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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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Allen & Overy posts revenue boost in first half

Allen & Overy (A&O) has announced a 7.5 per cent increase in revenue for the first half of the 2013/14 financial year, turning over £608m in the six months from 1 May. The magic circle firm’s income figure compares with £566m for the same period in 2012/13 (20 November 2013), a 3 per cent drop […]

The Pensions Regulator’s Code of Practice on defined-contribution pensions schemes

By Suzanne Burrell The Pensions Regulator’s Code of Practice: Governance and Administration of Occupational Defined Contribution (DC) trust-based pension schemes was laid before Parliament in July 2013. It is due to come into effect on 21 November 2013. Following the Pensions Regulator’s consultation on DC provision, the Pensions Regulator had identified gaps in the existing […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright cuts 30 roles in Australia

Norton Rose Fulbright has axed 30 jobs across its Australian offices, in a move that took effect earlier this month (14 November). A total of 12 fee earners and 18 support staff were affected, but the firm is yet to disclose which offices and practice areas are involved. The firm said the raft of redundancies […]

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