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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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Invasion of the market-snatchers

It finally looks like A&O will be taking up residence in the Spitalfields Market development thanks to its assurances of community integration. But as Jon Robins reports, opponents of the law firm’s move believe the promises are worse than empty – they’re meaningless At a lively meeting of the Tower Hamlets Planning Committee last month, […]

Squire Sanders knocks at Watson Farley's door

Firms resume talks as Squire Sanders’ French merger ’95 per cent complete’ Squire Sanders & Demp-sey has reopened negotiations with former UK merger beau Watson Farley & Williams and is about to agree a tie-up with Paris technology firm Kahn & Associés. Squire Sanders and Watson Farley have returned to the table for a second […]

A&O aids Schroder on German debt framework

Allen & Overy (A&O) has advised Schroder Salomon Smith Barney and West LB on the development of a E10bn (£6.3bn) framework debt issuance programme for Germany’s biggest state The system, which was first used by Saxony-Anhalt and Hesse earlier this year to cut costs and allow more flexible issuance, has now been adopted by North […]

New managing partner for Jones Day

Litigator Stephen Brogan picked for top job The Washington head of Jones Day has been chosen as successor to managing partner Patrick McCartan. Stephen Brogan takes on the top job after almost 25 years with the firm. He also served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the United States from 1981 to 1983. At Jones […]

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