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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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Review of the year: month by month

The year will be remembered for redundancies and consolidation, as firms looked to cut costs and reduce overheads.  Here The Lawyer takes a look back at what has been a transformative year, from the collapse of Cobbetts and the pre-pack sale of Manches to Penningtons to the coming together of SJ Berwin and King & […]

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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 […]

Eversheds’ Singh says David Cameron will be ‘particularly pleased’ by India export figures

Parmjit Singh, India trade expert at Eversheds, has commented following news that exports to India have increased by 20 per cent following UK trade delegations to the continent. Singh said: ‘David Cameron will have been particularly pleased by these latest figures, given his first overseas visit following his appointment was to India. He had initially identified […]

Google defeats Authors’ Guild in US book-scanning dispute

By Zachary Brown Google has won the latest battle in its long-running dispute with the US Authors’ Guild over its plan to create a digital library of every book in the world. On 14 November 2013, US Circuit Judge Denny Chin ruled in favour of Google in the matter of The Authors’ Guild, Inc et […]

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