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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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Orrick chief Ralph Baxter has never made a secret of his desire to grow the firm globally. Such is his eye for a merger opportunity that even the current market turmoil hasn’t dampened his plans Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe: Ralph and ready” /> It’s 9.35am in Manhattan and I’m doodling on a pad at the […]

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Cohen milstein mulls equitable life action

Class action firm Cohen ­Milstein Hausfeld & Toll is considering launching legal ­proceedings on behalf of a ­million Equitable Life policyholders after the parliamentary ombudsman Ann Abraham urged the Government to ­compensate them for losses incurred after Equitable almost collapsed eight years ago. Cohen Milstein’s decision to pursue the case comes after the Treasury launched […]

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Daniel Winterfeldt: Simmons & Simmons

If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you have been?A psychiatrist (insert joke here). What was your first-ever job?Working in a Jewish deli in Cincinnati called Izzy’s as a busboy and waiter. What was your worst experience as a trainee?Working two all-nighters in a row and being told by a partner who finally let us […]

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The Royal Court of Jersey’s ruling concerning BetOnSport.com founder Gary Kaplan’s actions has shed light on the status of protector powers. The Royal Court of Jersey has provided useful clarification on the status of protector ­powers and the doctrine of fraud on a power in its judgment in the matter of the Bird Charitable Trust […]

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