The implementation of the Jointly Owned Property (Strata) Law in Dubai

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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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Following the Financial Services Authority’s (FSA) June 2012 consultation paper, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), assuming responsibility for publishing the rules from its predecessor, has published its policy statement addressing payments from product providers, such as fund managers, to platform service providers and consumers. In summary, platform services must be funded using charges disclosed to […]

Enhanced PIB module of the DFSA rulebook

In the good old days of financial services applications in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a category-three financial services licence covered a multiplicity of financial services and it would have been irresponsible of any adviser to suggest that a financial services company should not apply for as many services as it could reasonably justify. […]

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Irwin Mitchell closes in on £200m turnover

Irwin Mitchell’s legal practice is closing in on the £200m revenue mark, with the firm’s commercial business generating revenues of £40m over the last financial year. The firm has restructured in recent years to reflect the fact it has ABS licences that cover legal and non-legal businesses (20 August 2012). At the 2011/12 year end […]

Conyers advises Alliance Oil Company Ltd on $500m offering of Eurobonds

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised Alliance Oil Company Ltd on a $500m offering of Eurobonds (7.000 per cent guaranteed notes due 2020). The notes are listed on the Irish Stock Exchange. Alliance Oil Company Ltd, incorporated in Bermuda, operates as an independent oil and gas company primarily in Russia and Kazakhstan, and its shares […]

Renminbi qualified foreign institutional investors (RQFII) pilot scheme expanded

The pilot scheme for RQFII was first introduced in China in December 2011, with the aim of enabling China’s financial industry to channel overseas RMB funds into the domestic market through various RMB denominated products launched in Hong Kong (such as bond-type funds and ETFs) in furtherance of the promotion of RMB internationalisation. In March […]

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