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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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Urgent Issues Task Force clears up Application Note G confusion

The ongoing saga of Application Note G (ANG) to FRS5 finally reached a conclusion on 10 March, when the Urgent Issues Task Force of the Accounting Standards Board (ASB) issued its conclusions on the cause of much legal market angst. The document, known as UITF Abstract 40, helps clarify the situation and confirms that a […]

The gee-gee whizz

Andrew Reid offers further proof, if it were needed, that lawyers do not always conform to traditional stereotypes. Reid is the founder and senior partner of Mayfair firm Reid Minty. In between running his firm, he is busy as London’s only professional racehorse trainer, with over 137 flat winners being trained out of his Mill […]

The work-life quiz

Tim Taylor, head of corporate, Withers What was your first ever job? The morning shift in the confectionery section of a bakery in Stockport. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Going to county court for a landlord and tenant application and being asked by the judge to present the case. It was only […]

DLA Piper pips rivals to World Trade Centre instruction

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has defeated New York’s real estate elite to secure a glamour instruction to advise the Port Authority of New York on the redevelopment of the World Trade Centre site. The firm, led by New York partner Martin Polevoy, secured the instruction last month following a competitive tender process. It is […]

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