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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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Dundas & Wilson concludes redundancy talks with up to 30 jobs axed

Almost 30 jobs are being cut at Scotland-headquartered firm Dundas & Wilson following a consultation process. In February the firm confirmed that due to the “nature and level of demand for its services” it would be considering redundancies (24 February 2012). While the firms mooted cutting staff and partner positions, chairman David Hardie confirmed the […]

Swiss roles

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal union gives firm a presence in Zürich and Geneva Back in 2010 the talk of the Swiss legal market was the high-profile split between the Geneva and Zürich offices of local firm Pestalozzi. Pestalozzi was formed through a merger in 2001, but never fully integrated financially, and the Geneva partners wanted to focus […]

Eversheds holds promotions steady with 22 made up, half in UK

Eversheds has made up 22 lawyers to its partnership, the same number as made the grade last year. Half this year’s batch are based in the UK, continuing the pattern from last year when 12 of the new partners were UK based (12 April 2011). In 2010 the firm made up 19 new partners, eight […]

Weerasinghing anymore?

What do you do when your global chief decides to join one of your biggest clients? Wail? Rejoice? Make a cup of coffee? That’s the situation US giant Shearman & Sterling finds itself in this morning after senior partner Rohan Weerasinghe quit yesterday to join one of its biggest clients, Citigroup, as general counsel, as […]

Dennison Greer chief should be struck off for role in TAG scandal, CoA rules

Solicitor Anthony Dennison should be struck off for his part in The Accident Group (TAG) scandal, the Court of Appeal (CoA) has ruled. In a keenly awaited judgment, the CoA endorsed the powers of the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) but said the SDT was wrong not to have struck off the solicitor after he was […]

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