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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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DLA Piper loses four partners to rival Reed Smith

Reed Smith has raided DLA Piper for four partners in a move to bulk up its capital markets, M&A and corporate and securities practices. Capital markets and M&A lawyers Yvan-Claude Pierre, William Haddad and Daniel Goldberg have joined Reed Smith’s New York office while Garth Osterman, who was previously a partner at the firm from […]

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Specialist firms break with tradition to take on banks

Upstarts step out of the ’conflict shadows’ to boldly go where the magic circle fears to tread A burgeoning class of firms prepared to litigate against banks has emerged, thanks to the polarisation of the market caused by the rise of litigation boutiques such as Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. LG, Nabarro and Travers Smith […]

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White & Case relaunches in Milan with pair of Latham hires

White & Case is to re-open its Milan office as it turns the tables on traditional foe Latham & Watkins with the hire of two of its London partners. The international firm has appointed Michael Immordino and Jonathan Clark as partners in its global capital markets practice with immediate effect. Clark, previously a partner at […]

Memery Crystal tops tables with highest number of Aim clients

Memery Crystal has beaten LG, Norton Rose and Pinsent Masons to storm to the top of a ranking of firms by number of Aim-listed clients for the first time. The latest Hemscott Aim rankings for the three months to July show Memery Crystal has jumped from eighth place in October 2007, when the rankings first […]

Centre of attention

Singapore is holding its own in the competitive South East Asia market, as evidenced by a steady stream of law firm arrivals. Joanne Harris reports As growth markets go, ­Singapore must surely be near the top. The list of law firms opening up in the jurisdiction gets longer by the week. The latest in a long line of […]

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