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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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The first Brics expo was held on 29–31 October 2014 in Kimberley, the capital of Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Two partners from Africa Legal Affairs Center (ALAC) of King & Capital Law Firm, Edward Huang and Joe Zhou, attended the exhibition. Northern Cape is the largest province of South Africa, accounting for about 29.7 […]

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David Ryan is more or less an institution at Pinsent Masons. During his 15 year tenure as the firm’s managing partner, he has led its transformation from a 134-partner regional practice into a 380-partner global outfit. But, having spent all that time in management without facing a contested election, the managing partner is finally relinquishing […]

All’s well that ends well in RSC’s first legal panel

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has named Foot Anstey and Mills & Reeve as its inaugural panel firms, beating shortlisted Freeths and Wright Hassall for the top spots (see full story here). The theatre company launched the panel process in March 2014, a year after Marina Zain’s appointment as RSC general counsel. These new appointments […]

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