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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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Khaitan advises Cigital on acquisition of share capital of iViZ Techno Solutions

Khaitan & Co has advised Cigital in relation to (a) the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of iViZ Techno Solutions from its promoters, IDG Ventures India I and other financial investors; (b) the retention of promoters as senior managerial personnel based on an earn-out linked compensation mechanism; and (c) the post-acquisition funding of […]

Khaitan & Co advises Inmage Systems on acquisition by Microsoft

Khaitan & Co has advised Inmage Systems Inc and Inmage Systems Ltd in relation to their acquisition by Microsoft Corporation. Inmage Systems Inc, the parent entity of Inmage Systems Ltd, is a provider of disaster recovery systems and solutions. Partner Rajiv Khaitan led the transaction and advised on the corporate aspects with assistance from executive […]

DLA Piper launches interactive report on Australian infrastructure challenges

DLA Piper has launched an interactive report ’Build or be Dammed: Meeting Australia’s Infrastructure Challenges’ The report features insights from public and private sector industry leaders. They comment on the increasing vocalisation among Australian communities demanding action on major infrastructure works, the hurdles and potential sources of infrastructure funding as well as the importance of […]

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The lot of the law firm leader is not always a happy one. This week’s cover feature unpicks that statement a little. We quizzed dozens of past and present managing and senior partners on what it is that makes the role so tough. Who would have thought that one of the recurring themes would be […]

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