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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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DLA Piper advises on award-winning power plant project in Peru

Planta de Reserva Fría de Generación de Eten SA, a Peru-based power generation company, has received the Deal of the Year award in the project finance category from International Financial Law Review. DLA Piper advised BTG Pactual as arranger and placement agent of the $132.8m (£79.9m) project bond offering by Eten to finance a 20-year concession […]

People

Morgan Cole promotes two ahead of July merger

Morgan Cole has promoted two partners to its Oxford and Cardiff offices as well as promoting 20 others members of staff within the firm. The firm has made up succession wills and tax lawyer James Greig in the Thames Valley and commercial lawyer Jason Richards, based in Oxford and Cardiff. Last year the firm promoted […]

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Simpson Millar turns to Fairpoint for merger after ending Slater & Gordon talks

Leeds-based Simpson Millar has been acquired by AIM listed financial services group Fairpoint Group after shelving discussions with Slater & Gordon in January. Fairpoint Group said it would pay £9m up-front to acquire the consumer firm with a further £6m in cash shares being handed over when the deal completes in June 2014. Fairpoint will […]

FFW managing partner Chissick: Back to the future

A year in as managing partner and Field Fisher Waterhouse’s managing partner Michael Chissick has sprung into action. And now he’s out of the gate, he’s not looking back. Chissick has declared war on the firm’s old image, telling The Lawyer: “Some perceive us as a little outdated […] take another look at us in […]

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