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Mozambique: Government go-ahead for spectrum auction

The Mozambique Government has recently published in the Official Gazette Resolution no. 12/2018, of April 25, determining the authorisation for the launch of an auction procedure for the grant of rights of use of radio frequencies in the 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands. The base bidding prices shall be set by a Joint Order to […]

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 […]

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Most users of social networking websites such as Facebook have no idea how their personal data can be used. It’s time to educate them on the risks, says Kevin Calder It is a good time to be writing about data protection and privacy. Generally, no one gets excited if you say you are a lawyer […]

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Magic circle rivals Clifford Chance and Linklaters dominated the latest acquisition by US private equity powerhouse Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR). Clifford Chance client KKR defied the recent credit crisis by paying £593m for Northgate Information Solutions (NIS). The FTSE250 IT group is a regular Linklaters client that runs the payroll systems for household names such […]

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