English pension law and overseas businesses – a tough act to follow, but expensive to ignore

English pension law and overseas businesses – a tough act to follow, but expensive to ignore

INTRODUCTION This note highlights key points concerning English Pensions Law where overseas businesses are selling, buying or operating businesses in the United Kingdom. State pension provision in the UK is limited and accordingly private sector pension provision is common and highly regulated. FOCUS OF THIS NOTE Pension benefits provided by ... Read More »

Dutch civil-law notary cannot execute a deed under German law

Dutch civil-law notary cannot execute a deed under German law

On the basis of two rulings by the German Bundesgerichtshof from 1981 and 1989, the belief arose that deeds under German law can be executed by civil-law notaries not practising in Germany. In particular, it would be possible to transfer shares in German companies or incorporate legal entities under German ... Read More »

Pensions liberation: Has the High Court opened the floodgates for fraudsters to exploit both individuals, and flaws within the system?

Pensions liberation: Has the High Court opened the floodgates for fraudsters to exploit both individuals, and flaws within the system?

The High Court has overturned a decision of the Pensions Ombudsman which supported Royal London’s decision not to transfer a member’s benefits to another pension arrangement due to pensions liberation fears. This could have serious repercussions for pension scheme trustees, and for the Pensions Regulator’s crusade against unlawful liberation activity. ... Read More »

The Shareholder Spring – revisited

The Shareholder Spring – revisited

During the Shareholder Spring of 2012 shareholders won the argument that non-executive directors alone could be trusted to keep directors’ pay under appropriate scrutiny and control. Accordingly, the UK government took action and put in place a new remuneration reporting regime for listed companies (not including companies with securities admitted ... Read More »

Alternative resolution of consumer disputes in the Czech Republic (ADR) – part two

Alternative resolution of consumer disputes in the Czech Republic (ADR) – part two

Alternative resolution of consumer disputes in the Czech Republic (ADR) – part two The novelization of the Czech Consumer Protection Act (Act No. 378/2015 Coll.), which became effective on 1st February 2016, governs also competent authorities, actual proceedings and other details of the out of court resolution of consumer disputes. ... Read More »

New option for resolution of consumer disputes in the Czech Republic (ADR) – part  one

New option for resolution of consumer disputes in the Czech Republic (ADR) – part one

By this article we bring insight to the new consumer protection law concerning the new possibility for alternative out of court resolution of consumer disputes, which follows from the novelization of the Czech Consumer Protection Act (Act No. 378/2015 Coll.) and which became effective on 1st February 2016. It is ... Read More »

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