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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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Adjudications are now an established feature of construction and engineering disputes, and bring their own challenges, given the unrealistically tight scheduling imposed by the statute, which is often used by claimants to facilitate litigation by ambush. 11 Stone Buildings has barristers dealing with construction law who can at short notice advise and if required draft […]

CC’s Layton stakes reputation on transformative 10-year strategy

Clifford Chance managing partner Matthew Layton set the tone for his tenure within weeks of succeeding David Childs last May when he overhauled the firm’s constitution, scrapping leadership elections and installing a new executive management team. Less than a year later and the next phase of a grand plan to future-proof the firm is underway. […]

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Happy New Year! Are you ready for another fun-packed 2015? What do you mean your colleagues are already annoying you? One thing that newspaper columnists always do in January is get all predict-y and publish a bunch of vague articles guessing what the year ahead might bring. DLA Piper’s privacy and cyber team has done […]

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Shakespeares’ new CEO sets out national ambitions as Wilson steps down

Shakespeares chief executive Paul Wilson has stepped down from his role after nearly nine years at the helm of the acquisitive Midlands-based firm. Wilson joined Shakepeares in 2006 when turnover was £10m with a team of less than 200 (6 March 2006). The firm’s chief client officer Andy Raynor, who joined last year in a […]

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