but the end result, according to senior and managing partner Martin Caller, is a record year. The firm was established in 1986 by Caller and Arran Wacks. Caller is an ex-partner […]

Pillsbury hires Wilson Sonsini’s New York co-founder for East Coast push

Pillsbury Winthrop has widened its recruitment drive to the US East Coast after taking on the co-founding partner of West Coast rival Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s New York office. Babak ‘Bo’ Yaghmaie is joining the firm’s corporate and securities group where he will specialise in high-tech, life science, investment bank and venture capital clients. […]

Penningtons property department drives profits hike

Penningtons has seen a continued increase in turnover and net profits this year, with fee income hitting £21.2 million and net profits rising to £4.4 million.Fee income was up a total of 14.6 per cent, with net profits rising 11 per cent. However, profits per equity partner fell from £140,000 to £120,000 after the firm […]

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