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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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All firms great and small remain wise and wonderful despite recession woes

The Lawyer Awards Corporate Team of the Year shortlist was again inundated with worthy winners, says Catrin Griffiths Malcolm Lombers Over the years the shortlist for the corporate team of the year in The Lawyer Awards has closely reflected the trends in the deals market. This year is no different. Inevitably, there is a strong […]

The Transatlantic Elite 2009: Trouble at the top

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Kent council sets up practice in Brussels

Kent County Council (KCC) is set to take the unusual step of launching a legal practice in Brussels. Head of legal Geoff Wild, who pioneered the model of selling local government legal services to external clients, is planning to relocate one of his team to Brussels within a year. The practice will target countries entering […]

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Attorney General sets up ‘Youth Network’

The Attorney General’s office is launching a ‘Youth Network’ to increase access to the legal profession and encourage young people to respect the law. Baroness Scotland High-profile lawyers, including Simmons & ­Simmons senior partner David Dickinson, JPMorgan managing director and associate general counsel Timothy Hailes, JPMorgan Europe, Middle East and Africa general counsel Karen Linney, […]

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