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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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Planning barristers from No5 successfully represent Persimmon Homes Severn Valley

Planning and environment barristers Christopher Young and James Corbet Burcher from No5 Chambers have successfully advised and represented Persimmon Homes Severn Valley at the Backwell Neighbourhood Plan Examination, conducted by examiner Nigel McGurk BSc (Hons) MCD MBA MRTPI. Farleigh Fields measures 19 hectares and is located just outside the Bristol Green Belt. The majority of the […]

“I’ll miss the unexpected,” says Pinsents’ outgoing MP David Ryan

Why would anybody want to be a law firm managing partner? Most people would run screaming from a role that involves trying to reach a consensus from a group of lawyers. “You have to be mad to want to do this,” jokes Kennedys’ managing partner Guy Stobart, in this week’s analysis. But if there’s one […]

Eversheds advises Dairy Crest on proposed £80m sale of Dairies business

Eversheds has advised Dairy Crest on the proposed sale of its Dairies operations to Müller UK & Ireland Group for £80m. Under the terms of the deal, Müller will acquire Dairy Crest’s entire Dairies operations, including factories at Foston, Derbyshire; Chadwell Heath, Essex; and Severnside, Gloucester. It will also acquire 72 depots. The sale is […]

Bär & Karrer advises Partners Group on acquisition of Helvetica 1 portfolio

Bär & Karrer has advised Partners Group, a private markets investment manager, on its acquisition of the ‘Helvetica I’ portfolio on behalf of its clients in a secondary transaction. Helvetica Property Investors will continue to act as asset manager of the commercial real-estate portfolio. The Bär & Karrer team included Corrado Rampini (M&A, real estate) and Christoph […]

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Simmons & Simmons re-elects Jeremy Hoyland as managing partner

Simmons & Simmons has re-elected managing partner Jeremy Hoyland for a second four-year term that will commence on 1 May 2015. The vote took place last week at a partner conference in Madrid. Hoyland joined Simmons in 1989 as a trainee and qualified into the London banking and capital markets department in 1991. He became […]

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