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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Expensive Addleshaws loses NWDA panel place

The North West Development Agency (NWDA) has dumped Addleshaw Goddard from its panel because the firm was too expensive. Beachcroft Wansbroughs, Warrington firm Forshaws and Hammonds are all celebrating new appointments to the panel, which has expanded from four firms to six following an exhaustive review. NWDA head of legal services Steven Zdolyny said he was looking primarily […]

Eversheds and Sonnenschein come together for Beatles’ battle with EMI

Eversheds and Sonnenschein come together for Beatles’ battle with EMI” />Eversheds and US firm Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal have launched a two-pronged attack on record giant EMI on behalf of The Beatles. Nick Valner, commercial litigation head at Eversheds, launched the claim in the High Court on 15 December 2005. Sonnenschein partner Paul LiCalsi followed […]

Freshfields fights Clifford Chance for Galileo brief

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Clifford Chance have gone head-to-head in a beauty parade for the lucrative role advising the private sector operators of the €3.3bn (£2.27bn) Galileo satellite navigation system. Freshfields and Clifford Chance had been advisers to two separate consortia that merged to form the Galileo Operating Company (GOC). The GOC includes two companies […]

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