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 »

New consumer protection against unfair commercial practices in the Czech Republic

New consumer protection against unfair commercial practices in the Czech Republic

This article is devoted to the new consumer protection law in the Czech Republic, which follows from the novelization of the Czech Consumer Protection Act (Act No. 634/1992 Coll.) and which became effective on 28th December 2015. The aim of this novelization is to provide for correct and full transposition ... Read More »

Online traders take note: the EU Commission’s online dispute resolution platform

Online traders take note: the EU Commission’s online dispute resolution platform

Online dispute resolution platform Regulation (EU) No. 524/2013 on online dispute resolution for consumer disputes has directly applied in all EU Member States, including Germany, since January 2016. The Regulation applies only to online trade with consumers by companies headquartered in Europe (i.e. not in Switzerland, China or the USA). ... Read More »

There is no penalty for not having a processor’s agreement

There is no penalty for not having a processor’s agreement

Since January, under certain conditions, substantial penalties can be imposed for breaching the Personal Data Protection Act [Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (Wbp)]. The duty to report data breaches has also been in force since that time. This means that existing processor’s agreements had to/must be amended. Some people are now however ... Read More »

Operating under the PSC Regime

Operating under the PSC Regime

Last year the new Part 21A was introduced into the Companies Act 2006, creating a new regime for almost all companies incorporated in any part of the UK to create and maintain a register of people with significant control (the PSC register regime). The first two important PSC register regime ... Read More »

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