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New compulsory Bermuda bye-law filing requirements

The Companies Amendment Act, 2018, which is deemed to have come into operation on 21 March 2018, amends the Companies Act, 1981 as regards the filing of information contained in bye-laws and applies to all Bermuda companies having a share capital. Under transitional provisions, all such companies will have a period of six months from […]

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 […]

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LeBoeuf wins Lovells' Beijing office head

LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae has hired Lovells’ Beijing managing attorney to head its office in the city. Associate Ingrid Zhu-Clark headed the Lovells’ office in Beijing for three years and has substantial expertise in insurance and energy work. She joins LeBoeuf as a partner.Zhu-Clark’s expertise has included working on the first foreign purchase of […]

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Did the High Court’s decision in the Interbrew case undermine the credibility of the Competition Commission? Jon Robins reports On the mysteries of the UK’s merger review process, one competition lawyer complains: “I don’t understand why it should be an exercise in tea leaf reading.” When the Government forced the Belgian brewer Interbrew to divest […]

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In response to your recent article ‘Law Society rent forces Euro group into debt’ (The Lawyer, 18 June) Europe features highly in the work of the Law Society, both in lobbying on EU legislation and in improving the practice rights of solicitors and their firms in other countries. The Law Society set up an office […]

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