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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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Linklaters’ senior partner-elect Robert Elliott has hinted that the firm’s lockstep system could be open to change following an election in which the issue was raised repeatedly. Elliott was confirmed as the magic circle firm’s senior partner following a contest during which the structure of the partnership and the remuneration system were key points of […]

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Dickie Dees welcomes two to partnership in promos round

Dickinson Dees has promoted two lawyers to partner and eight to director in its annual round of promotions. The promotions come as part of the firm’s new growth strategy, which was announced to the business following consultation with partners (28 March 2011). Claire Brook and Ben Butler have both been promoted to partner. Brook joined […]

Kirkland helps Teva win bid battle for Cephalon

US firms Kirkland & Ellis and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom snared the prize mandates on the $6.8bn (£4.12bn) sale of biopharmaceutical ­company Cephalon to rival drugs giant Teva. Kirkland acted for longstanding client Teva on the deal. The Israeli company saw off a hostile approach for Cephalon from Canadian rival Valeant before agreeing to […]

Andrew Masraf: Pinsent Masons

What was your first-ever job? Being a white van man during university ­vacations. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Early in my media seat, trying desperately to avoid giving legal advice to a TV journalist minutes before a live broadcast. I never did get my head around libel. Where’s the best place to […]

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