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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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Leonid Ristev from Karanovic & Nikolic speaks at mineral resources conference

Leonid Ristev, senior associate at Karanovic & Nikolic, recently held a presentation at the 4th International Conference on Mineral Resources in the Republic of Serbia in Belgrade. He lectured on the comparative analysis of public-private partnerships and strategic partnerships between private investors and the state in the sector of mining in Serbia. The event covered key […]

Conyers provides Bermuda law advice to Carnival Group on RMB500m senior bonds

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Bermuda law advice to Carnival Group International Holdings Ltd on the issuance of RMB500m (£51.5m) in an aggregate principal amount of 11.5 per cent senior bonds due 2016. Carnival Group is an investment holding company that specialises in property investment business and retail-related consultancy and management services, and trading […]

Bird & Bird set to fight £2m professional negligence claim

Bird & Bird is the latest firm to be the target of a lawsuit from its former clients, we report today. The firm is facing a professional negligence case brought by British Virgin Islands client Orientfield Holdings, which aborted the purchase of a £25m property in St Johns Wood. Orientfield lost a £2m deposit when […]

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