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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 […]

Investing in Sao Tome and Principe

To promote private-sector growth and to improve the business environment in the country, São Tomé and Príncipe has implemented a series of legislative measures that establish favourable conditions for foreign investment. The main measures adopted that are of particular interest to investors include approval of the new São Tomé and Príncipe Investment Code and the […]

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Clifford Chance advises on China Mobile’s acquisition of Thai telecoms carrier

Clifford Chance has advised China Mobile on its $880m investment in Thai telecommunications company True Corporation, which turned to Linklaters for advice. Dual-listed in New York and Hong Kong, China Mobile is the world’s largest telecoms carrier by the number of subscribers. Through the $880m investment, it will acquire an 18 per cent equity stake […]

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Clifford Chance to vote on slashing management committee from 16 to nine

Clifford Chance is to vote next month on slashing its management committee from 16 to nine in Matthew Layton’s first key move as leader. The firm’s new managing partner is understood to have stood for the role on a platform of streamlining management and creating a stronger executive team (28 November 2013). He has now […]

Khaitan advises PUK on acquisition of majority stake in Profab Engineers

Khaitan & Co has advised PUK-Werke KG Kunststoff-Stahlverarbeitung in Germany in relation to its acquisition of a majority stake in Indian company Profab Engineers from its existing promoters. PUK manufactures cable support systems, cable clamps and under-floor systems. Partners Rabindra Jhunjhunwala and Anand Mehta advised on the corporate aspects with assistance from partner Abhishek Sharma […]

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