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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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Barclays deputy GC leads the race in scramble to replace Harding

Barclays deputy general counsel Michael Shaw is understood to be leading the race to replace Mark Harding as the bank’s legal chief. Shaw is being considered for the group general counsel role, as is Judith Shepherd, global general counsel for corporate and investment banking. Neither are thought to have formally applied, but the duo are […]

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Avoid DPAs American-style

Before DPAs become law, we should scope out the pitfalls in the US system and learn from them quickly Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) will now be part of the law of England and Wales, so we must pay attention to the American experience and heed the warning signs. DPAs should be used as a complementary […]

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Peverel Group names new head of legal

Property management company, Peverel Group, has appointed Nigel Hirst as head of legal and company secretary. Hirst joins Peverel from mobile payments company, Luup, where he was chief legal officer and responsible for corporate governance, legal, compliance and risk management. He succeeds David Edwards who has left to join non profit housing group, the Anchor […]

Corporate governance: trade union voting and engagement guidelines

The TUC, Unison and UNITE recently announced they had formed the Trade Union Share Owners group and published the Trade Union Voting and Engagement Guidelines. The three organisations have pension funds in aggregate representing more than £1 billion of assets, and delegate decisions on voting and shareholder engagement to their fund managers. Concerned that pension […]

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