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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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Greenberg Traurig Maher has hired Sidley Austin corporate partner Dorothee Fischer-Appelt to join its London office, following the growing trend of US to US partner laterals in the City. Fischer-Appelt had been at Sidley Austin since 2011, where her main practice was in capital markets. She has worked on a range of European and international […]

Mishcon professional negligence case headed for High Court in November

The case brought by former Queens Park Rangers chairman Antonio Caliendo against Mishcon de Reya is finally heading for court this year following a three-year lead up and tussles over missed deadlines. The case is set down for 10 days in November and promises to be one of the year’s largest professional negligence cases against […]

Goodman Derrick’s Commercial Property Litigation to be published in March

The second edition of Commercial Property Litigation by James Fieldsend of Tanfield Chambers and Paul McAndrews of Goodman Derrick will be published by Jordan Publishing on 1 March. This practical handbook for property litigators is a fully updated version of the well-known original. It combines an analysis of the relevant substantive law and procedure, with ‘practical […]

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Top 10 stories: 9-15 January 2015

Cooley’s London launch dominated the top 10 stories of last week, but silk announcements and the unveiling of Stonewall’s top 100 gay-friendly employers also featured. Last Friday (9 January) we exclusively broke the news that US tech giant Cooley was finally launching its London office with the hire of partners from Edwards Wildman and Morrison […]

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Kennedys enters co-operation agreement with Chinese firm AnJie

Kennedys has formalised a long-term relationship with Chinese firm AnJie by entering a co-operation agreement with the Beijing-headquartered firm. Kennedys has worked with AnJie in a best-friends arrangement for about two years. AnJie is an insurance-focused firm with offices in Beijing and Shanghai. It advises a number of international insurers operating in China. Kennedys Hong […]

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