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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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Gide set to explore emerging markets as Puel and de Moucheron re-elected

Gide Loyrette Nouel has re-elected its managing and senior partners for a second three-year term along with a new executive board. Managing partner Stéphane Puel and senior partner Baudouin de Moucheron stood together for re-election on a combined slate. They will start their second three-year term in January 2015 with the aim of continuing the firm’s […]

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Tech company SanDisk hires Broadcom deputy GC as new chief legal officer

Flash memory storage company SanDisk has announced the appointment of new chief legal officer Mark Brazeal, senior deputy general counsel at tech company Broadcom.  He has replaced former chief legal officer Eric Whitaker, who had been in the role since January 2013. Before his role at SanDisk, Whitaker was general counsel and corporate secretary at […]

Khaitan advises Cigital on acquisition of share capital of iViZ Techno Solutions

Khaitan & Co has advised Cigital in relation to (a) the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of iViZ Techno Solutions from its promoters, IDG Ventures India I and other financial investors; (b) the retention of promoters as senior managerial personnel based on an earn-out linked compensation mechanism; and (c) the post-acquisition funding of […]

Clifford Chance braces itself for claim from Excalibur funders

Clifford Chance has already taken a beating from the courts over the failed $1.6bn Excalibur case. Now the firm is facing a professional negligence claim for its role in the oil rights battle. The litigation funders bankrolling oil giant Excalibur’s claim have initiated a claim against Clifford Chance for its role in the case, which […]

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DWF reappoints Leaitherland for fourth term as managing partner and CEO

DWF has re-elected Andrew Leaitherland as the firm’s managing partner and CEO for a fourth term. Leaitherland’s reappointment was uncontested, and approved by the firm’s equity partners. He will begin his next three-year term in January 2015.  Since taking up his managing partner and CEO role in 2006, Leaitherland has witnessed DWF’s revenue grow by […]

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