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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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Holiday pay and overtime — implications of Freightliner decision for pension schemes

In Neal v Freightliner Ltd, the Employment Tribunal (ET) looked at the payment of overtime during a worker’s statutory holiday leave. Previously only guaranteed contractual overtime has been included in holiday pay calculations. However, the ET decided that non-guaranteed overtime (whether compulsory or voluntary) should also be included. Under the Working Time Directive (WTD), a […]

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WFW appoints new managing partners

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has elected London finance partner Chris Lowe and Germany head Lothar Wegener as joint managing partners. The pair’s appointment came a few weeks after previous managing partner Michael Greville’s sudden resignation (28 November 2013). They are set to begin their joint management role from 15 January 2014. Lowe is currently […]

Sydney

Clayton Utz appoints new chief executive

Clayton Utz’s board has appointed litigation partner Robert Cutler to succeed Darryl McDonough as the firm’s next chief executive partner. Based in Sydney, Cutler’s appointment will take effect from 1 July 2014. He joined Clayton Utzin 1991 and became a partner in 1998. He served as partner in charge of the Canberra office from 2000 […]

Ashurst’s musical chairs

When Ashurst corporate head Stephen Lloyd resigned from the firm, insiders predicted that only one man could possibly replace him. That man is Simon Beddow, who has duly stepped up to the role and joins new chairman Ben Tidswell in the firm’s management. Beddow replaces Lloyd as Ashurst’s corporate co-head Ashurst corporate chief Stephen Lloyd […]

The Financial Report — Volume 2, No. 22

DLA Piper has released the latest version (Volume 2, No. 22) of The Financial Report. Contents Discussion and Analysis  News from the Americas  News from Asia and the Pacific  News from Europe  Global regulators  US Securities and Exchange Commission developments  US Commodity Futures Trading Commission developments  US banking agency developments  US judicial developments  US exchanges […]

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