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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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Promotion for Ogier dispute resolution specialist James Angus

Dispute Resolution specialist at Ogier James Angus has been promoted to Senior Associate. James joined Ogier in 2017 and since then worked on a variety of cases, making a number of Court appearances on those matters. James trained at the English bar and, before joining Ogier, gained experience at other offshore firms in Jersey as well […]

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Metro Bank has added five new firms to its commercial panel, including CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang and Eversheds Sutherland. They have been joined by DLA Piper, Browne Jacobson and Linklaters, which acts as Metro Bank’s main corporate adviser. Incumbents Blake Morgan, Gowling WLG and Addleshaw Goddard keep their places, while former employment firm Travers […]

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Brick Court and Skadden step in for Abramovich in $1.5bn oligarch battle

Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich is facing an expedited legal battle against two other Russian oligarchs, which is set to hit English courts this year. Brick Court’s Danny Jowell, Alan Roxburgh and Richard Eschwege are representing Abramovich, instructed by Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. The dispute is over the Chelsea owner’s intention to […]

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