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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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Eversheds scores Glisten as client over Hammonds

Eversheds has picked up niche food company Glisten as a client after pitching against national rival Hammond Suddards Edge.The firm is advising on Glisten’s float on AIM next month for an expected value of £13m-£14m.The float will raise capital for the company’s acquisition of the Glisten Company, a speciality maker of edible decorations, chocolate and […]

CC and Deloittes run up £2m on ITV Digital

Creditors’ meeting scheduled for 13 June; Hobson Audley drafted in for employees Clifford Chance and client Deloitte & Touche have billed ITV Digital just under £2m between them for handling its administration.Their fees to date cover seven weeks work, from 27 March when the administration order was made to 15 May. The Football League, which […]

Lawrence Graham wins Andersen Legal lawyer

Lawrence Graham has hired Lance Feaver from Andersen Legal. Feaver has joined the company and commercial department as a partner. He had been an equity partner at Andersen since 1996, where his practice focused on UK and European inward investment projects.

AAR lures Deacons ex-snr partner

Slaughter and May’s Australian best friend Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) has poached former Deacons Australia senior partner Andrew Martin Martin will join AAR to head up the firm’s new consultancy arm, Allens Business Solutions.Martin worked at Deacons for 20 years with a break as an investment banker at Rothschild and in the New South Wales […]

Olswang hires Holman Fenwick partner

Olswang has taken on Holman Fenwick & Willan partner Steven Baker. He will join the commercial litigation team as a partner. Baker specialises in contentious technology work. This hire is the latest development in the technology, media and telecoms firm’s expansion phase. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews.

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