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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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Stand up, you lawyers who would rather be brickies – we know you’re out there All those all-nighters for a mere mid-market partner’s pay no doubt lead to one thought for some lawyers: I’d rather be an accountant. But research suggests that just as many overworked associates are wondering what would have happened if they […]

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Daily deals website LivingSocial is growing fast, and choosing the right team of lawyers to help it develop is a vital part of legal chief Rob Miller’s job “I’ve always worked for companies that have disrupted their industries,” mulls LivingSocial international legal head Rob Miller. “Skype in communications, eBay in retail, LivingSocial in local e-commerce. […]

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Kobre & Kim launches BVI base to service Asia clients

US litigation firm Kobre & Kim is launching an office in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) in response to increasing work in the jurisdiction from Asian clients. The office will be spearheaded by Kobre & Kim London partners James Corbett QC and Tim Prudhoe. The duo are both English barristers who are also qualified in […]

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