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Corporate compliance in Spain: Procedural aspects of the criminal liability of legal entities.

Corporate compliance in Spain: Procedural aspects of the criminal liability of legal entities.

In 2010, a reform of the Criminal Code, introducing the criminal liability of legal entities in Spanish law; in 2015, a subsequent reform regulated the basic models of crime prevention; it has provoked a small revolution in the legal world and it has been the subject of many doctrinal articles, ... Read More »

Registry of Contracts – new rules of effectiveness of certain contracts in the Czech Republic

Registry of Contracts – new rules of effectiveness of certain contracts in the Czech Republic

This article is devoted to the new act of registry of contracts (Act No. 340/2015 Coll.), which became effective as of 1 July 2016. The Act establishes in the Czech Republic a registry of contracts, an informative system of the public administration that serves as a platform for publication of ... Read More »

Foundation of a simple limited liability company according to the Czech law is now less costly

Foundation of a simple limited liability company according to the Czech law is now less costly

The simplification and reduction in the costs of establishment of a simple limited liability company brings us the novelization of the Czech Act No. 549/1991 Coll., on Court Fees (Act No. 161/2016 Coll.), which became effective as of 7 June 2016. Regarding the fact that a limited liability company is ... Read More »

GmbH or AG – what are the differences?

GmbH or AG – what are the differences?

Many foreign entrepreneurs establish a subsidiary in Germany, frequently choosing a Kapitalgesellschaft (company) for liability and tax reasons. The most familiar forms of company in German law are the Aktiengesellschaft (AG), or public limited company and the Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH), or limited liability company. Both are autonomous legal ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Can a judge (in interlocutory proceedings) forbid a party to terminate an agreement even though the contractual notice period has been observed?

Can a judge (in interlocutory proceedings) forbid a party to terminate an agreement even though the contractual notice period has been observed?

After a general introduction, this post will discuss a ruling by the judge in interlocutory proceedings in Rotterdam of 30 March 2016 on a continuing performance contract to produce and deliver dry soups which are eventually intended to be passed on to Heinz (ECLI:NL:RBROT:2016:2467). The purchaser ‘Continental Foods Belgium’ terminated ... Read More »

Negotiated contract clause and General Terms and Conditions of Business

Negotiated contract clause and General Terms and Conditions of Business

National legal systems routinely contain special provisions to be used for evaluating General Terms and Conditions of Business (GTC), and German law is no exception. Clauses that qualify as general terms and conditions of business are automatically subject to this rigorous scrutiny. If they do not withstand scrutiny, they are ... Read More »

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