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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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Olympic Airlines — government exploring PPF amendments

Steve Webb has confirmed that the government is ‘actively exploring’ if it can amend the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) legislation in regard to employer insolvency, in order to allow members of the Olympic Airlines pension scheme to qualify for PPF compensation. Webb’s House of Commons written answer follows a Court of Appeal decision in June […]

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BLP finance: Is Dann the man to heal the exit wounds?

How do you solve a problem like the Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) finance team? That is the question facing new finance head Adam Dann. The former projects and infrastructure partner has just been handed finance chief Matthew Kellett’s crown and with it the job of straightening out the troubled team. But does Dann have the […]

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Julian Long to replace Mark Rawlinson as Freshfields’ London MP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has elected London corporate head Julian Long as its new City managing partner, succeeding Mark Rawlinson. Rawlinson took on the role three years ago, also stepping up from the London corporate head position (27 June 2011). Long will also serve a three-year term, and will step down as City corporate chief.  The […]

Ogier BVI advises Peak-led private investor group on acquisition of Aman Resorts

Ogier BVI has acted with Bryan Cave’s London office to advise a private investor group led by Peak Hotels & Resorts Group on the acquisition of international luxury hotel group Aman Resorts from DLF Global Hospitality, a subsidiary of listed Indian property developer DLF. The transaction attached an enterprise value of approximately $360m (£215m) to […]

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​Debevoise PEP at $2.3m as bottom line boosted by cost cutting

Debevoise & Plimpton has posted a 2 per cent rise in total revenue for the 2013 financial year, with turnover growing from $675.43m to $688.2m. Average profit per equity partner (PEP) stood at $2.31m last year, an 11 per cent rise on the previous year’s $2.075m while net profit was $318.78m, up more than 7 […]

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