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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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Ryanair ordered to reduce stake in Aer Lingus

Ryanair has been told to reduce its 29.8 per cent stake in Aer Lingus to just five per cent and has also been restricted from seeking or accepting board representation in the Irish national flag carrier after a ruling from the UK Competition Commission. The aim of the ruling is to protect competition on UK-Ireland […]

Ted Burke’s excellent adventure

But there is neither a cowardly lion nor a rusty tin man in this story. When US-born Burke steps down from his role early next year, the yellow brick road will take him to Boston private equity firm Arclight Capital Partners where he will be general counsel and COO. As the longest-serving managing partner Freshfields […]

Berg and Shaping Cloud launch ‘Clegal’ partnership

A Manchester based law firm, and software development company, have joined forces to help educational institutions tackle the technical and legal implications of implementing new technology. Berg, and Shaping Cloud, both education specialist, will also be hosting a series of law and cloud related seminars later this year, and will offer detailed workshops early in […]

Manchester

Express Solicitors turnover rockets by 35 per cent

Manchester firm Express Solicitors has increased its turnover from £5.3m in 2011/12 to £7.2m in 2012/13. A key part of Express Solicitor’s success has been an increased emphasis on pay-per-click (PPC) advertising and search engine optimisation (SEO) over the past year. The firm’s original budget for PPC and SEO marketing was £5,000 per month, but […]

Sydney

Merged Ashurst to adopt UK’s managed lockstep system

Ashurst and Ashurst Australia have been given the green light on the full financial integration, which will see the Australian partners migrating to Ashurst UK’s managed lockstep. Ashurst partners from both firms have voted in favour of the full merger, which will take effect on 1 November 2013. The 1,800-lawyer firm, with a combined revenue […]

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