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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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Wall St woes: the Queen’s city

There may be a financial crisis on Wall St, but there are new opportunities aplenty in North Carolina. In Charlotte, America’s second biggest financial centre and the home of both Bank of America and Wachovia, a whole bunch of firms are unnervingly upbeat while Wall Street collapses. The likes of Alston & Bird, King & […]

Linklaters puts 20 partners on Lehman job

Linklatersputs 20 partners on Lehman job” />The number of Linklaters partners advising on the Lehman Brothers UK administration has climbed to 20 in the space of five days – one of the biggest senior legal teams on an insolvency this decade. On Monday, the first day of the administration, eight partners were known to have […]

Sullivan, Munger Tolles on Buffett Goldman deal

Sullivan & Cromwell and Munger Tolles & Olson have snared the lead roles on Warren Buffett’s $5bn (£2.7bn) cash injection in Goldman Sachs, announced yesterday (23 September). Sullivan relationship partner for Goldman, John Mead is leading the New York-based firm’s team on the deal. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway fund has turned to longstanding adviser Bob Denham […]

AIG hands $20bn rescue mandate to Sullivan

US insurance giant AIG drafted in Sullivan & Cromwell to advise it on its $20bn (£11.23bn) lifeline from ;New ;York ;State ­regulators. The facility will allow AIG to borrow money off its ­balance sheets using its ­subsidiaries as security, and it is understood that further emergency funding is ­currently being arranged. The ;Sullivan ;team includes […]

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